Coronavirus: Bat virus hunters find new evidence

Experts say coronaviruses related to Sars-CoV-2 may be found in bats across many parts of Asia.

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Feb. 9, 2021 ~2 min

Whale threats from fishing gear 'underestimated'

Blue whales may be at a bigger risk than previously thought of getting entangled in fishing nets.

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Feb. 9, 2021 ~3 min

Traffic noise impairs songbirds' abilities

A bird problem-solving experiment has revealed how traffic noise impairs the animals' abilities.

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Feb. 3, 2021 ~3 min

UK government backs birth control for grey squirrels

The government gives its support to a project to use oral contraceptives to control grey squirrels.

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Jan. 26, 2021 ~4 min

Elephants counted from space for conservation

Satellite imagery is being used to count elephants in a breakthrough that could aid conservation.

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Jan. 21, 2021 ~2 min

Electric eels work together to zap prey

The electric predators work in groups to herd and "zap" their prey in unison, scientists shocked to discover.

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Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

Islanders help rescue orca stranded on Orkney beach

Volunteers led the rescue effort to save the young 11ft-long stranded orca in Orkney.

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Jan. 6, 2021 ~2 min

First case of coronavirus detected in wild mink

Experts are calling for greater surveillance of wildlife for the virus after the discovery in Utah, US.

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Dec. 14, 2020 ~2 min

Call for coronavirus screening at mink farms

Surveillance of farmed mink for coronavirus should be mandatory, says a top scientist.

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Nov. 23, 2020 ~3 min

Mutated strain of coronavirus 'can jump back and forth'

A new coronavirus strain could potentially leap to other animals, such as mice and voles, says expert.

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Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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