The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.
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An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
Five hundred global citizens frustrated at the stalemate over climate policy will learn today if they have won the chance to vent their anger at world leaders.
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
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Swansea University scientists are conducting the largest field trial in Europe to find new ways of killing Japanese knotweed.
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
A study by the National Trust suggests seabirds around the UK coastline are being hit by a "triple whammy" of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans.
The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.