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Hurricane Gonzalo seen from space, the storm will have lost most of its power by the time it reaches the other side of the Atlantic

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Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) fruiting body, growing on birch log, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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Not here yet: the black bullhead fish

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Invasive species impact on the biodiversity of Britain by eating native species as well as affecting human health and the economy

Root cause: Isaac Newton’s inspiring apple tree in Lincolnshire

Campaign launched to protect trees located where historical events took place

As it seems unlikely that the country’s constitution will ever be rewritten under the shade of a yew, it’s vital that we revere the trees that provided the living backdrop to history – and keep them standing for future generations

Professor Andrew Parker from the Natural History Museum has cultured cells from a blue morpho butterfly’s wing

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A blue shark seen off the coast of Azores, Portugal

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35,000 Pacific walruses came ashore, unable to find sea ice

35,000 walruses huddle for safety in Alaska as sea ice melts

Ever-larger gatherings mirror the decline of summer sea ice in the Arctic, which is disappearing due to the warming climate

Monarch butterfly: Single gene holds key to understanding 3,000 mile migration feat

At the end of each summer, monarch butterflies across the North American continent migrate south

The number of vertebrates, which make up the bulk of Earth’s visible animals, has dived by 52 per cent over the past 40 years.

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Eric Pickles is often to be seen down at the RSPB’s Rainham Marshes nature reserve in Kent

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