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Amazon fires: Forest loss challenges Paris climate ambition

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 04:47
Fossil fuel burning is the big issue but continued forest cover loss will make climate targets harder to achieve, say scientists.

'Starhopper': SpaceX engine testbed makes minute-long jump

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 01:37
The Californian rocket company demonstrates its new methane-burning engine in Texas.

Has Kenya's plastic bag ban worked?

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 16:55
Plastic carrier bags were made illegal, so how has the government enforced the ban?

How fire shaped humans, and forged the modern economy

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 16:09
If you rule out everything made by fire, we would not be left with much of an economy at all.

Zoo trade in baby elephants banned internationally

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 13:29
The international wildlife regulator bans the capture and export of baby African elephants.

Insect-based food 'better for pets than top steak'

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 12:04
The body representing UK vets says pet food diets based on insects are a 'fantastic opportunity'.

Amazon fires: Brazil to reject G7 offer of $22m aid

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 09:18
President Bolsonaro demands an apology from his French counterpart for calling him a liar.

Could farmed insects be the perfect pet-food ingredient?

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 08:19
Insect-based foods may be better for pets than prime steak, according to the British Veterinary Association.

'Rosalind Franklin' Mars rover assembly completed

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 00:34
Engineers in Stevenage, UK, finish building a robot that will search for life on the Red Planet.

Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don't mix, NOAA advises

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 12:06
President Donald Trump reportedly suggested bombing hurricanes before they made landfall.

Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 07:37
The mass of pumice, the size of Manhattan, is believed to come from an underwater volcano near Tonga.

Pacific 'pumice raft' stretched to 'horizon'

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 07:02
Two sailors recall their encounter with a vast sea of floating volcanic rocks in the Pacific Ocean.

Could serenading mosquitoes help stop the spread of malaria?

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:23
That annoying buzz we all recognise from summer evenings is actually a love song for a mosquito.

Water scarcity: Five ways to avert a water crisis

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 16:13
In the coming decade, billions could face a critical shortage of water. Here's what we can do about it.

Sharks and rays to be given new international protections

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 08:26
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, many for shark fin soup.