BBC News - Science & Environment
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A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, has gained the highest level of protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Projected climate change is set to happen too quickly for grass species, including major food crops, to adapt to the new conditions, a study suggests.
Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.
British conservationist Sacha Dench is on the first leg of an epic 4,500 mile paramotor flight following migrating swans.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk outlines his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.
A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.
Scientists have pre-programmed materials to change their shape over time.
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.
The first footage of a rare giant jumping rat born at Chester Zoo is released.
Professor Michele Dougherty explains the importance of the water plumes on Jupiter's moon
Delegates at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg have defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory.
Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.
Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.
Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter's icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space.
Private company SpaceX has carried out its first test of the Raptor rocket engine designed to send humans to Mars.
A "colossal" wasp nest the size of a "barrel" with a 1.4m tunnel attached is found in an attic.
China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project, enabling an assault on the land speed record.
Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.