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Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 01:01
The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

Iguanas falling from trees in Florida

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:35
As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.

What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:35
He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".

Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:20
Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.

Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 04:09
Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat.

Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 17:01
Taxes may be needed to curb eating meat and dairy in the effort to combat climate change.

Wanted - volunteers to monitor Britain's growing slug population

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:53
The first survey in decades will look at the 40 or more species thought to be living in Britain.

Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:32
The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.

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

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:12
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'

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:56
At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"

Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white'

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:36
Acute stress damages stem cells that control hair and skin colour, a study suggests.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:21
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.