The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Where mobile phones are banned for 13,000 square miles
Open Air Laboratories (Opal), the citizen science network, is expanded and will now includes projects in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The roll-out of Inmarsat's Global Xpress network, the UK's biggest commercial space venture, is facing several months of delay because of a Russian rocket failure.
The chief executive of Unilever, Paul Polman, urges governments to set clear targets to force low-carbon innovation.
Hundreds of people in kayaks and small boats stage a protest in the north-western US port of Seattle against Arctic oil drilling by Shell.
The netting capturing water in Chile's desert
A breeding programme is being set up for the rare Tansy beetle, which is threatened with extinction.
A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctions and burns up over Siberia soon after launch on Saturday, Russia's space agency says.
New guidelines are passed to prevent pollution from ships passing through polar waters, but environmentalists are calling for tougher measures.
The metal that brought you cheap foreign holidays
Dozens of British beaches and lakes are at risk of failing to meet tougher European water quality standards this summer.
The deep-water opah becomes the first fish known to regulate its own temperature, using heat from its flapping fins to warm its heart and brain.
Roy Taylor will cross 68 miles of the Trans Pennine Trail in his wheelchair to help raise money to "get rid of obstacles" to give the disabled greater access to the countryside.
A massive eel caught by fishermen off the coast of Devon narrowly misses the British record.
A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.
New research gives an insight into why we drop off
A study suggests that when most galaxies stop forming stars, this death is a slow process that gradually chokes them of the necessary cool gases.
Economist Jim O'Neill, the head of a UK government-appointed team looking at the impact of superbugs, tells Victoria Derbyshire the antibiotics crisis could cost millions of lives.
Engineers construct a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action.
British soprano Sarah Brightman calls off her trip to the International Space Station citing "personal family reasons".