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The Pope's senior adviser on global warming has urged Catholics all over the world to join global climate marches planned for Sunday.
A study finds that tarantulas evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.
A large chunk of what is believed to have been an unmanned American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.
The decision to allow shale gas drilling - or fracking - in Lancashire will be made directly by the government, it has emerged.
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
A public opinion survey suggests that support for strong action on climate change has declined since 2009.
An experimental drone fitted with sensors is being deployed to monitor gases rising from rubbish dumps.
Scientists use ultrasound to scan the blood vessels of an entire rat brain in microscopic 3D detail, pioneering a technique they say will improve cancer and stroke diagnosis.
A South Africa court lifts a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horns which was imposed by the government in 2009 to stem poaching.
John Maguire visited Bristol, which has been serving as Europe's official Green Capital, to see what the city has achieved in 2015.
Spiders - and their prey - can be identified from the DNA they leave behind stuck on webs, say US scientists.
About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition, say scientists.
The strange world of enviro-jargon
Striking drone footage shows the extent of the retreat of Switzerland's Rhone Glacier, as scientists warn such magisterial ice-masses will have almost vanished by the end of the century.
Why one Danish hunter campaigns against the use of lead ammunition.
Ten years after being formally approved, Europe's ExoMars project is at last ready to send some hardware - a satellite - to the Red Planet.