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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Indians who need $2.1m drug to fight a rare disease

Mon, 2023-11-06 10:44
Most people with rare genetic diseases are unable to access life-saving medicines due to high costs.
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The floating desalination machines powered by the waves

Mon, 2023-11-06 10:03
Desalination usually requires a lot of heat and power, but a new system just needs wave energy.
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Annual oil and gas licences planned with net zero commitment required

Mon, 2023-11-06 08:48
Projects will have to meet net zero targets, under the proposals to be outlined in the King's Speech.
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James Webb telescope: Baby star launches giant jets and shocks

Sat, 2023-11-04 10:36
The James Webb observatory records the giant jets and shocks created by a birthing star in Orion.
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Boom in unusual jellyfish spotted in UK waters

Fri, 2023-11-03 12:42
Climate change is warming the world's oceans, creating good conditions for jellyfish in the UK.
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No targeted mental health support for flood-hit farmers

Fri, 2023-11-03 11:43
The government rejects calls to provide new funding for mental health support for farmers in crises.
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Deep divisions ahead of crucial UN climate talks

Tue, 2023-10-31 20:36
COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber has acknowledged the challenges he faces.
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Band walks 870 miles to complete Wales tour

Tue, 2023-10-31 09:00
While Beyoncé uses private jets, Filkins Drift walked to their gigs, carrying their instruments.
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Carbon emissions threaten 1.5C climate threshold sooner than thought - report

Tue, 2023-10-31 02:00
Fossil fuel emissions threaten a key climate threshold sooner than previously thought, a report says.
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The man rescuing Britain's 'magical' glow worms

Sat, 2023-10-28 09:52
Glow worms are a rare sight in the UK but one young conservationist is trying to bring them back.
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Reintroducing extinct species 'not a priority'

Fri, 2023-10-27 12:59
Bringing previously extinct native species like beavers back to England is not on the Environment Secretary's priority list.
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Clogher: Tanks containing cattle semen stolen in burglary

Fri, 2023-10-27 08:41
The size of the tanks stolen is not known but police say their contents were of "significant value".
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Regulator reveals water firms with worst finances

Fri, 2023-10-27 00:23
Thames Water is among a group of firms being closely monitored due to issues with their finances.
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Bacterium found in African elephants may explain sudden deaths

Wed, 2023-10-25 22:04
A bacterium found in several wild elephants may explain why hundreds died suddenly in Botswana in 2020.
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What is COP28 in Dubai and why is it important?

Wed, 2023-10-25 20:56
The climate change summit comes after a year of weather extremes and broken temperature records.
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Big banks linked to products with pangolin and leopard parts

Wed, 2023-10-25 09:29
The companies include UK multinationals such as HSBC, Prudential, and Legal & General.
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Skeletons discovered in rare 5,000-year-old tomb in Orkney

Tue, 2023-10-24 15:17
Archaeologists say pottery and stone tools have also been found at the site in Orkney.
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World shift to clean energy is unstoppable, IEA report says

Tue, 2023-10-24 14:00
The world is shifting rapidly to clean energy but still investing too much in fossil fuels, the IEA says.
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Sea-level rise: West Antarctic ice shelf melt 'unavoidable'

Tue, 2023-10-24 01:00
Future sea-level rise may have been underestimated, a new study warns, with more melt "locked in".
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Could the UK's tides help wean us off fossil fuels?

Sun, 2023-10-22 09:43
The UK has some of the world's most powerful tides - and is well placed to exploit their power.
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