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National Trust in climate change plea

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:36
The National Trust says climate change is the "biggest threat" to the land it protects, as the charity unveils a 10-year plan to help the environment.

VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:39
Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.

The hunters breaking an Ebola ban on bushmeat

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 01:07
Meet the hunters ignoring the Ebola bushmeat ban

Seminal geology map rediscovered

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 21:16
One of William Smith's original 1815 geological maps of England, Wales and part of Scotland is re-discovered in time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its making.

The beast of the Danube

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 18:46
The fish that can grow as big as a man and live for 30 years

Climate change 'big threat to China'

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:10
Climate change could harm crop yields and the environment in China, says the country's top meteorologist, in a rare official admission.

'Water man of India' bags top prize

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:44
An Indian campaigner who brought water to 1,000 villages using ancient methods wins a prize known as the "Nobel Prize for water".

VIDEO: Orangutan rescued from chicken coop

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 07:32
Budi, a baby orangutan who was rescued after being kept for months in a chicken cage in West Borneo, has made a remarkable recovery.

LHC restart 'not before Wednesday'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:07
The second run of the Large Hadron Collider is set to ramp up this week but beams will not go 'full circle' before Wednesday, say scientists at Cern.

Academics to draw up fossil fuel plan

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:06
Climate scientists at leading universities are joining forces to discuss the basis for a set of principles governing investment in fossil fuels.

Rosetta's comet is spinning down

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:16
The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down, most probably because its jets of gas and dust are acting like braking thrusters.

VIDEO: Eclipse images captured on camera

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:28
Millions of people watched the solar eclipse across the UK and northern Europe.

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:19
A fatty acid might be among organic molecules discovered on Mars by Nasa's Curiosity rover.

Extinction threat to Europe's bees

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 04:34
Many of Europe's native wild bees are threatened with extinction, according to the first comprehensive assessment of risks.

VIDEO: Charles: US must lead on environment

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 04:28
The Prince of Wales has urged the United States to show stronger leadership on the protection of the environment, as Nicholas Witchell reports.

Ceres: Possible plume hints at active world

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 04:14
Crunch time for theories on Ceres

Online farm payment system ditched

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 03:37
A multi-million pound government IT system to process EU subsidy payments for farmers in England has been largely abandoned following "performance problems".

'Breathtaking' solar eclipse unfolds

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 03:13
Millions of people in the UK and northern Europe have glimpsed the best solar eclipse in years, with large areas plunging into deep shadow.

Isaac Newton royal medal discovery

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:36
A student at Oxford University has found that a coronation medal was personally designed by Isaac Newton and includes a political message.

Arctic sea ice hits record low

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 13:05
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.