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Fracking halted after government pulls support

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 07:47
Drilling for shale gas will cease in England - but the government stops short of an outright ban.

Brazil oil spill: Greek-flagged tanker believed to be source

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 07:09
The spill has stained 2,500km (1,553 miles) of coastline, affecting marine life and beaches.

Nairobi water: What's behind severe shortages?

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 18:09
The Kenyan capital city is facing water supply issues - how serious is the problem?

Climate change: Thousands invited to join citizens' assembly

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 17:08
The MPs' initiative will look at what members of the public can do to reduce CO2.

Electric cars: Best and worst places to charge your car

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 17:07
London and Scotland are the best places to find charging points, while Yorkshire is the worst.

The Aeronauts: Facts about fiction in Eddie Redmayne's new film

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:28
Eddie Redmayne's new movie The Aeronauts is based on real events - but just how accurate is it?

Bloodhound car ramps up its speed to 461mph

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:26
The arrow-shaped, jet-powered racer is now the third fastest British car of all time - unofficially.

Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 23:27
Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.

Climate change 'making mountaineering riskier'

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 16:44
Thinning ice and snow cover is leading to more rock-falls and landslides.

Brazil wildfires: Blaze advances across Pantanal wetlands

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 16:11
The area is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and a popular tourist destination.

Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:03
The virus can cause 'immune amnesia' which shifts our defences back to a 'baby-like' state.

Climate change: Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 08:18
After Chile withdraws from holding the global climate summit, Spain offers to host it in Madrid.

Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:09
The tape could help surgeons bind tissues together when stitching is difficult, scientists say.

Bronze Age monument discovered in Forest of Dean

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:20
The previously unknown site was found after a laser survey of woodland in the Forest of Dean.

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 14:41
The country will also no longer host next month's Apec trade summit, as mass protests continue.

'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:03
A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.

DeepMind AI achieves Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:00
Artificial intelligence firm says its AI agents have achieved Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2.

Climate change: Sea level rise to affect 'three times more people'

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 05:00
A new analysis of land heights suggests coastal regions are at greater risk of flooding.

Greta Thunberg rejects Nordic Council environmental award

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 04:24
She turned down the prize money and said "the climate movement does not need any more awards".

Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 16:39
Seven in every 10 inhalers prescribed in England contain propellants harmful to the environment, researchers say.