INSIGHT: Zoo panda enjoys a snow day...

INSIGHT: Zoo panda enjoys a snow day


Bei Bei the giant panda enjoyed a carefree day playing in the snow after heavy winter storms hit his home at Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian National Zoo.

Britain's 'chippies' under threat from plastic deluge - charity

Britain's fish and chips, one of the nation's favourite staples, is under threat from the deluge of plastic that is choking seas and endangering marine life, a leading environmental charity is warning, as Stuart McDill reports.

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U.S. farmers woo new buyers amid Chinese tariffs

A growing number of U.S. soybean farmers are scrambling to open up new markets and salvage existing ones disrupted by a global trade war with China.

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California's fires spur scorched-earth politics

Trump has once again injected politics into California's wildfires, accusing Democrats of of mismanaging forests by not culling the dead fuel that feeds the blazes, but Governor Jerry Brown countered that climate change is largely to blame.

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Underwater ultrasound sheds light on whale shark reproduction

Researchers in the Galapagos have carried out medical examinations of female whale sharks in the wild for the first time ever, allowing them to identify reproductive organs and even developing follicles. Matthew Stock reports.

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Russian fashion designer creates costumes from garbage

Russian eco-fashion designer Artur Brazhe creates catwalk clothing out of recyclable trash

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Norway scientists tackle sea lice blight on fish farming

Researchers from the University of Bergen are looking for ways to combat the sea lice parasites that thrive in salmon cages and can lead to higher mortality rate in farmed fish. Matthew Stock reports.

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'Frog ladders' help critters escape death-trap drains

British conservationists are installing special 'ladders' in roadside drains to help give stricken amphibians an escape route from certain death. Matthew Stock reports.

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Solar powered UAV stays airborne for a year, say developers

A solar-powered unmanned aircraft that can remain airborne for up to a year has successfully passed the first stages of testing, according to its developers. Ella Wilks-Harper has more.

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