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Pentagon eyes drone wi-fi hotspots

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:22
The US defence department is working on how to use old drones to provide wi-fi in remote locations, such as on the battlefield.

Alderney puffins 'need better laws'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:50
As puffins return to Alderney following the devastating winter weather, conservationists demand tougher laws.

Osprey lays 69th egg at reserve

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:12
A bird thought to be the world's oldest breeding osprey lays her 69th egg at a Perthshire nature reserve.

Robotic sub to search for MH370

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:23
Teams searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are to deploy the Bluefin-21 robotic submarine for the first time.

Work to restore Caledonian forest

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:54
Work begins on a scheme to restore native Caledonian pine forest in Speyside, which will involve planting almost 100,000 trees.

10 inventions that owe their success to World War One

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:51
...and nine other inventions that owe their success to WW1

The IPCC and the elephant in the room

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:15
How legacy of Elvis shaped latest UN climate report

VIDEO: World 'must end dirty fuel use'

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:50
A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.

VIDEO: Green investment 'needs to treble'

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:54
Scientists are calling for a big shift to renewable energy as a solution to the problems caused by global warming.

World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 03:46
A long-awaited report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.

UN: 'Massive shift' needed on energy

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:04
A UN report on climate change is expected to call for a trebling of the planet's use of renewable energy to reduce the risks of global warming.

IPCC accused of 'marginalising' poor

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 06:14
Climate researchers meeting in Berlin have been accused of not paying enough attention to the interests of developing countries.

Peregrine nest on university library

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 06:10
A peregrine falcon nest is spotted on a ledge at the University Library in Cambridge after an environmentalist says he saw them mating on the side of the tower.

UN dilemma over 'Cinderella' technology

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 02:35
Why isn't plan to remove CO2 from atmosphere catching on?

Hepatitis C trial a 'turning point'

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:01
A new treatment for hepatitis C cured 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, say scientists after studies in Europe and the US.

Germany's green dreams meet harsh reality

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:01
As the UN's climate panel meets in Berlin, Germany's fossil fuel industry is as busy as ever, reports David Shukman.

AUDIO: CT scan reveals mummies' faces

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:52
The British Museum has been using CT scanners to reveal the faces of Egyptian mummies.

VIDEO: The films making science captivating

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:20
David Reid travels to the Cern institute in Switzerland to find out how film-makers are helping to make science stories more accessible to the public.

Airbus wins major weather prize

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 03:19
The competition to manufacture the next generation of Europe's most important series of weather satellites is won by Airbus Defence and Space.

Cities on frontline of climate change struggle

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:19
Cities on frontline of climate change struggle