Nature - Environment

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

BBC Sciences - Environment - Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:59
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change

BBC Sciences - Environment - Sat, 08/24/2019 - 05:02
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.

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

BBC Sciences - Environment - Sat, 08/24/2019 - 02:06
The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

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

BBC Sciences - Environment - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:10
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?

BBC Sciences - Environment - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:37
How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

Gloucestershire man walks tortoise to the pub every day

BBC Sciences - Environment - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 07:26
Nancy Drew the tortoise has become famous around Tewkesbury, with people loving to stop and say hello.

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

BBC Sciences - Environment - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 07:21
It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

BBC Sciences - Environment - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:43
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

'I will give my last drop of blood for this forest'

BBC Sciences - Environment - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:05
Members of Brazil's Mura tribe vow to defend their land, as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest.

Developing cancer drugs from African plants

Nature.com - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 23 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02564-x

Mansurah Abdulazeez discusses how her visionary plant research could help in the fight against cancer.

Top US university investigates donations from Jeffrey Epstein

Nature.com - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 23 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01805-3

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announcement comes after two researchers said they would leave the university because of its links to the sex offender.

Alarming surge in Amazon fires prompts global outcry

Nature.com - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 23 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02537-0

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for discussion of the situation in Brazil at the upcoming G7 summit.

Daily briefing: How to communicate your science to the people in charge

Nature.com - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 23 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02558-9

Six simple strategies for informing policymakers, researchers speak about life in a troubled ancient-DNA lab and the ‘CRISPR age’ spawns smart materials.

‘Paralysed by anxiety’: researchers speak about life in troubled ancient-DNA lab

Nature.com - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 23 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02540-5

Colleagues of Alan Cooper, who has been suspended as leader of the prestigious Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, describe a toxic work environment.

Pigs' emotions could be read by new farming technology

BBC Sciences - Environment - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 17:18
New technology has been developed to detect how happy the animals are.

Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

BBC Sciences - Environment - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:53
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.