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Government seeks clear air plan delay

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:52
The UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election.

Munch inspired by 'screaming clouds'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:37
A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.

Ex-child soldier wins environment prize

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:50
An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.

Road verges 'last refuge' for plants - conservation charity

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:50
Roadsides are often littered with rubbish and weeds but they are havens for rare flowers.

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:58
Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.

Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 03:54
Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.

March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interference

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:51
Thousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".

Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:19
Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power.

The village that made itself hedgehog friendly

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:20
Hedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.

Cassini probe heads towards Saturn 'grand finale'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 01:59
The Cassini satellite puts itself on a trajectory that will take it to destruction in September.

Amur leopards will be off-show to visitors at Scottish park

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:36
The Amur leopards are to be kept off-show in the hope they raise cubs that can be released into the wild.

Circular runways

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:29
The engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.

Birth of last baby orca in captivity filmed at SeaWorld

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:43
Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.

What's made Canada's Slims River disappear?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:52
What's made this river in Canada disappear? Geoscientist Daniel Shugar explains.

Cut-back crew for ISS launch

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:30
Russia scales back staff on the ISS until a long-delayed space lab is sent to the outpost in 2018.

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 03:31
Raised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.

Meet the man who watches volcanoes

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:13
Boris Behncke lives near Mount Etna and monitors the volcano.

Unknown ancient reptile roamed the Pyrenees mountains

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:05
The footprint made by a reptile that lived almost 250 million years ago has been found in the Pyrenees.

'Perfect storm' threatens Europe's salamanders

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 01:38
Scientists call for "amphibian arks" to protect wild salamanders in Europe from a deadly infection.

Restless mountains

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:31
European satellites will routinely map every land volcano on Earth, looking for early eruption signs.