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Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row

Image copyright European CommissionImage caption Prof Ferrari complained that his political skills in Brussels were “clearly inadequate” The president of the European Union’s ERC scientific research council has resigned after three months in the job with an attack on the EU’s scientific governance and political operations. Mauro Ferrari said he had lost faith in the […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Pets no risk to owners’ vets stress

Image copyright Victoria Gill Veterinary scientists have recommended cat owners keep their pets indoors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus among animals. But the British Veterinary Association stressed “owners should not worry” about risk of infection from pets. “There isn’t a single case of a pet dog or cat infecting a human with […]

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Climate change: UK forests ‘could do more harm than good’

Image copyright JEFF OVERS Mass tree planting in the UK could harm the environment if not planned properly, a report warns. Badly-planned trees would increase greenhouse gas emissions, say the government’s advisers on the economic value of the natural environment. The report comes from the Natural Capital Committee (NCC), which says planting trees into peat […]