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Penguin paradise - world's largest marine park agreed for Antarctica

24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.

24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.

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MEPs tell shoppers to pay more for plastic bags

Member of the European Parliament on Tuesday backed plans to curb the use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Shoppers will have to use reusable

Member of the European Parliament on Tuesday backed plans to curb the use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Shoppers will have to use reusable

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The Plight of the Pollinators

Pollinators like bumblebees are declining in Europe. What are the causes, the consequences and the possible solutions? Researchers know that the

Pollinators like bumblebees are declining in Europe. What are the causes, the consequences and the possible solutions? Researchers know that the

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Do you know: can we survive without bees?

Bees and other pollinators are on a steep decline in Europe. What are the consequences of that silent disaster? Well, quite many, and much more

Bees and other pollinators are on a steep decline in Europe. What are the consequences of that silent disaster? Well, quite many, and much more

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Tokyo promises better Fukushima nuclear containment

The deterioration of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues to raise fresh fears. The latest bad news announced by the operating company

The deterioration of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues to raise fresh fears. The latest bad news announced by the operating company

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Brazil: Ten tons of dead fish found in Rio lake

There is something fishy going on in Brazil. Ten tons of dead fish have been found floating in a Rio de Janeiro lake. Biologists said it was

There is something fishy going on in Brazil. Ten tons of dead fish have been found floating in a Rio de Janeiro lake. Biologists said it was

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Troika inspectors press Greece for more austerity

Inspectors from the so-called “troika” – the European Union, International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank are in Greece again. They

Inspectors from the so-called “troika” – the European Union, International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank are in Greece again. They

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Overfishing: can the EU influence change?

The darkest warnings are becoming reality: the world’s fish stocks are collapsing. Many blame the so-called “supertrawlers” supported by public

The darkest warnings are becoming reality: the world’s fish stocks are collapsing. Many blame the so-called “supertrawlers” supported by public

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Protecting the Giant Mussels of the Italian coast

The operation to remove the wreckage of the Costa Concordia from the Italian coastline has faced many challenges but one in particular has caught the

The operation to remove the wreckage of the Costa Concordia from the Italian coastline has faced many challenges but one in particular has caught the

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Prestige tanker spill trial opens in Corunna

Ten years after the oil tanker Prestige sank off the Spanish coast, hundreds of activists protested outside a special court as senior officers from

Ten years after the oil tanker Prestige sank off the Spanish coast, hundreds of activists protested outside a special court as senior officers from

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Spain: Prestige oil spill disaster trial begins

Three seamen accused of causing Spain’s worst ever environmental disaster are going on trial. The Prestige tanker sank in 2002, spilling more than

Three seamen accused of causing Spain’s worst ever environmental disaster are going on trial. The Prestige tanker sank in 2002, spilling more than

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Arctic ice gone by 2016, says polar expert

The Arctic in January shown in computer animation reveals how the ice shrinks as spring arrives, then dramatically disappears after May. But the

The Arctic in January shown in computer animation reveals how the ice shrinks as spring arrives, then dramatically disappears after May. But the

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Amazon dam building starts again

A judge in Brazil has ruled that construction can resume on the 13bn dollar Belo Monte dam in the Amazon. The order overturns a judgement last week

A judge in Brazil has ruled that construction can resume on the 13bn dollar Belo Monte dam in the Amazon. The order overturns a judgement last week

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Greenland's "unprecedented" ice melt

NASA has released images showing what it describes as an “unprecedented” melt of Greenland’s ice sheet during a four-day period this month. The space

NASA has released images showing what it describes as an “unprecedented” melt of Greenland’s ice sheet during a four-day period this month. The space

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Jeremy Rifkin and 'lateral power' energy

Meet the author of a work about staving off our own extinction: Jeremy Rifkin, who advises the European Commission. He is an American economist

Meet the author of a work about staving off our own extinction: Jeremy Rifkin, who advises the European Commission. He is an American economist

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Coastal pollution fears after Nigeria oil spill

Those living along Nigeria’s coastline said on Monday that officials are not doing enough to clean up last month’s deep sea oil spill. Thirteen

Those living along Nigeria’s coastline said on Monday that officials are not doing enough to clean up last month’s deep sea oil spill. Thirteen

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Nuclear waste train trundles home

A controversial rail consignment of nuclear waste headed for Germany through France has continued on its way without further interruptions from

A controversial rail consignment of nuclear waste headed for Germany through France has continued on its way without further interruptions from

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EU parliament's bee plea

An emergency call to save bees has gone out from the European Parliament — to come to the rescue of the insect which is so vital for plant and animal

An emergency call to save bees has gone out from the European Parliament — to come to the rescue of the insect which is so vital for plant and animal

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NZ shipwreck may be taken apart to retrieve containers

The cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef may have to be broken up so that containers onboard can be removed. Calm winds have allowed

The cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef may have to be broken up so that containers onboard can be removed. Calm winds have allowed

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Salvage crews back on New Zealand ship

Salvage crews have returned to the stricken container ship Rena, grounded off the coast of New Zealand since October 5. Rough weather had forced

Salvage crews have returned to the stricken container ship Rena, grounded off the coast of New Zealand since October 5. Rough weather had forced

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New Zealand: Rena cargo ship unstable

Salvage crews from an oil-leaking cargo ship off the coast of New Zealand have delayed operations to resume pumping out the remaining fuel on

Salvage crews from an oil-leaking cargo ship off the coast of New Zealand have delayed operations to resume pumping out the remaining fuel on

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Bluefish festival to save Istanbul's beloved 'lüfer'

Known locally as lüfer, bluefish are a popular traditional dish along the shores of the Bosphorus – and often served as a tasty snack on board

Known locally as lüfer, bluefish are a popular traditional dish along the shores of the Bosphorus – and often served as a tasty snack on board

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Volunteers rush to join New Zealand oil clean-up

Thousands of volunteers have joined the clean-up operation in New Zealand following an oil spill from a stricken cargo ship. Salvage crews have had

Thousands of volunteers have joined the clean-up operation in New Zealand following an oil spill from a stricken cargo ship. Salvage crews have had

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The dangerous job of emptying the 'Rena'

Salvage teams in New Zealand are risking their lives on board the shipwrecked Rena container vessel. A large crack in the hull shows just how close

Salvage teams in New Zealand are risking their lives on board the shipwrecked Rena container vessel. A large crack in the hull shows just how close

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Salvage of 'Rena' resumes in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty

With the arrival of calmer weather, the pumping of oil has resumed from the stricken Rena container ship in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty. While

With the arrival of calmer weather, the pumping of oil has resumed from the stricken Rena container ship in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty. While

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Cracks appear in ship stranded off New Zealand

A stricken container ship stranded off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is at risk of breaking up after cracks appeared in its

A stricken container ship stranded off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is at risk of breaking up after cracks appeared in its

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Captain of stricken ship is charged in New Zealand

Heavy swells and strong winds continue to pound a stricken container ship wedged on a reef off New Zealand. The Liberian registered Rena has

Heavy swells and strong winds continue to pound a stricken container ship wedged on a reef off New Zealand. The Liberian registered Rena has

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New Zealand oil slick is 'worst ever'

New Zealand authorities expect that pollution will get worse but say there seems to be no danger of a container ship breaking up as it sits stuck on

New Zealand authorities expect that pollution will get worse but say there seems to be no danger of a container ship breaking up as it sits stuck on