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Netherlands forced to slash speed limit to reduce emissions

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 03:49
The daytime motorway limit will be cut to 100km/h (62 mph) in a bid to tackle a pollution crisis.

Greta Thunberg to sail to Spain climate summit with YouTubers

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:48
The 16-year-old climate activist will sail from the US to Madrid for the COP25 summit.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 22:21
The winner of this year's competition has been crowned, and it looks a little painful.

Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:13
Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.

England floods: What is making them worse?

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:45
Why has the huge amount of rainfall that hit South Yorkshire had such a large impact on people and property?

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 04:40
Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

Fracking: Have the Conservatives left open the back door?

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 03:58
The Conservatives are accused of harbouring ambitions to revive fracking after the general election.

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 02:43
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:36
Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:02
The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:53
The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago.

Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:06
A loss of snow and ice cover are the main reasons for the reduction of the Arctic's albedo effect, not soot as had been previously thought.

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 06:33
Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.

Bloodhound diary: Racing at over 500mph

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:39
Land speed record holder Andy Green finally gets to drive the Bloodhound car across the Kalahari.

Bird of the Year: Rare anti-social penguin wins New Zealand poll

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 04:12
The rare hoiho becomes the first penguin to take the title, after two weeks of "memes and trash-talk".

Climate change: Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 16:51
Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners.

Durwood Zaelke: How your air conditioning could help to save the planet

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 16:08
The man behind an amendment to a key climate treaty thinks that he has a way to cool the Earth.

Climate change: Airlines accused of 'putting profit before planet'

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 15:23
A British Airways insider says the industry deliberately fills planes with extra fuel to save costs.

Bloodhound land speed car will be back racing next week

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:28
Engineers think they understand why a heat sensor has been playing up on the superfast desert vehicle.

Heat sensor frustrates Bloodhound land speed car

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:57
The British supercar cuts short its latest run because of temperature concerns but still clocks 481mph.