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Gove plans post-Brexit green watchdog

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:56
Minister Michael Gove insists environmental standards won't be sacrificed.

Turning Kenya's plastic bottle waste into boats

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 04:15
These men in Kenya have decided to do something about the amount of plastic bottles that clog an island's beaches.

Scale of 'nitrate timebomb' revealed

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:17
Big quantities of nitrate chemicals from farm fertilisers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet.

Antarctic base comes out of deep freeze

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:14
The advance party sent in to open up Britain’s mothballed Antarctic base say it is in good shape.

Seahorses found living in River Thames in London

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 02:21
Two species of seahorses are among the unexpected creatures found living in London.

Ice ceiling

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:22
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.

Government urged to act over computer science GCSEs

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:13
More than half of England's secondary schools did not offer the subject in 2015-16, a report has found.

Trump emissions threat to US car industry

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:39
US car makers will suffer if President Trump eases emissions standards, California's governor says.

Hurricane Maria devastation prompts Ocean XPRIZE rethink

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:37
September's Maria storm disrupts the international competition to find innovative ways to map the seafloor.

Extinct wolf-sized otter had powerful bite

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:24
A giant otter that roamed China six million years ago had a surprisingly strong bite, say scientists.

UK 'will support' neonicotinoid pesticide ban

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:21
An extended ban on controversial neonicotinoid pesticides will be supported by the UK, Michael Gove says.

EU split over use of major weedkiller glyphosate

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:05
Critics say widely-used glyphosate is harmful, as the EU postpones a decision on it.

Tackling the toxic danger inside our cars

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:05
Pollution in a car can be worse than outside, as it traps nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot-like particles.

Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:42
For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.

What it's like spending a year in space

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:55
Far from home, with great views... the International Space Station is not your typical holiday spot.

'Zombie' star survived going supernova

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:11
Astronomers discover the astronomical equivalent of a horror film villain: a star that wouldn't stay dead.

Blue Planet II: Eel suffers toxic shock in underwater lake

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:35
Re-live the talked-about moment when an eel suffers the consequences of diving into a brine pool for food.

'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:00
Hassan was born with skin so delicate it would tear and blister

Sheep 'trained to recognise celebrities' in Cambridge University study

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:56
The animals have demonstrated the ability to recognise familiar human faces, according to a study.

Sewing for Nasa

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:09
From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.