The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Fishing has been a major source of income in the coastal regions of West Africa but overfishing is still a huge problem.
The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.
Joe Farman, the man who helped identify the "hole" in the ozone layer over Antarctica, dies after a short illness aged 82.
Eating insects could help fight world hunger, improve nutrition and reduce pollution, according to a new UN report.
Conservation organisations call for the regulations to be tightened on the use of a shipping chemical that has killed or injured thousands of seabirds.
A BAE Systems aircraft flies without a pilot in UK airspace shared with passenger flights for the first time.
A look back at Cmdr Hadfield's tweets from space
Gas finds off east Mediterranean bring tensions and hopes
Has the Shard's technology kept pace with other skyscrapers?
Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is to sponsor the British Bloodhound project to drive a car beyond 1,000mph.
A European shrub is disrupting ecosystems in the US Midwest and threatening amphibian populations, say US researchers.
Emails reveal the Food Standards Agency planned to test every horse for bute last November but acted only after the crisis began.
The reintroduction of white-tailed eagles to Britain has been hailed as a conservation success, but will they ever fly beyond Scotland?
Canadian commander Chris Hadfield has shared with the world his cover version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, which he recorded on the International Space Station.
Will the space station ever justify its existence?
A storm over food safety - Chinese style
The World Health Organization warns that it appears "increasingly" likely that the new coronavirus can be passed between people in close contact.
More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change, a study suggests.
British scientists at a research centre in Cambridge say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.
Two US astronauts replace a pump on an emergency spacewalk aimed at fixing a leak of ammonia from the International Space Station's cooling system.