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EU approves alien species blacklist
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.
Cameras capture first osprey egg
CCTV cameras capture the first osprey egg of the season to be laid at a reserve in the south west of Scotland.
Rare breed project stamps issued
A project to nurture and protect rare breeds from extinction on the Isle of Man is celebrated with a special set of stamps.
Birds choose best building materials
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
VIDEO: Rescued seals released back into sea
Keepers at Colwyn Bay Welsh Mountain Zoo released four seals back into the sea off Llandudno after they had been rescued as young cubs and nursed back to health over the winter.
VIDEO: Hopes for baby panda at Edinburgh Zoo
Staff at Edinburgh Zoo are hoping it will be third time lucky after giant panda Tian Tian was artificially inseminated.
Double whammy threatens Amazon trees
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur
Moving a dinosaur across the US
Panda is artificially inseminated
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.
VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse
People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.
Male monkey cares for dying partner
A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
The young huntress and her golden eagle