BBC News - Science & Environment
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The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing.
A new database suggests a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes including orangutans, chimpanzees and gorilllas.
A reptile that lived 200 million years ago is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world.
The European Commission takes the UK to court for failure to allocate safe marine areas for harbour porpoises.
A campaign is urging young people to share their thoughts and ideas via social media on the future of the UK's parks and open spaces.
Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.
A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, has gained the highest level of protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Projected climate change is set to happen too quickly for grass species, including major food crops, to adapt to the new conditions, a study suggests.
Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.
British conservationist Sacha Dench is on the first leg of an epic 4,500 mile paramotor flight following migrating swans.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk outlines his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.
A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.
Scientists have pre-programmed materials to change their shape over time.
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.
The first footage of a rare giant jumping rat born at Chester Zoo is released.
Professor Michele Dougherty explains the importance of the water plumes on Jupiter's moon
Delegates at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg have defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory.
Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.
Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.