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Rare double waterspout caught on camera

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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The reserve was created in 1984 by the then-military government Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to

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What’s really the point of wasps?

Image copyright Getty Images A new citizen science survey aims to shed light on that fixture of summertime in the outdoors: the wasp. Though much maligned, these fascinating creatures perform a vital ecological role, say scientists. The only thing more certain to spoil an August Bank Holiday weekend BBQ than a sudden cloudburst? The arrival

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