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Climate change: Migrant species do well in warm and wet UK in 2019

Thu, 12/26/2019 - 16:47
The National Trust says it's been a good year for migrant butterflies but not for water voles.

Is 'super coral' the key to saving the world's reefs?

Thu, 12/26/2019 - 16:14
Scientists in the Seychelles have started the world's first large scale coral reef restoration project.

The 'ring of fire' eclipse witnessed across Asia

Thu, 12/26/2019 - 02:29
Crowds have gathered to watch the 'once in a lifetime' eclipse in a number of countries.

The big science and environment stories of 2019

Wed, 12/25/2019 - 16:31
We look back at some of the major stories of the year in science and the environment.

Communities in Calderdale 'traumatised' by 2015 floods

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 16:43
Hundreds of people affected by severe flooding four years ago have sought mental health support.

Why I spend my weekends ringing birds

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 16:42
More than a million birds are trapped every year in the British Isles by volunteers.

New engine tech that could get us to Mars faster

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 16:33
Nasa wants to send humans to Mars one day, but do we have the engines to get us there?

Measuring the cost of an invasive tree killer

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 16:46
A study attempts to assess the devastation caused by the invasive emerald ash borer in US forests.

Inventing sign language for space

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 04:54
British sign language is receiving an astronomical update thanks to a unique collaboration between a space scientist and a group of deaf astronomers.

Lewis stone circle has star-shaped lightning strike

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 03:11
The discovery was made by scientists at a 4,000-year-old archaeological site in the Hebrides.

World 'faces 80% calorie increase by end of century'

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 00:36
The amount of food needed to feed the world's population by the end of the century could increase by almost 80%, a study suggests.

Starliner spacecraft returns early after failed mission

Sun, 12/22/2019 - 08:40
Boeing's Starliner spacecraft has returned early after a timing error meant it failed to dock with the ISS.

'The closest thing on Earth to interplanetary travel'

Sat, 12/21/2019 - 16:41
Justin Rowlatt lands in a dazzling white and blue world to join scientists checking up on Antarctic ice.

The teenage activists taking after Greta Thunberg

Sat, 12/21/2019 - 16:19
These three teenagers are passionate about issues they see around them, and are training to be activists at The Advocacy Academy in London.

Netherlands climate change: Court orders bigger cuts in emissions

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:34
The top court upholds a ruling requiring 1990 levels to be cut by at least 25% by the end of 2020.

Boeing launches Starliner capsule to ISS for Nasa

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:07
The test flight has a dummy on board but, if successful, astronauts are due to start using the craft from 2020.