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'A turtle inspired us to tackle plastic pollution'

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 22:39
A couple who met while travelling say seeing the "scary" impact of rubbish spurred them into action.

Climate change: Clean tech 'won't solve warming in time'

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 17:32
Breakthrough technologies cannot be relied on to help the UK meet its climate targets, a report says.

Buses: Government unveils £50m plan to create first all-electric bus town

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 16:07
Local authorities can bid for the money to pay for a new fleet of up to 200 electric buses.

Portsmouth academic develops 'perfect espresso' formula

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:57
A team of mathematicians and physicists say they have the formula for consistently good coffee.

Christina Koch: Nasa astronaut to set new female space record

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 11:58
Nasa astronaut Christina Koch is set to complete the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman.

Mud wasps used to date Australia's aboriginal rock art

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 11:18
Scientists use the remains of wasps’ nests to date Australia’s ancient aboriginal rock art.

Landmark study to transform cancer treatment

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 10:00
Scientists said 99% of understanding of cancer was missing until today.

One of Kenya's last big 'tusker' elephants dies aged 50

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 09:09
Tim the elephant had tusks so long, they reached the ground. He died of natural causes.

World's biggest iceberg makes a run for it

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 08:33
About a quarter of the size of Wales, the A68 iceberg is about to enter the open ocean.

Green light for UK commercial telecoms Moon mission

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 01:00
The Lunar Pathfinder spacecraft will sell communications services to other missions at the Moon.

David Cameron rejected offer to head COP26 climate conference

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 18:37
The former PM thought the job of heading the COP26 summit should go to a government minister.

Ryanair rapped over low emissions claims

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 16:01
The UK's advertising watchdog says Europe's biggest airline misled consumers about its carbon footprint.

Rules around human waste in farming are 'out of date'

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 07:37
Sewage used as fertiliser could harm agricultural land, says a report for the Environment Agency.

Boris Johnson: 'Global warming is taking its toll'

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 03:36
The prime minister says climate change is harming "the most vulnerable populations around the planet".

Sir David Attenborough: 'Now is the moment'

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 03:12
The broadcaster and naturalist says the Glasgow climate summit later this year is "extremely important".

COP26: PM 'doesn't get' climate change, says sacked president

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 01:58
Boris Johnson has failed to lead over the UK's hosting of a key climate summit, its former boss says.

O'Neill: PM 'doesn't really get' climate change

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 01:42
Former minister Claire O'Neill has said the prime minister "doesn't really get" climate change.

Climate change: Australian TV audience boos sceptical senator

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:15
Jim Molan was laughed at while on a live TV show, in an incident that has got Australia talking.

Coronavirus: China wildlife trade ban 'should be permanent'

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 17:33
China should apply a permanent ban on the wildlife trade in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

New petrol and diesel vehicles sales ban in UK from 2035

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 17:29
Government plans to bring changes forward by five years to help the UK reach climate targets.