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Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:33
The European Parliament backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, the world's first comprehensive climate agreement.

The British police targeting bird poachers in Cyprus

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:21
The British authorities in Cyprus are doubling the number of officers targeting illegal songbird trapping on British military territory on the island.

UK police tackle Cyprus bird poachers

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:13
The UK authorities in Cyprus are doubling the number of officers targeting illegal songbird trapping on British military territory.

Strange matter wins physics Nobel

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 07:16
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three British-born scientists for discoveries about strange forms of matter.

'Indiana Jones' shark gains protection at Cites meeting

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:51
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.

Efforts to boost elephant protection fails at Cites

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 07:02
Attempts to give the maximum level of international protection to all African elephants have foundered at a key species conference in Johannesburg.

Medicine Nobel for cell recycling work

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 04:06
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.

'Flying ivory' hornbill bird gains extra protection

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 00:43
An Asian bird species under threat for it's ivory-like "helmet" has gained extra protection at the Cites conference in Johannesburg.

Butterfly photobombs koala film shoot at Australian zoo

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 22:10
A butterfly struck up an unlikely friendship with a koala joey at Symbio Wildlife Park in New South Wales, Australia, with adorable results.

Call to close ivory markets agreed at Cites conference

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 08:35
Delegates at a UN wildlife conference in South Africa endorse calls for the closure of all domestic ivory markets.

Coronal loops arch above the Sun in Nasa images

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 01:22
Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures a magnificent display of coronal loops above an area with strong magnetic fields.

Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 06:11
Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii are the first bees to be added to the US list of endangered species.

Cheetah trade: Nations to suppress social media enticement

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 01:49
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.

Rosetta: Mission control confirms probe has 'crash landed'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 06:25
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.

Rosetta mission: 'Really sad, but the legacy lives on'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 06:15
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.

Rosetta: British scientists and role of UK Space Agency

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 06:14
Where now for British scientists and plans to explore the galaxy?

Rosetta mission ends in comet collision

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 04:24
Europe’s Rosetta probe ends its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object’s surface.

Rosetta probe collision signal awaited

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 04:01
Officials are awaiting confirmation of the Rosetta probe's collision into a 4km-wide ball of ice and dust.

Protect dolphins, UK government urged

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 03:04
Campaigners are demanding better safeguards for the UK's marine mammals after the EU said it would take Britain to court over harbour porpoises.

On board plane flying through the jet stream

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 14:36
Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.