The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The BBC's Steph McGovern is looking at the skills shortages facing employers in Britain.
More of the year's best reads from the BBC science team
An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.
Hacker Jan Krissler claims to have cloned the fingerprint of a German politician using standard photographs taken at an event.
Temperatures plunge as England, Wales and Northern Ireland record their lowest temperatures of 2014, BBC Weather says.
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Old Christmas trees are being put to use by the Environment Agency as flood defences on riverbanks and shorelines.
How planning and rapid response can mitigate tsunami effects
How Ebola compares with other diseases and outbreaks
Whooping cough may be evolving to outsmart current vaccines and could result in "serious consequences", warn researchers.
The most stunning space photos of 2014
A year of incredible highs and devastating lows.
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Science highlights of the year in images
Science and environment news highlights from 2014
Meet the insects that made Christmas
Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.
Nasa's "X-ray eye", designed to study distant galaxies and black holes, has turned its attention to our own star and snapped a remarkable portrait.
Extremely cold temperatures have frozen parts of the Hukou waterfall on the Yellow River in north-west China.
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.