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Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires

2 hours 32 min ago
Scientists say rising temperatures are having a big influence on the scale and frequency of extreme weather events.

Bloodhound car goes faster still - to 562mph

2 hours 55 min ago
After some frustrating technical glitches, the land speed racer is upping its pace again.

'Climategate': Did a hacking scandal slow down action for climate change?

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:18
What happened after a data hack suggested that climate change caused by humans is a hoax?

Black Friday: Brands opt out for environment reasons

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:05
More than 300 fashion brands pledge to not participate in Black Friday because it's not good for the planet.

Plans to build thousands of new homes in flood zones

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:26
Almost 10,000 new homes are planned for some of the most flood-prone areas of England.

General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge £100bn climate fund over five years

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:36
Sir Ed Davey will promise to "jump-start" efforts to tackle the "climate emergency" in a speech on Friday.

Nasa probing oxygen mystery on Mars

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:06
The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain'

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 21:40
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:03
A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

Bloodhound car returns to the track for brake testing

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:19
The British supersonic vehicle trials its airbrake system after a weekend in the repair shop.

Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:00
The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes.

Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:31
A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:05
Hayabusa-2 will return with samples of the asteroid after its yearlong journey back to Earth.

Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 05:11
A state of disaster is declared as the Italian city is hit with a high tide of more than 1.87m.

Could digging up the ocean floor help save the planet?

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 04:10
The seabed is rich in metals, but what damage could mining it cause?

Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 04:02
Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt, an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant on the seabed.

Netherlands forced to slash speed limit to reduce emissions

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 03:49
The daytime motorway limit will be cut to 100km/h (62 mph) in a bid to tackle a pollution crisis.

Greta Thunberg to sail to Spain climate summit with YouTubers

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:48
The 16-year-old climate activist will sail from the US to Madrid for the COP25 summit.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 22:21
The winner of this year's competition has been crowned, and it looks a little painful.

Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:13
Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.