Environment
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What is beach ‘foam’?

Beach foam is produced from proteins. The white beach foam is due to fat and protein in ocean water, which the surf ‘whips’, just like whipped cream. Animals and plants in both salty…

Nature’s spicy insect repellent

Mustard plants have developed a defense mechanism against insects.

Tigers on the brink of extinction

Tigers and humans try to coexist, but will we be able to save this endangered species?

Urchin-loving otters fight global warming

Hearty appetite allows kelp forests to thrive and absorb carbon dioxide.

Will we be restricted to a vegetarian diet by 2050?

Too much water required to ‘grow’ a steak.

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

Top predators in crisis

In many places, the numbers of large predators have fallen by more than 90 per cent over the course of a few decades. Scientists are working feverishly to learn how this dearth of…

Mutant butterflies linked to Fukushima disaster

Forget your childhood radioactive superheroes, these insects have a lot more to worry about.

Bats are acoustically identified

Ecologists develop a Europe-wide bat identification tool

It’s a small world

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