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Birmingham car ban: How would the scheme work?

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 18:41
A scheme to stop cars travelling across the city has been proposed, but how would it actually work?

COP26: Climate summit may cost 'several hundred million pounds'

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 16:24
The UK government shows "lack of clarity" on funding the COP26 conference in Glasgow this year.

Reconnecting with nature triggers eco-actions

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 16:12
People with access to green spaces are more likely to be more environmentally friendly, study finds.

Congestion charge plan in Cardiff clean air scheme

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 16:07
Cardiff could join London and Durham and charge city centre drivers to meet clean air targets.

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:05
We look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.

First stranded Orca found in almost 20 years in the Wash

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 08:23
The dead 15ft (4.5m) long juvenile killer whale was found on the coast of Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

Climate change: Australia fires will be 'normal' in 3C world

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 17:33
UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a foretaste of decades to come.

Oldest material on Earth discovered

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:43
Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth.

Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:05
Scientists discover how the gingko lives to such an old age, surviving for centuries or millennia.

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire seeks 'life partner' for Moon voyage

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 18:04
Yusaku Maezawa appeals for a "life partner" to join him on Space X's maiden Moon voyage in 2023.

Australia fires: Aboriginal planners say the bush 'needs to burn'

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 13:27
What would happen if Australia followed the ancient bushfire management practices of Aboriginal people?

Taal: Time-lapse of lightning storm swirling round Philippine volcano

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 06:21
Dramatic time-lapse footage shows lightning swirling around the Taal volcano as it spewed ash.

Sri Lanka elephants: 'Record number' of deaths in 2019

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 09:34
Officials warn that human activity is resulting in rising numbers of elephant deaths.

Tortoise with species-saving sex drive returns to Galápagos

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 23:04
The 100-year-old tortoise of legendary libido is credited with saving his species from extinction.

Aeolus: Weather forecasts start using space laser data

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:58
Operational weather forecasts have started incorporating novel wind measurements made from orbit.

Wolf moon: Full moon and lunar eclipse delight skywatchers

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:26
The first full moon of 2020 coincides with a penumbral lunar eclipse, caused by the Earth's shadow.

Plant life 'expanding over the Himalayas'

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 03:42
Vegetation is expanding at high altitudes across the Himalayas - including the Everest region.

Turks and Caicos corals: Disease threatens barrier reef

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 17:28
There is alarm at the speed that stony coral tissue loss disease is killing the Caribbean reef.

UK ban on US chlorinated chicken 'to continue after Brexit'

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:29
Chicken and hormone-fed beef bans will continue post-Brexit, the environment secretary says.

Nasa Moon rocket core leaves for testing

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:26
The first core stage for Nasa's "mega-rocket", the SLS, has left its factory in New Orleans.