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A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.
Scientists believe they have traced the origin of copulation to fish found in a Scottish lake 385 million years ago.
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.
IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.
Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.
A recently discovered comet has flown past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System.
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.
A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.
An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.
Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.
Hundreds of climate change protestors have attempted to disrupt shipments of coal from a port north of Sydney using their canoes, kayaks and surfboards to form a blockade.
Scientists from the University of Leicester say they may have solved one of the most enduring mysteries in modern physics: the nature of dark matter.
The public are being invited to name the site on a comet where a European robot will try to land on 12 November.
A fascination of comets is their blackness
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.
The presence of carnivores, which control herbivore numbers, helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.