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Cheetah is now 'running for its very survival'

The illegal trade in cheetahs as exotic pets could help drive some of the remaining populations of these spectacular cats, which are already diminished, to extinction.

23 September 2016
David Shukman Science editor

CITES species meeting: 'The only game in town'

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) starts the most critical meeting in its 43 year history in Johannesburg this weekend.

23 September 2016
Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Gaia clocks speedy cosmic expansion

Europe’s Gaia space telescope measures the expansion rate of the Universe and finds it to be speeding apart faster than other key assessments have suggested.

23 September 2016
Jonathan Amos Science correspondent