The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed one woman in China.
The dodo skeleton and other strange items on show
A river of ice in Greenland has become the fastest-flowing glacier currently known in the world, a study suggests.
Cuadrilla, one of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's shale gas resources, announces two new exploration sites in Lancashire.
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover looks set to try to drive over a one metre-high dune that is currently blocking its path to smoother ground and its next science target.
The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar must be considered, says the World Health Organization.
Why Delhi is losing the war against air pollution
The Civil Aviation Authority tells the BBC that the huge growth in people carrying lithium batteries on aircraft poses a growing fire risk.
Did spies sink key climate deal?
Kiribati struggles with over-population
Deer represent the biggest threat to Scotland's native woodlands, according to an eight-year study by Forestry Commission scientists.
Russian cargo craft, Progress 52, has undocked from the International Space Station.
New research from Glasgow University challenges previous ideas that all human behaviour falls into six different emotions.
Twenty years of satellite data indicate many more of the icy lakes that dominate Alaska's Arctic coastal plain no longer freeze right through to the bottom in winter.
The promise of faster, more efficient wireless devices moves closer with the demonstration of an advanced graphene circuit.
The deadly threat lurking in Florida's 'underworld'
The next round of the EU research budget, Horizon 2020, will be worth nearly £67bn (80bn euros) over the next seven years.
London's new volcano and earthquake exhibition
The app keeping tabs on farm herds
Greater the flamingo, believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world, is put to sleep in Australia at the age of 83.