Science / Environment

Fish and chips harming eider ducks – wildlife expert

BBC News : Eider ducks in Northumberland’s coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips, a wildlife expert has warned. Chris Watson says people living or visiting the area often wrongly believe eiders are tame as they are “friendly”. He told BBC Radio Four’s Broadcasting House the sea birds may seem to enjoy the food but ...

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‘Embrace engineering’s creative side’ to fix skills crisis

By Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession. Engineers should embrace the arts, Sir John O’Reilly, a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, argued in a lecture. About 59% of engineering companies in the ...

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Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

BBC News: Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change. The Green Climate Fund was to have held at least $10bn by the end of 2014, so the pledge is just shy of the target. The South Korea-based fund aims to help nations invest in ...

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