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Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 13:41
A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.

Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 08:02
Burning of the rainforest appears to speed up the melting of tropical glaciers, scientists find.

Siberia: 18,000-year-old frozen 'dog' stumps scientists

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 05:27
Scientists say the specimen could represent an evolutionary link between wolves and modern dogs.

General election 2019: What parties' environment promises really mean

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 18:08
It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?

Climate Change: Plan to cut carbon emissions from concerts

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 17:35
Scientists team up with group Massive Attack to create blueprint that will 'transform the music industry'.

Plastic waste rises as 1.5bn 'bags for life' sold, research finds

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 17:27
Households bought 54 "reusable" bags on average last year, research says, prompting calls for a ban.

Stars align for epic space missions

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 17:14
Athena and Lisa, two major astronomy projects of the 2030s, should launch within a year of each other.

The Black Sea: Can Europe's most polluted sea be saved?

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:31
Scientists are shocked at what they find in the polluted waters, but say there is hope.

Climate Change: Are we passing some key 'tipping points'?

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 10:15
Irreversible climatic changes could be triggered in a few decades say some scientists but not everyone agrees.

White squirrel 'hotspots' investigated in Sussex

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 04:45
A woman who records sightings of the unusual rodents found hotspots for them in East and West Sussex.

UK set for 'active' role at European space meeting

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 21:04
After some doubts, it seems Britain will now play its part in the big European Space Agency council.

Great auk extinction: Humans wiped out giant seabird

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 20:13
Extinction reconstruction with ancient DNA reveals humans were responsible for the demise of the giant, flightless great auk.

Election explained: What to look out for on climate change and the environment

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 18:41
If you care about what the parties are promising to do about the environment, here are some key issues to watch for.

Future forests facing climate balancing act

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 00:42
Forests can cope in a warming world only if temperatures increase in line with rises in CO2, a study finds.

Climate change: 'Bleak' outlook as carbon emissions gap grows

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 00:04
The UN says nations must "dramatically strengthen" carbon cuts to avoid dangerous climate change.

Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations again break records

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 02:02
The World Meteorological Organisations says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.

Aiming to make cement more environmentally friendly

Sun, 11/24/2019 - 16:32
As India develops and increases its use of cement, Mahendra Singhi hopes to curb its emissions.

Coal: Is this the beginning of the end?

Sun, 11/24/2019 - 16:01
This year looks set to see the largest fall in electricity production from coal ever, a new report says.

Malaysia's last known Sumatran rhino dies

Sat, 11/23/2019 - 05:57
The species is now extinct in Malaysia, with fewer than 100 animals believed to exist elsewhere.

Dinosaurs: Restoring Mongolia's fossil heritage

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 16:33
The Gobi Desert produces stunning fossils but many Mongolians never get the chance to see them.

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