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   The Covid crisis is putting the survival of one of the UK's largest zoos at risk.
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North Atlantic seabird found on Norfolk trampoline

   

   The RSPCA is caring for the gannet and suspects it was "blown off course".
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   Floods near The Boat Inn in Jackfield near Ironbridge
   

Weird weather: Can computers solve UK puzzle?

   

   A top climate scientist has called for more investment in climate computing.
     * 17h17 hours ago
     * Science & Environment
     * Comments

   Fox
   

Coronavirus lockdown wildlife recordings appeal

   

   Scientists want people to send them recordings of their wildlife experiences under the lockdown.
     * 17h17 hours ago
     * Science & Environment

   The XQ-58A Valkyrie
   

Combat drone to compete against piloted plane

   

   The US Air Force will pit an advanced autonomous aircraft against a piloted plane in tests.
     * 3h3 hours ago
     * Science & Environment

   the sun
   

UN launches push for net-zero emissions by 2050

   

   Businesses and city leaders are urged to back the Race to Zero campaign ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow next year.
     * 2h2 hours ago
     * Scotland

   Red panda at Chester Zoo
   1:44
   Video 1 minute 44 seconds

UK zoos at risk of closure

   

   The Covid crisis is putting the survival of one of the UK's largest zoos at risk.
     * 20h20 hours ago
     * Science & Environment

   Gannet on trampoline
   

North Atlantic seabird found on Norfolk trampoline

   

   The RSPCA is caring for the gannet and suspects it was "blown off course".
     * 3h3 hours ago
     * Norfolk

   Workers install solar panels in Germany
   

Demands grow for 'green industrial revolution'

   

   Campaigners demand the government prioritises the environment in any post-Covid-19 stimulus package.
     * 1da day ago
     * Science & Environment
     * Comments

   Fox
   

Coronavirus lockdown wildlife recordings appeal

   

   Scientists want people to send them recordings of their wildlife experiences under the lockdown.
     * 17h17 hours ago
     * Science & Environment

   The XQ-58A Valkyrie
   

Combat drone to compete against piloted plane

   

   The US Air Force will pit an advanced autonomous aircraft against a piloted plane in tests.
     * 3h3 hours ago
     * Science & Environment

   the sun
   

UN launches push for net-zero emissions by 2050

   

   Businesses and city leaders are urged to back the Race to Zero campaign ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow next year.
     * 2h2 hours ago
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   Red panda at Chester Zoo
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UK zoos at risk of closure

   
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North Atlantic seabird found on Norfolk trampoline

   
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Cause of stranded whale death may never be known

   
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   Coronavirus restrictions meant a full examination of the carcass could not be done.
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UN launches push for net-zero emissions by 2050

   
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   Kevin Keane

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   Businesses and city leaders are urged to back the Race to Zero campaign ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow next year.
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Virgin bailout 'could help green economy' - Miliband

   
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   Labour's shadow business secretary wants bolder action to kick-start a "green recovery" post-Covid.
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Jersey sailor sets sail for Arctic climate change project

   A sailor from Jersey has set off on a four-month voyage to the Arctic to explore the effects of climate change.

   Skipper Tobias Carter, joined by a team of scientists, will aim to show how quickly landscapes are changing for places such as Greenland.

   The crew members also plans to share interviews conducted with the communities they meet.

   They will join a project to help plant trees in Greenland to offset their own carbon emissions, Mr Carter said.

   He said he was relieved the journey was still able to go ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic, after a year of "flat-out" planning.

   "The climate is not going to wait," he added.
   Posted at 12:18

Twycross Zoo 'fighting for survival' after rule change

   Greig Watson

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   Twycross Zoo has said it is facing '"extinction" as changes to coronavirus rules mean it has to stay closed indefinitely.

   The government has put zoos on a list of venues which cannot reopen despite some other restrictions being relaxed.
   Gorilla at Twycross
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   This comes after Twycross, which costs more than £500,000 a month to maintain, found it was too big to qualify for part of a zoo support fund.

   Its CEO, Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE, said: "This decision leaves us fighting for our survival as a conservation charity and zoo.

   "Now is not the time to be losing vital contributors, like ourselves, to world conservation and sadly, following this decision, this is now the reality for our zoo."
   Posted at 11:36

Zoo and park lockdown 'financially disastrous'

   
   Hamish the polar bear
   

   Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park fear failure to reopen soon will result in a "bleak outlook".
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   Posted at 11:27

Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park issue cash warning

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   RZSS

   Edinburgh Zoo is preparing to open at the end of June after owners warned being closed over the summer would be "financially disastrous".

   The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) said the same applied to Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie.

   The wildlife conservation charity confirmed it has had to borrow £5m in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

   It said basic monthly running costs ran into almost £700,000 per month to keep the facilities going.

   Read more here.
   Posted at 11:24

Colchester MP writes to government to help zoo reopen

   Sarah Jenkins

   BBC News

   The MP for Colchester has written to two government departments to inquire about reopening the town's zoo.

   Will Quince said the zoo "is hugely important" to the area. No reopening date has been set for zoos and wildlife parks as lockdown restrictions are eased by the government.

   The Conservative MP has written to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma and George Eustice, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

   Mr Quince said he has asked for a "timeline for permission for zoos to reopen" and will share the response he receives.
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   The zoo released a statement yesterday saying that it was "scraping the bottom of the barrel" in regards to its financial situation, as it has been closed to the public since March.

   "Whilst furlough has helped zoos with wages, a zoo still requires a huge number of staff to deal with the welfare of the animals, the maintenance to ensure all the systems, including life systems, remain in working order," the statement said.
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Coronavirus lockdown wildlife recordings appeal

   Scientist want people to send them their wildlife experiences under the coronavirus lockdown.

   They are keen to hear recordings of dawn choruses, animals in unusual places, and views of the night sky without pollution.

   The Earth Project is a global citizen science study co-ordinated by scientists across UK universities, including Durham.

   It hopes to showcase how nature has capitalised on reduced human activity during the pandemic.
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Zoos closed by virus urge supporters to lobby MPs

   The owners of Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire say they cannot understand why the government is not allowing the zoo to reopen.

   They are urging supporters to write to their MP ahead of a debate in parliament next week.

   Owners ZSL, which also runs London Zoo, said both are ready to open for the first time since lockdown began in March, but there were being put at risk of permanent closure without income generated by visitors.
   Whipsnade
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   Running costs are more than £2m a month and there was also a lack of donations for their conservation projects around the world, ZSL said.

   ZSL has made what it described as "substantial alterations" at Whipsnade to accommodate social distancing and questions whether a visit to the zoo would pose more risk than going to a car showroom or furniture store, both of which are being allowed to reopen.
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