345 - The Scorpion Invasion!

July 20, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on scary news from Brazil where a huge increase in the number of people being stung by scorpions in towns and cities have been reported. Brazil is home to four of the deadliest scorpion species in the world and one type in particular has been found living and breeding in urban areas around the country. What kind of scorpions are they? What kind of danger do they pose to humans? How is Brazil trying to stop the scorpions?...
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July 20, 2018
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339 - Beetles, Lions, Trees & Flowers

June 01, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the annual report by the International Institute of Species Exploration that lists all the new animals, plants, marsupials and microbes that have been discovered in the last 12 months. In total there have been 18,000 new species discovered, which seems quite a lot, but as more than 20,000 species died out last year then it is actually a worryingly low number. Who are the top 10 species? Why are they the top 10?
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June 01, 2018
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290 - Punch a Shark & Whistle at a Bear..?

May 06, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a new guide that might just help safe your life if you encounter a dangerous wild animal. Thankfully attacks on humans by sharks, bears and crocodiles are infrequent and thankfully on average few people are killed annually by these potentially ferocious animals. But if you do find yourself in front of one of these animals...what should you do to survive?

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May 06, 2017
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240 - Stolen Dinosaur Returned

April 08, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on 70 million year-old dinosaur bones that were returned to Mongolia in a Return to Paris special ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. The 23 bones and eggs were smuggled from Mongolia four years ago, first to France and then on to the United States. This is the second time in three years that US authorities have handed over stolen Mongolian dinosaur remains. Why are these fossils important?
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April 08, 2016
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232 - Eagles to Hunt Drones..?

February 12, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on an unusual idea from the Netherlands that trains eagles to hunt illegal drones. The plan has made other police forces in Europe think about the merits of creating an eagle police division. The Metropolitan Police Force in London have also shown interest in the idea. Will this really happen? Will eagles actually become part of the police like dogs and horse?
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February 12, 2016
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