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The European Parliament backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, the world's first comprehensive climate agreement.
The British authorities in Cyprus are doubling the number of officers targeting illegal songbird trapping on British military territory on the island.
The UK authorities in Cyprus are doubling the number of officers targeting illegal songbird trapping on British military territory.
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three British-born scientists for discoveries about strange forms of matter.
Known for its long whip-like tail, the threatened Thresher shark is among a number of marine species given extra protection at the Cites meeting.
Attempts to give the maximum level of international protection to all African elephants have foundered at a key species conference in Johannesburg.
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for discoveries about the secrets of how cells can remain healthy by recycling waste.
An Asian bird species under threat for it's ivory-like "helmet" has gained extra protection at the Cites conference in Johannesburg.
A butterfly struck up an unlikely friendship with a koala joey at Symbio Wildlife Park in New South Wales, Australia, with adorable results.
Delegates at a UN wildlife conference in South Africa endorse calls for the closure of all domestic ivory markets.
Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures a magnificent display of coronal loops above an area with strong magnetic fields.
Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii are the first bees to be added to the US list of endangered species.
Arab nations join forces with African countries in a bid to suppress the illegal live trade in cheetahs, with a special focus on social media.
Mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, react to confirmation that the Rosetta probe has ended its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object's surface.
Professor Monica Grady of the Open University gives her reaction to the Rosetta probe crash landing into the comet it has been studying for two years.
Where now for British scientists and plans to explore the galaxy?
Europe’s Rosetta probe ends its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object’s surface.
Officials are awaiting confirmation of the Rosetta probe's collision into a 4km-wide ball of ice and dust.
Campaigners are demanding better safeguards for the UK's marine mammals after the EU said it would take Britain to court over harbour porpoises.
Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.