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Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife

4 hours 2 min ago
EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'

4 hours 17 min ago
At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

7 hours 53 min ago
The heir to the throne calls for a "paradigm shift" in the way the world deals with climate change.

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:24
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.

Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:02
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:41
The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 04:52
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has addressed world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 04:49
The US president attacks activists at the World Economic Forum, which Greta Thunberg is attending.

Trump Davos speech: 'This is not a time for pessimism'

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 03:59
The US president called for the rejection of "the perennial prophets of doom" during his speech.

New solar power source and storage developed

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 01:25
Tie-up of flexible solar film and energy storage aims to take homes and business off-grid.

New UK housing 'dominated by roads'

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:04
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 09:18
Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.

Barometric pressure in London 'highest in 300 years' at least

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:52
High pressure at Heathrow Airport reaches 1,049.6 millibars - a record for the UK's capital.

Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years'

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:06
The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.

People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home, UN rules

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:03
But it rejects a claim by a man whose Pacific Island nation is threatened by rising sea levels.

Malaysia returns 42 containers of 'illegal' plastic waste to UK

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 06:05
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.

Plankton phenomenon lights up bay

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 05:55
Bioluminescent algae in Jervis Bay, Australia, glows in a captivating night time display.

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 23:15
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 20:05
The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

Is China addicted to coal?

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:16
China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green.