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The European Court of Justice finds the logging of a primeval forest illegal, raising questions about future forest management
The US meat industry is attempting to officially define ‘meat’ as a slew of new, clean meats move closer to the dinner table
As climate conditions at the 100th meridian, the traditional United States boundary between the humid east and the dry west, are shown to be on the move, could it mean a reshaping of America’s farmlands?

Bat signals

Scientists working with new drone technology are hoping to reveal the hidden secrets behind the bat’s uncanny navigation skills
New interactive maps combine precipitation and temperature to show climate change in more detail and can be used to compare climates worldwide

Hunting the hunters

The RSPB introduces a new hotline for reporting the unlawful killing of birds of prey

Aquaculture: farming the sea

Increasing interest in offshore aquaculture is dividing environmentalists
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole walks up Gunnerside Gill, a valley in the Yorkshire Dales with a toxic history

Lake Superior: the North Shore

To retrace the route of the fur voyageurs on the waterways of northwest Ontario, Canada, Laura Cole embarks on a week-long canoe trip along the world’s largest lake
Scientists discover how shrubs are dominating the Arctic tundra

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