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Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:32
Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.

Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:10
Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

Coldplay to pause touring until concerts are 'environmentally beneficial'

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:20
The band won't go on a world tour until they can make their concerts "environmentally beneficial".

Poet laureate Simon Armitage launches award for nature poems

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:01
Simon Armitage hopes the Laurel Prize will promote discussion about "our environmental predicament".

SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 01:38
The US company's new rocket prototype experiences a major failure during pressurisation testing.

Australia fires: Sea of fire races across field near Adelaide

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:20
Bushfires have hit areas near Adelaide and created a smoky haze blanketing the city.

A third of tropical African plants face extinction

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:44
An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Brown bear attacks: Deaths spark fear in Romania

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:11
Three men die in little over a month in Romania, home to Europe's biggest brown bear population.

Diving to save Indonesia's coral reefs from plastic

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:03
Tenia Lestari leads a network of volunteer divers who clear rubbish from the coral reefs and recycle what they find.

Climate change: China coal surge threatens Paris targets

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 04:18
China is adding coal power equivalent to the EU's entire generating capacity.

Musicians 'have to be proactive' on climate change

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 22:56
Emma Banks puts on tours for some of the world's biggest musicians - but says they need to change.

Koala rescued from fire in Australia

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:08
Bushfires are spreading across Australia's east coast, ravaging the marsupial's main habitat.

Supernova 1987A: 'Blob' hides long-sought remnant from star blast

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 05:59
A three-decades-long search may finally have located the hot object left behind by a famous supernova.

New hope for one of world's most endangered reptiles

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 02:29
The discovery of baby crocodiles in a river in Nepal is raising hopes for the future of the gharial.

Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 21:46
People in Sydney woke up to a city shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as bushfires rage across the region.

Attenborough: People have shown they care about plastic pollution

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:08
Sir David Attenborough says people's response to plastic pollution has been encouraging

Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:37
"I think we're all shifting our behaviour," the BBC broadcaster says as he wins a prestigious award.

Geologist blasts society's links with oil firms

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:59
A leading London scientist quits the Geological Society over its ties with fossil fuel companies.

Renewable energy: Rise in global wind speed to boost green power

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:04
Rising winds could increase energy production from turbines by a third over the next decade.

New hope for trees affected by ash dieback

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 08:01
A study identifies the genetics in ash trees that confers resistance to a deadly disease.