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The Anthropocene is the buzzword of the epoch – literally. Proposed by geologists in the 1980s, it’s the idea that human activity has influenced the Earth to such extent as to cause a new geological era
A German energy firm has designed ‘Biogas backpacks’ in an effort to boost local energy businesses in Ethiopia
A decade-long survey has shown that sperm whales in the Caribbean region communicate with a particular accent that is exclusive to the area
When plants respire, they contribute a massive carbon flux to the atmosphere so their response to higher temperatures is a major concern for scientists. However, it’s now thought that increases in plant respiration may not be as high as previously estimated
The UK’s new polar research ship needs a a name and it was deemed a bright idea to ask the public to come up with it. Cue the internet...
Showing at the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s UK Tour, ‘Operation Moffat’ tells the unique story of the first British female climbing guide

Australia’s cheap coal dilemma

New figures show that one third of all coal mines in Queensland, Australia are running at a loss
The Glass Bead Game aims to engage listeners on complex geopolitical issues
With awards season over, it could be time to settle down with some non-fiction features. Here are seven of the best documentaries streaming on Netflix right now
Reading Park’s story of documenting a family of wild Siberian tigers is to be drawn deep into the hinterland of southeast Russia

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