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Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 16:09
Delegates from almost 200 countries meet in the Spanish capital on Monday.

Climate defenders: Taking wind power to another level

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 16:01
Henrik Stiesdal has been thinking about wind turbines since he was a teenager.

Cosmic Crisp: New apple launched that 'lasts for a year'

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 21:05
The new fruit took US scientists two decades to develop and the launch cost $10m (£7.9m).

Teen engineer: 'Let me introduce you to my laboratory'

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 16:13
Fifteen-year-old Cheikh Bamba Diaby got into robotics after he had to unblock his sister's mobile phone.

Battersea Bridge whale found motionless on shore

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 07:08
The mammal, believed to be a minke whale, was found below Battersea Bridge in London.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash 'to set Amazon on fire'

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:37
The Hollywood actor dismisses Jair Bolsonaro's claim he "gave money to set the Amazon on fire".

Can old fridges be recycled to make new ones?

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 02:34
A fridge recycling plant believes it has found a more sustainable way to dispose of them.

Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 02:16
A UK team arrives in Antarctica to test its theory for why so few iron meteorites are found there.

Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 16:31
A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.

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.