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Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.

Fake news is 'reinforced by false memories'

Research during Ireland's abortion referendum highlights risks for social networks.

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity

The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females

It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

MPs say people will have to stop driving if the UK is to meet its Zero Carbon goals by 2050.

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology

Microplastics in water pose ‘no apparent health risk’

The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.

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