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Sterilise farmed salmon to save wild species, critics say

Millions of farmed fish escape globally each year, destroying wild salmons' genetic traits

Can our trees be saved from big timber, rampant disease and global warming?

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A python strangles and ultimately eats a crocodile after an epic duel this week at Lake Moondarra in north-western Queensland, Australia

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A mother and baby killer whale swim together at SeaWorld, San Diego.

SeaWorld San Diego killer whale shows could end if new legislation passes

The popular US attraction has been criticised following allegations made in the documentary 'Blackfish'

Copenhagen Zoo sparked outrage earlier this month when it killed a healthy giraffe, Marius

Zoos in Europe ‘kill 5,000 healthy animals a year’

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Scottish seals still sliced to death by propellers ‘because ministers are breaking international law’

Warning: Graphic images below. Experts think seals are attracted to the sound made by propellers - and activists say EU legislation demands immediate action be taken to protect the marine mammals

A bird on the brink of extinction, the Tahiti monarch has one hope – you

It’s not a king’s ransom; what is needed is about £33,000

World’s longest oyster found in Denmark is as big as a size 10 shoe – and still growing

… and no, it isn’t going to get eaten any time soon

The Green in Datchet

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Floods which left much of the Thames Valley under water and sent residents scrambling for dry land during the wettest winter on record are now retreating rapidly, as these photographs show.

Red-throated diver sees off consortium of energy firms as wind farm plan axed

The red-throated diver has forced three state-backed energy companies to scrap a project to expand the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array.

The floods are having a damaging effect on ecosystems

UK weather: Floods could have devastating environmental impact – as animals drown or die from lack of food

As residents continue to suffer, the environmental devastation is revealed

California opens world's largest solar power farm - as evidence emerges that it leaves birds who fly over 'scorched'

State officials decide benefit of green energy for 140,000 homes outweighs 'significant impacts on environment'

Speaking out: Prince William at the conference last Wednesday

Prince William wants 'all royal ivory destroyed'

There are some 1,200 objects made with ivory in the royal collection. Their possible destruction is welcomed by wildlife campaigners, but not by some art enthusiasts

Storm damage: Police clear fallen masonry from the car in central London

UK weather: Respite at last, but five left dead in storm's wake

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Lord Stern says that there is more extreme weather to come for the UK if global warming is not tackled

UK weather: Storms are clear sign of climate change and worse to come will lead to conflict and war, says Lord Stern

Leading environmental economist Lord Stern has said the ongoing storms in the UK are just a taste of things to come, warning that failing to tackle global warming could lead to war as hundreds of millions of people are forced to migrate.

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