Environment

Bats benefit from protected farmland hedgerows

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Undisturbed hedgerows provide an important habitat for numerous bat species and their insect prey Leaving hedgerows untouched can offer an important lifeline for night-time biodiversity, such as bats. A study says schemes designed to make farming more wildlife-friendly often failed to offer any real benefits. Populations of insect-eating bats crashed throughout western Europe during ...

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‘Jet in a box’ powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf David Vaughan: “This is still a prototype system. If the turbine falls over, we lose all power” The UK has managed to get one of its major Antarctic bases operating in an automatic mode for the first time. Halley base, on the Brunt Ice Shelf, is remotely running experiments that include ...

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Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Jet Propulsion Lab is currently constructing the Mars 2020 rover A tiny Raspberry Pi computer has been used to steal data from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency has revealed. An audit report reveals the gadget was used to take about 500MB of data. It said two of the files that were taken ...

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The chart that defines our warming world

Is this the simplest way to show what is meant by global warming? The chart below organises all the countries of the world by region, time and temperature. The trend is unmistakeable. Image caption Each row of coloured pixels represents the temperature record of an individual nation within in its region. The countries are listed in alphabetical order in their ...

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