The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Agricultural and environmental experts in Namibia are hoping that lessons from past droughts can help farmers to fight back against climate change.
Denmark, the UK and Sweden top a chart of nations combating climate change - but the report was written before a UK policy 'reset' downgraded renewables.
Two men are charged after allegedly poisoning lions from a famous pride featured on a BBC wildlife programme in Narok, south-west Kenya.
Britain's wildlife is in an increasingly fragile state, with animals that carry out vital jobs for farmers being lost more rapidly than others, say scientists.
A molecule can remove Alzheimer's plaques from the brains of mice and improve learning and memory, scientists find.
The European Union has formed an alliance with 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in a final push for a climate deal at COP21.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says people should go meat-free one or two days a week to fight climate change.
An earlier portrait of the Mona Lisa has been found under the existing painting using reflective light technology, according to a French scientist.
Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect over smog levels.
Farmers need to dramatically cut the amount of antibiotics used in agriculture, because of the threat to human health, a report says.
Cambridge University's Professor Jerome Neufeld and Dr Bryan Lovell show environment correspondent Matt McGrath how carbon capture works.
How rising temperatures are speeding up Alaska's landslides
BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath assesses the consequences if the UN Climate Change Convention in Paris fails.
After hundreds of millions of pounds were spent on flood defences, many people affected by the floods are asking how their homes could have been inundated yet again
Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger calls on world leaders to take action on climate action
A section of a space rocket which was found off the Isles of Scilly is dismantled for disposal, its owners confirm.
Can flood defences always protect vulnerable communities from the impact of "exceptional" weather events, such as Storm Desmond?
UK scientists say they have reached a milestone in the fight against malaria by creating a genetically modified mosquito that is infertile.
For the first time, global emissions of carbon dioxide are likely to stall and perhaps decline this year, even as the world economy grows, according to new research.
As politicians make a final push for a global climate pact in Paris, the US energy secretary says the processes around verification and climate targets should be binding.