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'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 08:21
New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet.

Penguin feathers record migration route

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:11
Scientists study the chemistry of penguin plumage to track the birds' movements.

Foxes spotted in a Foxes fan's garden

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:44
The eight foxes have started "training" in the back garden of a family in Leicester.

Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:23
Chantek could also clean his room, make and use tools and learn the route to a restaurant.

'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:22
There are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.

RSPB hails natterjack toad 'baby boom' at Lodge reserve

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:59
Thousands of the "rare" tadpoles have been spotted at a reserve despite adverse breeding conditions.

New grass snake identified in the UK

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:03
There are now four species of wild snake native to the UK, not three as scientists first thought.

Emojis help software spot emotion and sarcasm

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 04:15
The algorithm learned to recognise sarcasm, allowing it to spot hate speech faster than humans.

Rare pine marten captured on camera in North Yorkshire

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 03:42
The first record of a pine marten living in Yorkshire for about 35 years

Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 21:02
A rash of new incinerators could make it impossible for the UK to meet future recycling targets.

Developing sensors to help Japan's farmers

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 15:39
Lisa Kikuchi of SenSprout tells the BBC how she is developing soil moisture sensors to help Japan's farmers.

Ziplines not pipelines: A family's treetop pipeline protest

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 15:12
It's ziplines versus a Sunoco pipeline in one Pennsylvania family's backyard.

Energy review examining household and environmental costs

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 23:53
How can the UK can keep household bills down while also meeting environmental targets?

Blue Whale: World's largest heart on display in rare exhibition

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 20:17
The whale heart at Royal Ontario Museum Canada is a rare find, as blue whale carcasses usually sink.

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 00:51
Weather-related deaths could surge by 2100 if nothing is done to curb climate change, scientists say.

The man who makes animals 'fly'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 08:05
This Turkish animal lover was so affected by injured animals, he set out to help them.

Alligator found at Somerset lake

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 08:04
A Bristol Water engineer spotted an alligator roaming around the Chew Valley Lake site.

Fewer cars not cleaner ones key to tackling air quality

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 05:48
Plans to promote electric vehicles in the UK are not enough tackle air pollution says leading adviser.

Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:07
Most washing machines come with 25kg of concrete - but researchers claim there's a simple alternative.

Armoured tank-like dino used camouflage to hide

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:30
A new species of mega-herbivore dinosaur discovered in Alberta, Canada preserves incredible details of its skin, scales and spines.