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A study of various fish populations has found dramatic reductions in the proportion of older fish, something that spells trouble for the overall stability of population
Shipping traffic can increase lightning strikes, according to a pioneering study by the American Geophysical Union
At its core, Thomas’ book is about a big hole he dug by his Yorkshire home
After an ‘unprecedented’ surge northwards into New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the southern pine beetle is expected to continue expanding its range into large portions of northern US and southern Canadian forests
A project to map the ocean floor is raising concerns about prospective deep-sea mining operations
Cambodia has stopped selling its sand overseas, a move that has highlighted a global shortage in this oft-overlooked global resource
As part of New Zealand’s plan to cull millions of predators, scientists are consulting the public about controversial gene technology

Hill of Secrets

For this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole visits a viewpoint in Wiltshire for a look at the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole travels to the seaside village of Padstow near the mouth of the river Camel
The southern US state is sinking twice as fast as previously thought, with human mismanagement of its coast being held largely to blame

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