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Private vehicles add to Delhi's pollution woes

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 11:27
Despite its alarming pollution levels, Delhi has seen an explosion in the number of private vehicles, while public transport is in decline, environmentalists warn.

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 08:23
China announces a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

The year 2016 in archaeology

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 18:40
Here's a selection of the most inspiring findings in archaeology revealed this year.

Birds migrating earlier as temperatures rise

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 18:54
Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, an Edinburgh University study finds.

Rare giraffe born on Boxing Day

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 17:31
A rare giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo.

Bumblebee numbers hit by 'unsettled decade'

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:00
Warm winters and bad summers have hit the insect population, but seen other wildlife flourish, says the National Trust

Cheetahs heading for extinction, study says

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 02:19
Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah - the world's fastest land animal - becoming extinct, scientists say.

Science selection

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 20:36
A selection of the best science and environment reads this year.

Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 13:50
Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose pioneering work led to the theory of dark matter, dies at 88.

Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 12:03
A new study estimates there are just 7,100 now left in the wild as they face growing conflict with humans.

Ash tree genome sequenced for first time

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 08:47
UK scientists have decoded the genome of the ash in the fight against a devastating plant disease.

Festive selection

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 18:45
A selection of the best science and environment reads this year.

Piers Sellers: UK-born astronaut dies aged 61

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 13:37
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa says.

When will our electricity come from the sea?

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 01:18
Could wave energy ever power the world?

UK designer launches 30-year Christmas jumper

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 21:07
A UK designer launches the "30-year Christmas sweatshirt" to question the ethics of the "fast fashion" industry.

Arctic heatwave could break records

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 17:45
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve.

UK car shapes up for solar challenge

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 06:18
A British team is in the final stages of designing its car for next year's World Solar Challenge in the Australian desert.

Some young dinosaurs shed teeth, say experts

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 19:47
Some dinosaurs shed their teeth as they grew up, according to fossil evidence.

Trillions of high-flying migratory insects cross over UK

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:46
For the first time scientists have been able to track the high-flying insects that migrate across the skies of Southern England every year.

Baby orangutans rescued from Thai taxi

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:54
Two baby orangutans have been rescued from the back of a taxi in Thailand.