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Rules around human waste in farming are 'out of date'

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 07:37
Sewage used as fertiliser could harm agricultural land, says a report for the Environment Agency.

Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 07:12
Boris Johnson unveils the plan as he launches a "year of climate action" alongside Sir David Attenborough.

COP26: PM 'doesn't get' climate change, says sacked president

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 03:48
Boris Johnson has failed to lead over the UK's hosting of a key climate summit, its former boss says.

Boris Johnson: 'Global warming is taking its toll'

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 03:36
The prime minister says climate change is harming "the most vulnerable populations around the planet".

Sir David Attenborough: 'Now is the moment'

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 03:12
The broadcaster and naturalist says the Glasgow climate summit later this year is "extremely important".

O'Neill: PM 'doesn't really get' climate change

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 01:42
Former minister Claire O'Neill has said the prime minister "doesn't really get" climate change.

Climate change: Australian TV audience boos sceptical senator

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:15
Jim Molan was laughed at while on a live TV show, in an incident that has got Australia talking.

Coronavirus: China wildlife trade ban 'should be permanent'

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 17:33
China should apply a permanent ban on the wildlife trade in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Climate change: Sacked climate chief 'may sue government'

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 05:13
Claire O’Neill, an ex-minister, had been due to preside over the UN climate meeting in Glasgow.

The medieval knight who went into space

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 16:07
Multimillionaire computer games veteran Richard Garriott is also a pioneer of space tourism.

Cycling through Europe's deadliest air

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 16:04
Serbia has been named as the country with the highest rate of pollution-related deaths in Europe.

Newcastle University films grey seals clapping underwater

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 16:01
Dr Ben Burville spent 17 years trying to become the first person to record them making the noise.

Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 05:12
Parts of east Africa see the largest invasion of the insects in 25 years, threatening food supplies.

Koalas found dead on Australia logging plantation

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 01:13
Australian animal protection groups are attempting to rescue about 120 animals from the site.

Inside the hidden 'power tunnels' of London

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 16:09
Deep underneath the streets of the capital is a hidden network, powering the network.

Solar Orbiter completes preparation for launch

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 05:36
With all testing complete, Europe's audacious mission to our star is placed atop its launch rocket.

Climate change: UK sacks its UN conference president

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 02:30
The UK government sacks the woman it appointed to run the crucial UN climate summit in November.

Amazon rainforest: The 90-year-old trying to stop destruction

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:29
Newsnight was given rare access to a once-in-a-generation meeting of indigenous groups trying to save the Amazon.

Could you handle the most remote campsite on Earth?

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:17
Take a look inside an Antarctic campsite and find out how they survive.

Mega-constellation firms meet European astronomers

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:42
Scientists put their concerns about giant satellite networks directly to the companies involved.