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Germany 'pollution spike' follows New Year's Eve fireworks

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 09:28
New Year fireworks contributed to high pollution levels in German cities, official figures suggest.

New beginning for illegally traded endangered species

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 08:31
Illegally traded endangered species that escape to form secondary populations offer opportunities for their long-term survival, a study suggests.

World's oldest known killer whale Granny dies

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 03:51
The world's oldest known killer whale, estimated to be 105 years old, is missing and presumed dead, researchers say.

'Better estimate' of volcanic ash cloud return

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 03:40
Potentially disruptive volcanic ash clouds cross Northern Europe more frequently than previously thought, according to a new study.

India's double first in climate battle

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 23:41
India opens two world-leading clean energy projects - the world's biggest solar farm and a chemicals plant using CO2 to make baking soda.

David Hempleman-Adams urges climate change action after Arctic voyage

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 07:17
The adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams calls on politicians to "grasp the nettle" on climate change.

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 22:04
A leading US Republican fears for the future of her grandchildren with Donald Trump as president.

Coming up

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 16:41
From a majestic natural spectacle to a high-octane technological thrill ride, here's our guide to the big science events of 2017.

Scientists' work recognised in New Year Honours

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 14:45
The work of a number of the UK's leading scientists has been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Private vehicles add to Delhi's pollution woes

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 11:27
Despite its alarming pollution levels, Delhi has seen an explosion in the number of private vehicles, while public transport is in decline, environmentalists warn.

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 08:23
China announces a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

The year 2016 in archaeology

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 18:40
Here's a selection of the most inspiring findings in archaeology revealed this year.

Birds migrating earlier as temperatures rise

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 18:54
Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, an Edinburgh University study finds.

Rare giraffe born on Boxing Day

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 17:31
A rare giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo.

Bumblebee numbers hit by 'unsettled decade'

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:00
Warm winters and bad summers have hit the insect population, but seen other wildlife flourish, says the National Trust

Cheetahs heading for extinction, study says

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 02:19
Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah - the world's fastest land animal - becoming extinct, scientists say.

Science selection

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 20:36
A selection of the best science and environment reads this year.

Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 13:50
Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose pioneering work led to the theory of dark matter, dies at 88.

Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 12:03
A new study estimates there are just 7,100 now left in the wild as they face growing conflict with humans.

Ash tree genome sequenced for first time

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 08:47
UK scientists have decoded the genome of the ash in the fight against a devastating plant disease.