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British apiarists knew it all along: honey is the bee’s knees

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Scientists develop ‘tiny wind turbine’ to scavenge energy from gentle breeze – video report

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One reason why people of color are dying at higher rates in the US? The air they breathe | Mustafa Santiago Ali

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

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There’s no ‘deadline’ to save the world. Everything we do now has to pass the climate test | Damian Carrington

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Return of the burbot: ‘great lost fish’ to be reintroduced to UK

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Birdsong has risen like a tide of hope from our silenced cities. Is it here to stay?

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Depopulation blues: Spain’s loneliest people – in pictures

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