The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Satellites have recorded a big sudden change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a UK-based team.
Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.
Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.
New research reveals that a girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics was probably born in Germany.
Romania gripped by tensions over illegal logging
The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.
The UK strawberry industry is expected to smash its sales record this year by £50m.
The El Nino event predicted for later this year has the potential to increase food prices, say climate scientists.
Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.
Three firms working in very different fields make the 2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award, the UK's longest-running engineering prize.
Scientists hold a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities, which will be trying to detect gravitational waves from some of the most violent events in the cosmos.
The UK is among the worst countries in the EU for protecting its wildlife habitats, says an official report.
Animal protection groups and marine scientists say they have successfully suspended the recording of a TV series called "Dolphins with the Stars".
Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.
The Inuit people of Greenland are challenging an EU ban on seal hunting and the trade in seal meat and skins, arguing it has "crashed" the Inuits' economy.
US researchers say that they can distinguish individual right whales based on the sound of their vocalisations.
A titanium floor will protect the Bloodhound supersonic car from a maelstrom of grit when it tries to break the land speed record later this year.
New discoveries about ash clouds could help predict where planes can safely fly following volcanic eruptions, Edinburgh researchers find.
UK scientists take science lectures to the pub in the Pint of Science festival in 12 cities across the country.
A project will see thousands of schoolchildren experiment on seeds that have spent six months on the International Space Station.