Six tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria expected to generate 8% of the UK's electricity
Meanwhile George Osborne is condemned for urging ministers to fast-track fracking in leaked letter
Scientists meet to discuss how close mankind now is to ensuring its own destruction.
Measures to combat poaching and habitat destructions have worked – but they may not be continued
Sharp falls in price of milk mean more producers are going out of business every week
New research means much of the reserves held by major oil and gas companies could become worthless
Underground sound waves may have alerted songbirds to dangerous weather, allowing them to escape
Cows and their calves communicate using individualised calls equivalent to human names
Stunt intended to 'raise awareness' but has angered animal rights activists while critics have branded it 'nonsense'
Conservationists warn that giraffes are increasingly being targeted for their 'deliciously sweet' meat
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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