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Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blast

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:13
Volcano watchers suffer cuts, bruises and burns as an explosion pelts them with hot rocks and steam.

North Face widow Tompkins donates land for Chile parks

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 09:09
Chile signs a historic deal with Kristine McDivitt Tompkins to create a "network of national parks”.

'Boaty McBoatface' loaded for Friday departure

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:49
The UK's favourite yellow submarine is set to leave port for the Antarctic.

Climate change: Biofuels 'could limit jet contrails'

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 07:22
Chase planes flying behind a jet are providing new insights into aircraft pollution.

Germany to push for carbon price at G20

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 05:14
Germany will use its G20 Presidency to nudge world leaders towards a global price on carbon, say officials.

Hans Rosling, population expert: Five last thoughts

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:56
In his last BBC interview, the statistician highlighted five key ways demographics are shaping the world.

No let-up in Cyprus bird poaching

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:46
Record numbers of songbirds are still being killed on a British military base in Cyprus.

Captivating science

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:43
The art of science - captivating scientific images from the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.

Opening the skies to children in Kenya

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:41
Astronomer Susan Murabana takes a telescope round Kenya to enthuse schoolchildren.

Circular runways

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:34
Could circular runways be the future of air travel? Aviation expert Henk Hesselink of the Netherlands Aerospace Centre believes so.

Low carbon drive 'cuts household bills'

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:13
Extra cost of wind and solar power outweighed by energy saving, says report.

China's 'airpocalypse' linked to Arctic sea ice loss

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:55
A deadly haze of air pollution over China in 2013 has been linked to the melting of Arctic sea ice.

Flower-rich habitat boosts survival for bumblebees

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:54
Access to flower-rich habitats is key to the survival of wild bumblebees, say ecologists.

Hundreds of beehive thefts blamed on rising honey price

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:09
Hive heists in New Zealand are being blamed on the rising price of Manuka honey.

Huge plastic waste footprint revealed

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 07:00
Soft drinks makers admit more needs to be done to stop people discarding single-use plastic bottles.

Burning wood for energy ignites fierce academic row

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 06:38
Scientists on both sides of the Atlantic have become embroiled in a war of words over energy from trees.

Spiders top the global predator charts

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 04:14
The world's spiders consume between 400 million and 800 million tonnes of primarily insect prey every year, say scientists.

'Oldest plants on Earth' discovered

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:22
The origins of plants may go back hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to fossil evidence.

Anger over UK ship's damage to pristine reef

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 05:20
The ship damaged a large area of one of Indonesia's best coral reefs, in an area dependent on tourism.

B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:19
B vitamins may offer some protection against particulate pollution, a small human trial suggests.