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BBC Science and Environment

Sharks can be 'social or solitary'
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.

Moon's hidden valley system revealed
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.

Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure
As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for potential exposure to Ebola, Texas health officials have said.

Farmers to protest milk price cuts
Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.

Sites vie for European Mars landing
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.

The Ecologist

'New' reactor types are all nuclear pie in the sky
There's an Alice in Wonderland flavour to the nuclear power debate, writes Jim Green. Lobbyists are promoting all sorts of new reactor types - an implicit admission that existing reactors aren't...

Human consumption driving wildlife loss
The plight of much of the world's wildlife seems 'worse than ever', writes Alex Kirby. To blame is unsustainable human consumption, which is driving habitat loss, climate change and the illegal...

Five ways to stop the world's wildlife vanishing
Faced with a worldwide 52% decline in wildlife numbers over 40 years, Paul Jepson calls for action, not despondency. A new, inclusive vision of how to conserve and rebuild biodiversity is needed -...

To save the world's wildlife, first we must love it
The number of wild vertebrate animals has more than halved over the last 40 years, writes Hugh Warwick - a truly catastrophic rate of decline. Yet the BBC did not consider it important enough to...

World Bank 'failing to protect Kenya forest dwellers'
The eviction of Kenya's Sengwer forest people in a World Bank financed project was a failure of the Bank's duty to protect indigenous people, according to an internal report. The Bank's directors...

World Resources Institute

RELEASE: World Resources Institute and Johnson Controls Launch New Building Efficiency Initiative

New partnership will advance global solutions for greater building efficiency in...

ADVISORY: Launch Event for New Analysis on Opportunities to Advance New Climate Economy in the United States

Event features former President of Mexico, business executives, and NGO...

RELEASE: WRI Welcomes Lawrence MacDonald as Vice President for Communications

WASHINGTON (OCTOBER 1, 2014)— World Resources Institute welcomes Lawrence MacDonald as its new Vice...

Finding Solutions for South Africa's Coal-Fired Energy and Water Problems

This post originally appeared on The Guardian's Water hub.

Coal production, from mining to power generation, requires vast volumes of water. Furthermore, pollution from coal mining can

With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit

Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published for TheCityFix.

Last week, cities around the world made bold commitments to confront climate change. The Compact of Mayors, announced at...

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