The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Conservationists are preparing an eagle for a world record attempt in Dubai, to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered bird of prey.
The process begins of machining the fastest wheels in automotive history for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project.
A UK artist is using the science of microbes to inspire her work.
Data from the International Energy Agency suggests that growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year - the first time this has happened without a major economic downturn.
America’s chief climate negotiator, Todd Stern, says the Paris summit will not solve climate change - just set nations on the right path.
An initiative called the African Seed Access Index is launched to help improve smallholder farmers' access to a wider variety of food crop seeds.
The world is running out of burial space
Whither the world's ocean liners?
Nasa cameras have captured images of an X-class flare, the strongest category of Sun storm possible, and they are the first of its size in 2015.
The Hubble telescope obtains compelling evidence that Ganymede - the largest moon in the Solar System - has an ocean beneath its icy crust.
A volcanic eruption in Tonga in January leads to the creation of a new island in the Pacific, some 500m across and 250m high.
A mammoth effort to list all known marine life shows many species had duplicate entries in previous databases.
Video footage has been released which show the volcano eruption off Tonga which led to the creation of new Pacific island.
A new fossil discovery shows that a giant ancestor of modern lobsters used spiny 'limbs' on its head to sift food from the ocean.
Is reintroducing the big cat to Britain a good idea?
New dates for the start of the Anthropocene - the geological age of humans - have been proposed by scientists.
At a site in the Utah desert, US industry test-fires the booster that will lift the biggest rocket ever made - the Space Launch System - off the pad, to one day send humans to Mars.
Cornwall is set to become a training centre for space mission operators with a new course at Goonhilly earth satellite station.
Devon's wild beavers will be allowed to stay on the River Otter after being found clear of a disease.
New research shows that rather than using pigments, chameleons change colour by tweaking the arrangement of crystals in their skin cells.