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How cruise ships contribute to Southampton's air pollution

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 17:17
How one of the most profitable leisure industries in the world can also be one of the most polluting.

Top ten garden pests and diseases revealed

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 17:07
The box tree caterpillar comes top of the list of gardeners' concerns for the third year in a row.

Benin company harvesting plants that could soak up oil spills

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 16:53
A company in Benin harvests water hyacinths which can be used to soak up oil.

Smallest dinosaur found 'trapped in amber'

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 10:41
Scientists say a fossil from Myanmar represents the tiniest dinosaur ever found.

Wasp-76b: The exotic inferno planet where it 'rains iron'

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 09:00
Astronomers study an exotic planet where they suspect iron droplets fall through the atmosphere.

Chancellor pledges big increase to research spend

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 08:35
Rishi Sunak pledges to more than double spending on government research and development by 2024.

Budget 2020: Mixed reaction on environmental issues

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 08:01
The Budget has simultaneously pleased and infuriated environmentalists.

Climate change: New rules could spell end of 'throwaway culture'

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 18:29
New rules could spell the death of today's "throwaway" culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.

Can Finland's Saimaa seals survive climate change?

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 16:58
This breed of seal is facing extinction but conservationists in Finland are trying to save it.

Urban pollinators make beeline for native violet blooms

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 05:22
Polish researchers find violet coloured native flowers are favoured by urban-dwelling bumblebees.

Climate change: Carbon-reducing seagrass planted off Welsh coast

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 19:40
The "wonder plant" absorbs carbon dioxide faster than trees and supports wildlife, scientists say.

Climate change: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 18:47
The UK cannot reach net zero before 2050 unless people stop flying and eating red meat, a report says.

New colony of rare freshwater pearl mussels found in Highlands

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 18:40
The species was uncovered during a watercourse survey being carried out in north Highland.

The million-dollar trade in trafficked rosewood trees

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 17:14
For a year BBC Africa Eye has been investigating the million-dollar trade in trafficked rosewood.

Space radar movies track motion on Earth's surface

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 09:14
Finnish satellite operator Iceye makes movies of activity on the ground through cloud and at night.

Why plastic is a deadly attraction for sea turtles

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 08:59
Scientists have new evidence to explain why sea turtles eat and become entangled in plastic so often.

Nottingham Trent University study to assess impact of traffic on hedgehogs

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 17:18
Hedgehog numbers are declining in part because so many are killed while crossing our roads.

Edinburgh University researchers use drones to map retreating Andes glaciers

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 16:39
A Scottish researcher is mapping the glaciers which have shrunk by 30% in the last two decades.

Global rescue plan for nature 'overlooks genetic diversity'

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:08
A new 10-year strategy to halt extinction must protect the gene pools of all life on earth, say experts.

America's next Mars rover will be called Perseverance

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:00
Schoolchildren choose a name for the robot Nasa plans to send to the Red Planet to search for life.