Archive for June 30th, 2017:

Wild ducks caught on camera snacking on small birds

Image copyright Silviu Petrovan/Mihai Leu Image caption A mallard duck closes in on a fledgling black redstart Wild mallard ducks have been observed attacking and eating migratory birds. This has never been documented before and is probably a new behaviour, say scientists. Zoologists at the University of Cambridge filmed a group of mallard ducks hunting

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‘Very strong’ climate change signal in record June heat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The chances of soaring temperatures have been increased by human related climate change The June heat waves that impacted much of the UK and Western Europe were made more intense because of climate change say scientists. Forest fires in Portugal claimed scores of lives while emergency heat plans were

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Large-scale study ‘shows neonic pesticides harm bees’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Some honeybee hives exposed to neonicotinoids were at risk of dying off over winter The most extensive study to date on neonicotinoid pesticides concludes that they harm both honeybees and wild bees. Researchers said that exposure to the chemicals left honeybee hives less likely to survive over winter,

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