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Climate change: The COP25 talks trying to change the world

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 16:35
As the UN has its annual climate change conference, we look at what it's for and if it ever makes a difference.

Image of Madagascan snake wins 2019 British Ecological Society photography competition

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 09:01
The Malagasy tree boa is under threat from poaching and fires.

Climate change: COP25 island nation in 'fight to death'

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 06:19
The president of the Marshall Islands tells a summit that rising tides threaten its existence.

India tiger on 'longest walk ever' for mate and prey

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:59
The tiger has traversed 1,300km in five months, the furthest a big cat is known to have walked in India.

Climate change: Study underpins key idea in Antarctic ice loss

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 23:55
The notion that thinning ice shelves enable glacier speed-up and mass loss is cemented.

200 countries meet in Madrid for climate change discussions

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 23:09
Almost 200 countries are meeting in Madrid to discuss what they're doing to tackle climate change.

Chennai: Children play as 'toxic' foam blankets Indian beach

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 19:20
The foam is said to be caused by pollutants in sewage mixing with sea water and frothed by waves.

Sperm whale dies with 100kg 'litter ball' in its stomach

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 17:25
Fishing nets and rope were among the debris found inside the whale which stranded on the Isle of Harris.

Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 16:09
Delegates from almost 200 countries meet in the Spanish capital on Monday.

Climate defenders: Taking wind power to another level

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 16:01
Henrik Stiesdal has been thinking about wind turbines since he was a teenager.

Cosmic Crisp: New apple launched that 'lasts for a year'

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 21:05
The new fruit took US scientists two decades to develop and the launch cost $10m (£7.9m).

Teen engineer: 'Let me introduce you to my laboratory'

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 16:13
Fifteen-year-old Cheikh Bamba Diaby got into robotics after he had to unblock his sister's mobile phone.

Battersea Bridge whale found motionless on shore

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 07:08
The mammal, believed to be a minke whale, was found below Battersea Bridge in London.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash 'to set Amazon on fire'

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:37
The Hollywood actor dismisses Jair Bolsonaro's claim he "gave money to set the Amazon on fire".

Can old fridges be recycled to make new ones?

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 02:34
A fridge recycling plant believes it has found a more sustainable way to dispose of them.

Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 02:16
A UK team arrives in Antarctica to test its theory for why so few iron meteorites are found there.

Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 16:31
A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.

Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 13:41
A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.

Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 08:02
Burning of the rainforest appears to speed up the melting of tropical glaciers, scientists find.

Siberia: 18,000-year-old frozen 'dog' stumps scientists

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 07:18
Scientists say the specimen could represent an evolutionary link between wolves and modern dogs.