Archive for July 2nd, 2017:

Torus nuclear fusion project gets Brexit funding pledge

Image caption The government said discussions on an “appropriate funding split” would take place if the contract is extended A research project into nuclear fusion will continue to receive funding from the UK, if the European Union agrees to keep it in Oxfordshire. The Joint European Torus (Jet) in Culham is home to the world’s

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Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

Image copyright Paula Olson Image caption Vaquita porpoises are rarely seen Mexico’s government says it plans to use dolphins trained by the US Navy to try to save the world’s most endangered marine species, the vaquita porpoise. Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano said that the dolphins would be deployed to locate and herd vaquitas into a

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UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement

Image copyright Press Eye The government is to end an arrangement that allows other countries to fish in UK waters, it has been announced. The convention allows Irish, Dutch, French, German and Belgian vessels to fish within six and 12 nautical miles of UK coastline. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the move would help take

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