Archive for April 26th, 2017:

Builders ‘behind UK flooding risk’

Image copyright Getty Images New housing developments that contribute to the risk of flooding are still being built, MPs say. House builders are supposed to create housing schemes that catch water with features like green roofs and porous road surfaces. The government has frequently said it’s committed to reducing flood risk. But the Commons Environment

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Baby humpback whales ‘whisper’ to mums to avoid predators

Image copyright Fredrik Christiansen Image caption Humpback whale calf swimming with its mother The humpback whale is known for its loud haunting songs, which can be heard 20 miles away. However, new recordings show mothers and calves “whisper” to each other, seemingly to avoid attracting predators. The quiet grunts and squeaks can be heard only

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Nasa waits on Cassini radio contact from Saturn

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH Image caption Artwork: Cassini will run the gap between the planet and the rings on 22 occasions Controllers and scientists must wait until Thursday to hear from Cassini. The probe was due early on Wednesday to make the first of 22 dives in between Saturn’s cloudtops and the inner edge of its

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