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Netherlands forced to slash speed limit to reduce emissions

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 03:49
The daytime motorway limit will be cut to 100km/h (62 mph) in a bid to tackle a pollution crisis.

Greta Thunberg to sail to Spain climate summit with YouTubers

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:48
The 16-year-old climate activist will sail from the US to Madrid for the COP25 summit.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 22:21
The winner of this year's competition has been crowned, and it looks a little painful.

Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:13
Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.

England floods: What is making them worse?

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:45
Why has the huge amount of rainfall that hit South Yorkshire had such a large impact on people and property?

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 04:40
Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

Fracking: Have the Conservatives left open the back door?

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 03:58
The Conservatives are accused of harbouring ambitions to revive fracking after the general election.

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 02:43
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:36
Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:02
The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:53
The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago.

Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:06
A loss of snow and ice cover are the main reasons for the reduction of the Arctic's albedo effect, not soot as had been previously thought.

Bird of the Year: Rare anti-social penguin wins New Zealand poll

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 07:55
The rare hoiho becomes the first penguin to take the title, after two weeks of "memes and trash-talk".

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 06:33
Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.

Bloodhound diary: Racing at over 500mph

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:39
Land speed record holder Andy Green finally gets to drive the Bloodhound car across the Kalahari.

Climate change: British Airways reviews 'fuel-tankering' over climate concerns

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 04:42
A British Airways insider has revealed airlines deliberately fill planes with extra fuel to cut costs.

Climate change: Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 16:51
Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners.

Durwood Zaelke: How your air conditioning could help to save the planet

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 16:08
The man behind a key amendment to a major climate treaty thinks that he has a way to cool the Earth.

Bloodhound land speed car will be back racing next week

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:28
Engineers think they understand why a heat sensor has been playing up on the superfast desert vehicle.

Heat sensor frustrates Bloodhound land speed car

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:57
The British supercar cuts short its latest run because of temperature concerns but still clocks 481mph.