The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The likely scale of the radioactive plume of water from Fukushima due to hit the west coast of North America should be known in the next couple of months.
An ice age site said to be one of the last known places Neanderthals lived is being studied to assess storm damage.
Could a fashionable solution have prevented the Somerset Levels flooding?
Will destroying ivory stockpiles really save elephants?
WW1 gas mask pioneer experimented on himself
The Scottish and UK governments set out competing visions for the future of North Sea oil and gas.
More than 600 dead seabirds have now been found on Jersey's beaches, wildlife experts confirm.
Astronomers have observed a record-breaking meteorite impact on the surface of the Moon.
A tiny 4.4-billion-year-old crystal from the Jack Hills region of Western Australia is confirmed as the oldest fragment of Earth's crust.
Using text message analysis to solve crimes
US doctors are warning of an emerging polio-like disease in California where up to 20 people have been infected.
Does medicine really need lab mice?
The battle waged every time you make a decision
How the tank’s invention was secretly plotted in a Lincoln hotel
The world's most threatened primate could be saved from extinction by eco-tourism according to conservationists.
A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.
Chilean officials turn to an unlikely ally - owls - to fight a virus that has already killed 15 people.
The canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does - especially when they hear emotionally charged sounds, a study suggests.
Scientists find neurons that prevent mice forming fearful memories in an area of the brain called the hippocampus.
The European Commission is launching legal proceedings against the UK for failing to deal with continuing air pollution.