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Cut air pollution to fight climate change - UN

5 hours 18 min ago
The global effort to tackle emissions will be debated at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

Climate change: Arctic expedition to drift in sea-ice for a year

5 hours 22 min ago
Germany will embed its Polarstern research ship in sea-ice for a year-long study of the climate.

Bird populations in US and Canada down 3bn in 50 years

11 hours 41 min ago
Scientists conclude the major factor is habitat loss driven by human activity.

Denisovans: Face of long-lost human relative unveiled

13 hours 34 min ago
The reconstructions offer the first glimpse of what the Denisovan looked like.

Fish waste-based alternative to plastic wins Dyson Award

13 hours 55 min ago
MarinaTex is an alternative to the single-use plastics such as those used in sandwich packets.

BBC Briefing on energy: how do I use it?

15 hours 16 min ago
Your downloadable guide to the UK's energy system and why it must change to meet climate pledges.

Climate change: Rugby World Cup highlights injustice

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:08
Pacific nations bear brunt of climate inaction by Australia, US and hosts Japan, says Christian Aid study.

Indonesia haze: What it's like breathing in Asia's hazardous smoke

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:09
Authorities have tried to clamp down on the fires causing the annual haze - so why is it still happening?

Giving birth two million years ago was 'relatively easy'

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:07
Why is human childbirth so long and difficult? Scientists may have the answer from studying fossils.

Climate change: Warming to drive 'robust increase' in UK flooding

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:00
A new study shows that there's a higher probability for extreme flooding on UK coasts as global temperatures rise.

Greta Thunberg to US politicians: 'Sorry, you're not trying hard enough'

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 23:55
The climate activist says more needs to be done ahead of a Congress hearing

The surprising truth about UK energy use

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 17:35
What can we do to meet the demands of our increasingly technology-dependent lives?

Are cities bad for the environment?

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:10
Cities have a bad reputation for pollution but - in terms of climate change - that might be unfair.

First measurements of 'interstellar comet'

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:25
Astronomers report measurements from a presumed interstellar comet, providing clues about its chemical composition.

Wild wheat genetics offer climate hope for food crops

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:55
Wild relatives of food crops, such as wheat, host an abundant array of genetic material to help the plants cope with a changing climate.

Novosibirsk: 'No risk' after blast and fire at Russian lethal virus lab

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:15
A major research centre says no biological agents have been released from a blast and fire at a lab.

Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:54
A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:27
DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

Universities 'failing' victims of sexual misconduct

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:06
Dozens of students say they were "traumatised" by investigations that left them feeling unsafe on campus.

Helium shortage: 'Prices just keep going up and up'

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:03
Why is there a shortage of the precious gas and how is it affecting firms?