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Earth Is Becoming ‘Planet Plastic’

US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes. It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been created only in the last 65 years or so. The 8.3 billion tonnes is as heavy as 25,000 Empire State Buildings in New York, or […]

Gannet Bonanza On Yorkshire Cliffs

A gannet bonanza has been confirmed on the towering cliffs of Yorkshire by research from the RSPB.

A survey shows the cliffs around Flamborough Head and Filey are home to 412,000 seabirds including gannets, puffins and razor bills.

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Scientists Find Clouds Full Of ‘Ice-Lollies’

Researchers reveal the bizarre concentration of cool cloud-clinging confections as the UK experiences a heatwave.

Scientists have discovered clouds full of ‘ice-lollies’.

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Study Casts Doubt On..

Study casts doubt on the idea of ‘big fluffy T. rex.’

Researchers say the huge predator had scales much like modern reptiles rather than feathers or fluff.

The dinosaur may have ditched its feathers because it no longer needed insulation when it reached gigantic proportions, they propose.

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Juno Peers Below Jupiter’s Clouds

Scientists working on the American space agency’s new Juno mission say its initial observations at Jupiter have taken their breath away.

In particular, they have been amazed by the storms seen at the planet’s poles. “Think of a bunch of hurricanes, every one the size of the Earth, all packed so close together that each […]

Rise In Atmospheric CO2

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation.

The growth in the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas.

A new study says that green vegetation has helped offset a large fraction of human related carbon emissions between 2002 and 2014.

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