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Prince Charles: Time to act on nature

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 03:27
Prince Charles laments the “economic invisibility of nature” and calls on business leaders to act now to save the world’s natural capital.

VIDEO: A brief history of climate talks

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 03:20
Rebecca Morelle reports for BBC Newsnight on the background to the upcoming summit in Paris.

VIDEO: Japan launches telecom rocket

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:24
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency launches a commercial satellite into space for the first time.

Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 17:41
Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

VIDEO: How to charge your phone using mud

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 16:16
Small generators that use heat to make electricity have gone on trial in parts of Malawi where only 10% of the population has access to power.

VIDEO: Why Philippines faces climate questions

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:59
The Philippines, which is vulnerable to climate change, has confirmed controversial plans for more coal-fired power stations.

One of last northern white rhinos dies

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 10:49
A northern white rhinoceros dies in a zoo in San Diego, California, leaving only three of the animals still alive in the world.

Genetic history of Europeans revealed

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 10:19
A study of ancient DNA has shed new light on the genetic history of Europeans, confirming that farming spread across Europe due to an influx of ancient people from what is now eastern Turkey.

Philippines battles climate dilemma

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:29
The Philippines, which is vulnerable to climate change, has confirmed controversial plans for more coal-fired power stations.

London ethnically diverse from start

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:09
A DNA study confirms London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.

UK astronaut 'ready' for first space flight

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:42
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford speaks to Tim Peake, who will soon be making history as the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station.

VIDEO: IVF 'best option' to save white rhinos

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 04:15
The chief executive of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, Richard Vigne, tells the BBC that in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the best option to save the northern white rhinoceros.

VIDEO: I did this for dad, says Kidman in award speech

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 01:30
Nicole Kidman was named best actress for her role as pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin in the play Photograph 51.

Morocco to open giant solar plant

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 17:19
A giant plant using energy from the sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.

In pictures: Royal Society photo award winners

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 16:47
Royal Society photo award winners

US states at risk from climate change

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 16:33
Five US states where climate change could be disastrous

VIDEO: British astronaut set for ISS blast off

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 16:07
British Astronaut Tim Peake and his crew have completed training ahead of their trip to the International Space Station.

Brazil dam toxic mud reaches sea

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 18:17
A wave of toxic mud in the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam at an iron ore mine reaches the sea amid concerns of severe pollution.

UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 17:57
The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.

Half of Amazon trees 'face extinction'

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:22
More than half of all tree species in the Amazon face extinction, warn international scientists.