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Plantwatch: Australia’s giant stinging trees – 35m tall with a poison that can last for months

Scientists are hoping that research into Dendrocnide excelsa could lead to new painkillersIt sounds like something out of The Day of the Triffids: a stinging nettle the size of a large tree, with a sting...

Bottle-fed babies most at risk as study shows high lead exposure in US water

Researchers say Black infants may be more at risk while about 80% of homes had detectable levels of lead in tap waterThis story is co-published with Consumer ReportsNot long after Peter and Erica Finin moved...

10 million snowblowers? Last-ditch ideas to save the Arctic ice

Time is running out for the Arctic. The region continues to warm at two or three times the global rate and scientists now predict that we could see Arctic summer ice disappear as early as...

Anger as Environment Agency executive takes job at Southern Water

One of the most senior executives at the Environment Agency is leaving to join a water company that is under criminal investigation by the watchdog. The departure of Dr Toby Willison, the director of operations for...

FXTM trading schedule for the Chung Yeung Festival 2020

Please note that in observance of the upcoming Chung Yeung Festival on October 26 2020, there will be temporary changes to FXTMs trading schedule.Kindly refer to the table below for the schedule of all the...

The animal species imperiled by Trump’s war on the environment

The prognosis for biodiversity on Earth is grim. According to a sobering report released by the United Nations last year, 1 million land and marine species across the globe are threatened with extinction - more...