The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Ebola pushes West Africa's weak health systems over the edge
"Restaurants" of dead meat set up for endangered vultures also attract an undesirable clientele of hyenas and jackals, according to a six-year study.
A UK technique for projecting the extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic demonstrates its skill by accurately calling this year's melt events.
Information from "citizen scientists" is becoming more and more vital for some research projects, scientists say.
China and the US agree they must lead the rest of the world in curbing emissions to combat climate change, as a major UN summit closes in New York.
Will India's Mars mission reach the orbit?
Sun shines on climate summit as majority of leaders pledge action
Scientific agricultural advances can help "climate-proof" farming systems around the globe, especially in developing nations, a conference will hear.
US economist and UN adviser Jeffrey Sachs has told the BBC he thinks governments are still not working hard enough to take care of climate change.
A rare skeleton of a woolly mammoth is set to be sold at auction in the UK in November with a guide price of £150,000 to £250,000
World leaders are being asked to make bold pledges to address climate change at a one day summit in New York.
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes can exist at the same time.
One of the biggest scientific claims of the year has received another set-back, putting the result of a bet between two significant physicists in jeopardy.
A material dubbed the darkest substance on earth is being used creatively by internationally acclaimed artist Sir Anish Kapoor.
Patricia Hewitson from Exmouth, Devon, unwittingly grew a 5ft (1,5m) tall cannabis plant from a pack of bird seeds - but her error was only revealed when she contacted a radio phone-in show.
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes may exist.
World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN in New York.
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.
How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest