BBC News - Science & Environment
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Authorities in Florida are releasing sterile flies in a bid to stamp out a flesh-eating livestock disease that has returned to the US for the first time in 30 years.
China has launched its biggest rocket to date - the Long March 5.
An analysis of national plans to cut carbon says they are still way above the levels needed to keep the rise in global temperatures under 2C.
Engineers finish assembling the telescope that will succeed Hubble. James Webb, as it is known, is now on track to be launched two years from now.
Thousands of school children have been helping to carry out experiments to see whether seeds that have been in space grow as well as those that have stayed on Earth.
The swiftness with which the first Aboriginal settlers spread across Australia is underlined by the discovery of an ancient rock shelter north of Adelaide.
New research suggests chipmunks and a type of mouse evolved stripes early in their evolution, which may have given them an advantage in outwitting predators.
The results of a mass schools experiment led by Tim Peake have been released.
Campaigners have won the latest battle in legal action against the UK Government over levels of air pollution.
A newborn rhino, born at Blank Park Zoo in the US city of Des Moines, has been taking her first bath.
Radical plans to overhaul the system of managing flood risk are called for by the Commons environment and rural affairs committee.
A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew embarks on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal plant species.
One of the world's biggest telescope projects might be forced to move its location.
There remains the potential for future quakes in Italy’s Apennines region, say scientists who have reviewed the latest satellite maps of the region.
Thousands of baby Taricaya turtles have been released into the Peruvian Amazon as part of an effort to save them from extinction.
The BBC is preparing to broadcast live from Churchill in Canada, which has become known as the polar bear capital of the world.
Archaeological remains at wetland sites across the world could be at risk of being degraded and lost to environmental change, say scientists.
Scientists have transformed the humble spinach plant into a bomb detector.
The last weekend of October sees ladybirds swarm public spaces, people's homes and ex-footballers.
The 'Prof of Goth' Nick Groom on the origin of the vampire