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'I do my engineering in high heels not a hard hat'

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:08
The Royal Academy of Engineering wants to demolish stereotypes and attract more women to the industry.

Nuclear fusion is 'a question of when, not if'

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:45
Scientists say we are close to making fusion power a reality - but will it arrive in time to combat climate change?

Teabags: Is there plastic in yours?

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 19:33
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.

General election 2019: How big an issue is climate change for voters?

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:30
Polling suggests the environment is a concern for more voters than ever - but by the end of the campaign will politicians be answering their questions?

Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:32
Around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.

Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:02
A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.

Could the world cope if GPS stopped working?

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 16:17
Despite widespread reliance on the system, there is no universal plan to deal with GPS disruption.

Climate change alters Highland red deer gene pool

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:09
Scientists say they have seen "evolution in action" in the Highlands because of warmer temperatures.

Bloodhound goes faster still at 491mph

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 04:50
The UK-led challenge to the land speed record ups its pace in trials in the Kalahari Desert.

Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 04:14
It means the US could formally leave the Paris Agreement a day after the 2020 presidential election.

Dorset art installation recreates Delhi and London smog

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 18:34
Pods allow visitors to experience the air quality in Delhi, London, Beijing, São Paulo and Norway.

Behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered car

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 16:54
Hydrogen cars are green, quick to refuel and have range, so why are battery cars way ahead of them?

Voyagers shed light on Solar System's structure

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 09:50
Data from spacecraft launched in the 1970s help determine the shape of the magnetic bubble around the Sun.

Hoglets 'too light to hibernate' after wet summer, charity says

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:24
A wildlife centre in Leicestershire says it is "overwhelmed" with the numbers of underweight hoglets.

General election 2019: Labour pledges billions for home energy upgrades

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 07:09
The party says a huge programme to fund household energy-saving would reduce bills and create jobs.

Jane Fonda: 'I worry about climate activist Greta Thunberg'

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 21:54
The actress and activist on why she's being arrested each week but not wanting to go to prison.

Cookies in space: Oven sent to ISS for baking experiments

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 11:14
An oven for baking chocolate chip cookies is making its way to the International Space Station.

Climate change: Asia 'coal addiction' must end, UN chief warns

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 10:18
António Guterres says Asian countries must use greener energy sources to tackle the climate crisis.

Woodhouse Colliery: First UK deep coal mine in decades to go ahead

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 07:58
The new mine in Cumbria could create 500 jobs but protesters argue it will contribute to global warming.

Leonardo Di Caprio: 'Greta Thunberg a leader of our time'

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 07:47
Hollywood star says he's optimistic about the future because of climate activist's campaigning.