The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The widow of North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins opens talks with Chile on donating a vast nature reserve to be turned into national parks.
US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos reflies the New Shepard rocket and capsule system he launched and recovered last November.
A BBC News crew is in Antarctica following a team of British researchers who are monitoring penguins.
Storks feeding on rubbish dumps instead of migrating are more likely to survive the winter, research shows.
As red kites prepare to mate and breed, volunteers in County Down are out identifying potential nest sites so they can check for chicks later in the season.
Scientists say the Venus flytrap controls its digestion process by gauging the number of times a struggling insect touches its trigger hairs.
A Jurassic sea beast found in a Cambridgeshire quarry could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists say.
Scientists say satellite tagging basking sharks off Scotland has given valuable insights into their behaviour of the world's second biggest fish.
Images from a microscope of healthy and infected algae inspires the designs of a Scottish-based textiles producer.
The scientist who was 'made' by a purple frog with a snout
Karen Allen meets a rhino breeder with a controversial solution to stop poachers killing his animals for their horns.
Details are emerging of plans to pay farmers who manage their land in a way that helps prevent flooding in towns and cities.
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers tells of living life at "20 times normal speed" after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Sir David Attenborough speaks to Huw Edwards about the discovery of a new species of titanosaur, which is the biggest animal ever to walk the earth.
US astronomers claim to have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System. We asked you to send us your suggested names for this new arrival.
Archaeologists say they have unearthed the earliest evidence of warfare between hunter-gatherers, at a site in northern Kenya.
Why do astronomers in the US think there they have discovered a ninth planet in the solar system?
The discovery of what may be the world's biggest dinosaur is told in a new BBC One documentary.
Three baby otters have been found outside a Florida home in Palm Shores.
A sperm whale stranded on a beach in Western Japan is dragged back out to sea by fishermen.