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The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

Colombian biologist Fernando Trujillo has dedicated his life to saving the Amazon's rare pink river dolphins. Their food source and habitat are under threat from over-fishing and an increasing human population. More »

Humans now 'dwarf natural climate effects'

Manmade climate change is now dwarfing the influence of natural trends on the climate, scientists say. Last year was the second or third hottest year on record - after 2016 and on a par with 2015, the data shows. More »

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

A mass die-off of wild antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe. More than 200,000 saiga antelopes collapsed and died suddenly in 2015, wiping out most of the global population. More »

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Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study. The rodents and their fleas were thought to have spread a series of outbreaks in 14th-19th Century Europe. More »

Female engineers set for success

Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK are female - the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women's Engineering Society. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus lead with nearly 30%. More »