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Climate change hope for hydrogen fuel

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 16:02
A trial where hydrogen is added to natural gas raises hopes of a low-carbon heating revolution.

Writing a ‘national anthem' for Mars

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 16:01
A former software analyst and rising opera star has penned a song for the Red Planet.

Chandrayaan-3: India plans third Moon mission

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 05:47
Plans for a new mission come months after the Chandrayaan-2 failed to land on the Moon.

Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:23
The move is designed to protect marine life around the Pacific island state.

Could relatives of measles virus jump from animals to us?

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 17:06
A group of viruses, of which measles is one, are adept at jumping to species barrier.

Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to 'repair the Earth'

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 06:57
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveil a global prize to tackle climate issues in the next decade.

York to ban cars from city centre

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 06:38
The measure would ban all "non-essential" private car journeys in the city centre by 2023.

Skomer Island managers seek 'fit and hardy' staff

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 05:49
The Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit a deputy warden and a visitor officer to work on the island.

Bank of England chief issues climate change warning

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 02:51
Mark Carney said the financial sector had begun to curb investment in fossil fuels. but slowly.

When Greta Thunberg met Sir David Attenborough

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 00:06
The teenage activist and veteran naturalist talk to each other for the first time (via Skype).

Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 18:38
The world will face irreversible heating unless firms shift priorities, Mark Carney tells the BBC.

Greta Thunberg's father: 'She is happy, but I worry'

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 18:13
The activist's father says he thought her skipping school to fight climate change was a "bad idea".

The best space images of 2019

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 17:07
With some blockbuster space missions underway, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth.

Hydrogen-powered drones could point way to future travel

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 16:49
Hydrogen-powered drones have several advantages to lithium ion-powered ones, says Dr Enass Abo-Hamed.

The best science long reads of 2019

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 16:54
A selection of the best science and environment features published this year.

Action over roadside rubbish thrown out of car windows

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 16:35
A law could be strengthened to punish people who throw litter out of vehicle windows.

‘Gardening gives me a lot of peace’

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 16:21
Joanna is an urban gardener trying to reconnect with nature in Singapore.

Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved?

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 16:24
With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?

The man who spent 30 years caring for crocodiles in Ethiopia

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 16:23
Tomas Tama has spent 30 years protecting the reptiles in Ethiopia, despite once being bitten.

Satellite constellations: Astronomers warn of threat to view of Universe

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 00:51
A mission to launch thousands of satellites is about to begin, but scientists say this could affect astronomy.