Archive for January 7th, 2018:

Trial of laser beams to scare sea eagles from lambs

Image copyright Iain Erskine/RSPB Scotland Image caption Sea eagles are the UK’s largest bird of prey and one of its most protected species Shining laser beams onto hillsides could be used as a method of scaring white-tailed sea eagles away from flocks of sheep. The technology is to be trialled in Argyll, an area where

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Pioneer astronaut John Young dies

US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. “Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer,” agency chief Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. Young was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and

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Northern Forest: Plan to plant ‘ribbon of woodland’ across England

Image copyright Getty Images Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government. It is providing £5.7m to increase tree cover along a belt spanning Manchester, Leeds and Bradford. The project will cost £500m over 25 years. The balance of the funds will need to be

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