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New hope for trees affected by ash dieback

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 08:01
A study identifies the genetics in ash trees that confers resistance to a deadly disease.

Brazil's Amazon deforestation highest since 2008, space agency says

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 07:12
The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.

Climate defenders: The woman helping coal miners to save the planet

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 16:20
Sharan Burrow wants to find alternative livelihoods for coal miners and therefore help protect our climate.

Analysis: Large-scale tree planting 'no easy task'

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 06:34
Trees are the latest green battleground in the election campaign, writes BBC Science editor David Shukman.

Bloodhound land speed racer blasts to 628mph

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 02:01
The British jet-powered car goes faster still during trials on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa.

General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge £100bn climate fund over five years

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 08:56
Plan to "decarbonise capitalism" would be funded by extra borrowing and tax changes, party says.

Sentinel for sea-level rise enters testing

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 08:23
The satellite that will maintain the "gold standard" measurement of ocean height is nearly complete.

'Alarm' over winter flood prospects in England

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 07:03
The Environment Agency is worried about further flooding this winter after near-record rainfall.

Leaf blowers fatal to declining insects, Germans warned

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 06:30
The government says leaf blowers are "fatal to insects", which are in dramatic decline in Germany.

Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 02:26
Scientists say rising temperatures are having a big influence on the scale and frequency of extreme weather events.

Bloodhound car goes faster still - to 562mph

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 02:04
After some frustrating technical glitches, the land speed racer is upping its pace again.

Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:22
Almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England.

Climate Change: How did a hacking scandal impact climate science?

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:18
What happened after a data hack suggested that climate change caused by humans is a hoax?

Black Friday: Brands opt out for environment reasons

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:05
More than 300 fashion brands pledge to not participate in Black Friday because it's not good for the planet.

Nasa probes oxygen mystery on Mars

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:06
The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain'

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 21:40
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:03
A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

Bloodhound car returns to the track for brake testing

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:19
The British supersonic vehicle trials its airbrake system after a weekend in the repair shop.

Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:00
The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes.

Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:31
A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.