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New environment laws in Queen's speech

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 08:14
Crime and health take centre stage, but opposition parties dismiss the programme as "election manifesto".

The Russian who could have been first to Moon

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 07:10
Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.

Microplastics: Seeking the 'plastic score' of the food on our plates

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 16:19
Microplastics are everywhere, but how worried should we be? Scientists are on a mission to find out more.

Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:03
The experts tell us that small, easy changes alone will not be enough to combat climate change.

Norfolk RSPCA centre saves 50th seal with injuries from rubbish

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:06
The "necklace" injuries, many caused by discarded plastic waste, are becoming more common, says the RSPCA.

Alexei Leonov: First person to walk in space dies aged 85

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 07:41
Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov floated above the Earth for 12 minutes in 1965.

Nobel Peace Prize: Why is it so important?

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 02:10
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is named as the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Badger culls have varying impacts on cattle TB

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 02:07
The UK government policy sees cattle TB incidence fall in two badger cull areas but rise in a third.

Plastic pollution: How Ibiza is tackling its problem with waste

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 01:14
Hundreds of thousands of Brits travel to Ibiza each summer, but what happens to their waste when they leave?

Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 09:48
The Sun's outbursts can disrupt technology on Earth, and Europe needs better protection.

Natural 'bumblebee medicine' found in heather

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 08:01
Preserving heather in the natural landscape could have benefits for wild bees, say scientists.

Extinction Rebellion: Flight delayed as activists vow to 'shut down' airport

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 04:33
Extinction Rebellion activists say they want to "shut down" London City Airport for three days.

'Molar Berg' does a quick Antarctic pirouette

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 04:21
Satellite spies the White Continent's newest giant iceberg as it spins around.

Israel cave bones: Early humans 'conserved food to eat later'

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:49
Prehistoric humans had not previously been thought capable of such dietary planning.

UK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires’

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 06:39
Greenpeace asks fast-food chains to stop selling meat from animals fed on soya from Brazil.

Northern California braced for mega power cut

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 05:24
In a bid to stop wildfires, San Francisco Bay Area residents could be denied power for several days.

Lithium-ion batteries take chemistry Nobel

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:50
Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

Badger culls risk increased spread of TB to cattle, study finds

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:33
Culls drive badgers to roam further afield, allowing them to disperse TB over a larger area, research suggests.

Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 18:27
Nearly 400 all-time high temperature records were broken over the summer.

Plastic-free Penzance: The UK's most eco-friendly town?

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:53
Where businesses cut down on plastic, fishermen collect litter and students march about the climate.