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California votes to extend cap-and-trade climate law to 2030

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 03:50
Legislators vote to extend a programme that charges firms for releasing pollutants to the year 2030.

Sprouting wings

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:23
We're all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a "flying ant day"?

Telescopes to reach nine billion light years away

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:10
New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.

Drifting Antarctic iceberg A-68 opens up clear water

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:05
Satellite images show the colossal Larsen iceberg continuing to edge away from the White Continent.

Why the cheetah is a champion sprinter

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:07
New research reveals why bigger is not always better in the animal world when it comes to speed.

Newquay is go!

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 05:06
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Scientists marvel at creatures' 'precise' body clock

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 04:51
Scientists studied zooplankton found in a Scottish loch to better understand their behaviour.

Will wildcat lynx be reintroduced to the UK?

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 21:03
The wildcat could be reintroduced into the UK for the first time in 1,300 years.

Plastic found in remote South Pacific

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 04:27
A mariner says there is a "raft" of plastic debris spanning 965,000 square miles in part of the South Pacific.

Ancient underwater forest found in US

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:44
Scientists have dated the trees to a previous ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were far lower.

A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:08
A "raft" of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles is floating in the South Pacific.

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:12
Acclaimed Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani dies of breast cancer aged 40.

World's large carnivores being pushed off the map

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 18:29
Six of the world's large carnivores have lost more than 90% of their historic range, new analysis says.

'Beam me up, Scotty'

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:27
Chinese scientists have "teleported" a photon particle to a satellite - could humans be next?

Butterfly numbers facing 'vital' period - Sir David Attenborough

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:00
Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says species have suffered "significant declines" recently.

The farmer helping to cut cow farts

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:56
How reducing the methane from cows is helping to fight climate change

Waste products, not crops, key to boosting UK biofuels

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:08
The UK should focus on making fuel from chip fat, whiskey dregs and forest waste and not from crops like wheat

Gannet bonanza on Yorkshire cliffs

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:08
A gannet bonanza is confirmed on the towering cliffs of Yorkshire by research from the RSPB.

Bialowieza Forest: Poland sued over ancient woods logging

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:01
Polish logging in one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests is to go to the EU's top court.

Record number of environmental activists killed around the world

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:18
At least 200 campaigners in 24 countries were killed in 2016, according to a new report from Global Witness.