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Lynxes in Europe are still in trouble, study shows

Lynxes in Europe are still in trouble, study shows

Science
June 26 (UPI) -- Despite early signs of success, reintroduced lynx populations are still under threat. A new survey suggests illegal hunting near the border region among Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria continues to depress the predator's numbers. In the 1980s, Czech officials reintroduced 18 lynxes to Bohemian Forest National Park. Up until 1998, the population grew and expanded. But the latest research suggests the population shrank between 1998 and 2014 as a result of illegal hunting. Scientists built a model to simulate the evolution of the lynx population in the region, accounting for reproduction, mortality rates, mobility, ecology and other factors. The model considered the risk of traffic accidents as the growing population moved into contact with road networks. When resea...
Danny Kelly's Trans Europe Express podcast – Sunday, 27 May

Danny Kelly's Trans Europe Express podcast – Sunday, 27 May

Sports
Listen back to the Trans Europe Express podcast here! Monday, May 28, 2018 It's the final Trans Europe Express of the season so we're giving you a bumper edition this week.  Danny is joined by Rob Daly and Mark Langdon with an end of season review.  They also talk the Champions League final as well as previewing this summer's World Cup in Russia.  Listen to the podcast above or click here to download it from iTunes. Let's block ads! (Why?)
U.N.: Algerian deportees headed for Europe dying in Sahara heat

U.N.: Algerian deportees headed for Europe dying in Sahara heat

World
May 16 (UPI) -- Dozens of refugees seeking asylum in Europe have died this year in the blistering heat of Africa's Sahara Desert and thousands more are trapped there, a United Nations agency said Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration said the migrants have been stranded in the desert in recent weeks after they were expelled from Algeria. It also said it's providing shelter for up to 3,500 of the displaced in Niger. Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said last year the migrants are "a threat to national security." A crackdown on migration by Algerian authorities has led to the deportations of thousands who hoped to make it to Africa's Mediterranean coast en route to Europe. Many deportees, mostly from sub-Saharan Mali, Cameroon and Nigeria, have been left in t...
'Give him the Ballon d'Or now' – the night Salah wowed Europe

'Give him the Ballon d'Or now' – the night Salah wowed Europe

Sports
Mohamed Salah was named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year on Sunday. Two days later, he established himself as one of the best in Europe. Next step: the world?On a memorable European night at Anfield, the Egyptian scored twice and made two more goals as Liverpool routed Roma 5-2 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.He now has 43 goals in 47 appearances this season - a record that does not look out of place next to the elite attacking players in the game: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.And there have been calls for him to be the next winner of the most prestigious individual accolade in world football."You've got to give him the Ballon d'Or," former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage told BBC Radio 5 live following Salah's second goal on Tuesd...
Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US

Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US

Technology
Owners of Amazon's own-brand power bank chargers have been contacted by the firm telling them to stop using them.A recall covering six models of the AmazonBasics-branded product was announced in the US and Canada on Tuesday.A notice posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned the packs could "overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards".The BBC understands UK and other European countries are also affected.Amazon had received more than 50 complaints of overheated power banks in North America ahead of the move. These included one report of a user suffering chemical burns after coming into contact with battery acid.According to the CPSC, the devices had been manufactured by the Guoguang Electric Company. The watchdog added that about 260,000 units had been sold in ...