Archive for April 11th, 2017:

Poultry in England allowed outside as anti-bird flu measures relaxed

Image copyright PA All poultry in England will be allowed outside again from Thursday, having been kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu. The government has carried out a new assessment of the risk they had of becoming infected by wild birds. The move brings the rules for poultry in

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Climate change scientists’ bid to drill Everest glacier

Media captionScientists to use ‘car wash drill’ on Khumbu glacier Climate-change scientists are to travel to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first team to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier. The Aberystwyth University-led group will use a drill adapted from a car wash to cut into the Khumbu glacier in the

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England nature plan ‘lacking policies’

A draft 25-year government plan sets out a bold vision for nature in England, but campaigners say it lacks policies. The strategy aims to ensure England’s environment is healthy and that it is a beautiful place to live, work and bring up a family. It aims to bring back birds to a countryside depleted under

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