The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Cold War bunkers are the latest attempt to save bats from white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed up to 6.7 million bats in the US and Canada.
The tech used to climb world's highest peak in 1953
The health benefits of exposing skin to sunlight may far outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer, according to Edinburgh University scientists.
A chain of vets in Leeds has started playing music to animals in an attempt to get them to relax.
How the late Ray Harryhausen brought mythical creatures to life
A satellite that can "weigh" the Earth's forests has just been given the go ahead by the European Space Agency.
China's government and military have targeted US government computers as part of a cyber espionage campaign, a US report on China says.
The US returns a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton which was smuggled from Mongolia and auctioned for more than a million dollars.
A helicopter is to be used to spray woodland in West Berkshire to combat toxic caterpillars that can cause health problems.
The Forestry Commission is due to carry out what is expected to be its biggest cull of wild boar in the Forest of Dean later this year.
The European Space Agency's new small satellite launcher, Vega, puts the Proba-V vegetation satellite in orbit.
Anbarasan Ethirajan visited Nepal's Chitwan National Park, which has one of the few Gharial crocodile breeding centres in the world.
A dramatic decline in the number of Arctic foxes on one island is being linked to levels of mercury in their food.
Floods that swept through western Nepal one year ago changed the course of a river and may yet change the course of tourism in the region.
A group of amateur surveyors has been climbing and re-measuring some of Britain's highest peaks, to see if they are high enough to be called mountains.
Carbon dioxide is rapidly altering the chemistry of the Arctic, and the changes will last many thousands of years, a report says.
The world’s first gun made using a 3D printer is successfully tested in the US by a group planning to make the blueprints available online.
Researchers are looking at ways to persuade people to get their protein from bugs instead of meat.
Fishermen have said the harsh and prolonged winter in Scotland has been disastrous for the country's lobster industry.
Researchers have developed the first global model that analyses the routes taken by marine invasive species.