Archive for August 24th, 2017:

Scientists split over snow leopard status

Image copyright Snow Leopard Trust Image caption Some experts are critical of the threat to snow leopards being downgraded Scientists are deeply divided on whether snow leopards are still endangered species, a BBC investigation has found. Some big cat exerts say their population has stabilised and increased in a number of places. This, they claim,

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First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker

Image copyright SOVCOMFLOT Image caption A combined ice breaker and LNG tanker has crossed the northern sea route A commercial LNG tanker has sailed across the colder, northern route from Europe to Asia without the protection of an ice-breaker for the first time. The specially-built ship completed the crossing in just six-and-a-half days setting a

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Secret life of the dodo revealed

Image copyright Julian Hume Image caption The dodo lived on the island of Mauritius until it died out about 350 years ago Scientists are piecing together clues about the life of the dodo, hundreds of years after the flightless bird was driven to extinction. Few scientific facts are known about the hapless bird, which was

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