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Saving one of the world’s rarest antelope

They used to be a fairly common sight on the Kenya-Somalia border, but in recent years the number of hirola, or Hunter’s antelope, has dropped to fewer than 500 in the wild. They are now listed at critical risk of extinction. Abdullahi Hussein Ali has launched a conservation programme to help save them. He spoke […]

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Coronavirus: Escaping to space in lockdown

An astronomer and an astrophotographer have been using their knowledge of space to escape the effects of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. Armed with a telescope and a camera, Rob Tilsley and Chris Wright have been capturing the night sky around Devon and Cornwall. They said it was a way of connecting with people around […]

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OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

Image copyright ONEWEBImage caption Artwork: Bharti and the UK government are each putting in $0.5bn (£400m) The sale of the failed satellite company OneWeb to Bharti Global Ltd of India and the UK government has been approved by a US bankruptcy court. The two parties’ joint bid of $1bn (£800m) secures them the firm’s assets. […]

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Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe testing of 78 mobile floodgates was hailed as a success For the first time a system of 78 mobile floodgates has been tested in Venice, after years beset by delays and corruption. The 1.5km (one-mile) Mose system of yellow dams was a “powerful project that has […]

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Nasa Mars rover Perseverance is attached to rocket

Image copyright NASA/Kim Shiflett Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet. The nosecone containing the rover and other spacecraft elements have been fixed to an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The robot rover will search […]

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European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland

Image copyright Kent Wildlife TrustImage caption The bison will be brought in from Europe where they live in similar wild populations Bison will be introduced to UK woodland to restore an ancient habitat and its wildlife, conservationists have said. The £1m project, led by Kent Wildlife Trust and the Wildwood Trust, is aimed at helping […]