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A warming world will release vast amounts of soil carbon into the atmosphere, which in turn risks triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.
New proposals from the European Commission see binding targets for energy efficiency as key method of curbing carbon.
Australian researchers say platypus venom could pave the way for new type 2 diabetes treatments.
The Cassini spacecraft is beginning the end phases of its mission to Saturn that will eventually see it disposed of in the giant planet's atmosphere.
The giant manta ray could be a "predator of the deep" preying on other fish, say scientists.
Data shows the volume of Arctic sea-ice is heading for a record-equalling low for the month of November.
The new satellite that Europe and Russia put in orbit at Mars on 19 October has sent back its first images of the planet.
Scientists have made a rare find: a new species of beetle from Antarctica.
Scientists might have found the root cause of vision problems that affect some astronauts.
Japan estimates the cost of dealing with the Fukushima nuclear disaster has doubled, reports say.
This year saw the worst-ever destruction of coral on the Great Barrier Reef, a new study finds.
England spends nearly four times more on activities that may cause flooding than it invests to combat flooding, a think tank says.
Scientists say they have discovered 30 new species of animal in subterranean caves, following a two-year search.
It's become a buzzword, but what is NDD?
Cut off from the outside world, quake-hit Kaikoura's businesses face uncertainty but vow to hold on.
European research ministers will be asked for just over €400m (£345m) to put a rover on Mars in 2021 when they meet next week in Switzerland.
Women of science around the world sign a pledge to combat discrimination in the wake of the US election.
Ephemeral wetlands are poorly understood habitats and are being lost to future generations as a result of poor land-use practices, warn scientists.
The world needs to produce more food to feed a growing population, but is automation and sensor technology the answer?
Plans to expand Heathrow Airport are set to breach the government’s climate change laws, advisers warn.