The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Senior researchers and government officials gather in Japan to agree a critical report on the impact of global warming.
Scientists assess the ecological consequences of a megafauna-depleted world and what, if anything, should be done about the loss of Earth's biggest animals.
Deep sea mining could provide the UK economy with a "great deal" of mineral resources and wealth, a marine biologist claims.
Wildflowers are to be planted in Monmouthshire to increase pollination and help reduce the decline of bees.
Wetter winters in the future could increase agricultural pollution in Britain's rivers, say scientists.
Warm spring weather boosts long-tailed tits' chances of surviving the winter, say scientists.
Why Cambridge is the capital of start-ups
From heroic spaceman to humble accountant
Cerium, promethium... the many and varied roles of the rare earths
Scientists cast doubt on a major part of the case for the Moon having once held abundant water.
How maths helped locate a lost plane at sea
Why concerns about climate change are nothing new
After its near three-year, deep-space hibernation, the comet-chasing Rosetta probe begins testing its science payload.
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood looks at what causes the Northern Lights and tries to see them in the UK.
Wildlife spring rituals captured on camera by across the UK.
Sweden digitally unwraps an Egyptian priest
The human nose is much more powerful than we thought, according to a new estimate.
The battle for water on one of the world's great rivers
A new advanced radar system has been tested successfully by scientists, but could it make a difference in the search for the missing plane?
How to recover a plane from the deep ocean