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Climate change: Report says 'cut lamb and beef'

4 hours 25 min ago
The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.

Climate change: Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

4 hours 52 min ago
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.

Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:35
Scientists find evidence that an iron asteroid slammed into the Earth deep inside the Arctic Circle.

Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:01
Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.

'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:12
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.

South Pole: Rock 'hotspot' causes ice sheet to sag

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:31
A large area of warm rock is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.

Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:00
A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.

No 'flushable' wet wipes tested so far pass water industry tests

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:06
They say wet wipes don't break down and so cause sewage blockages which cost millions to put right.

Badger culling has 'modest' effect in cutting cattle TB

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:12
An independent scientific review says badger culling can have a modest effect in reducing cattle TB.

Can listening to bees help save them - and us?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:42
Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.

Mystery monkey: history of unique Xenothrix fossil revealed

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:03
A now-extinct monkey from Jamaica had South American roots, according to new DNA evidence.

Climate change protests leads to '22 arrests' over blockade

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:34
The chained-together demonstrators are blockading the government energy department in London.

Badger cull: Vets accuse ministers of 'barefaced lies'

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 05:01
Campaigners accuse the government of telling "bare faced lies" about the effectiveness of badger culls.

The 'painted wolves' of Zimbabwe

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:29
The endangered African wild dog will enthral TV viewers when it features in David Attenborough's new Dynasties series.

EU moves to protect large carnivores

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:56
Farmers will receive 100% compensation for any damages caused by bears, wolves and other wild carnivores.

Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:06
Trump administration "discarded" facts about climate change when it approved the Keystone XL, says judge.

Sutherland spaceport project to move to next stage

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:30
The backers of the proposed satellite launch site are to hold further discussion with those who live in the area.

ExoMars: Life-detecting robot to be sent to Oxia Planum

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:20
The joint Europe-Russia mission to the Red Planet in 2020 will investigate an ancient water-altered terrain.

Antarctic: Nasa shares close-up photos of big PIG iceberg

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:12
Scientists get a decent look at the large new iceberg that's broken away from Pine Island Glacier.

Sir David Attenborough lends voice to Netflix's Our Planet series

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:44
The documentary will "showcase the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats", Netflix said.