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Coronavirus: Nasa images show China pollution clear amid slowdown

Sat, 02/29/2020 - 10:41
Nasa says major decreases in nitrogen dioxide levels are "at least partly" linked to the outbreak.

Making chopsticks into house furnishings

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 16:22
ChopValue collects 350,000 used bamboo chopsticks from Vancouver restaurants every week.

Anak Krakatau: Lightning frenzy points to scale of volcanic plume

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 15:25
The 2018 volcanic eruption put so much ice into the sky it set off a huge display of lightning.

Greta Thunberg in Bristol: 'Change is coming'

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 05:08
Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg rallies protesters in Bristol ahead of a march through the city.

Greta Thunberg climate strike: 'The world is on fire'

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 04:42
The teenage activist was welcomed by some 30,000 people at the event in Bristol.

Scientists detect biggest explosion since Big Bang

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 17:42
The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.

Road schemes may face Heathrow-style court action

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:19
Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.

Leap years and why we need them

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:15
It's a leap year which means there's an extra day in the calendar - 29 February 2020. But why do we need it?

PM gives green light to post-Brexit EU research deal

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 05:43
The UK will endeavour to continue in an EU science programme after Brexit.

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 03:33
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.

China prepares 100,000 ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 03:24
The hungry ducks could be sent to devour locusts that are devouring crops in Pakistan, experts say.

Climate change: Pressure on big investors to act on environment

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 01:55
Investors are facing scrutiny like never before about what they're doing to tackle climate change.

Landscapes of chemical and biological warfare

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 16:10
A gallery of landscapes of UK chemical and biological weapon sites by photographer Dara McGrath.

'After the coral ban, I lost everything'

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 16:06
Thousands of Indonesian coral farms had to close after an export ban, but a policy U-turn offers hope.

Climate case may upset Heathrow third runway plans

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 16:03
A ruling will decide whether Heathrow's expansion plan should have taken the climate more into account.

Red pandas are two species, not one

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 14:16
The discovery comes from new research that could boost conservation plans.

Docking gives telecoms satellite new lease of life

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 13:15
A shepherding spacecraft grabs an ageing telecoms satellite to help extend its mission life.

Virgin Galactic sees demand for space travel surge

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 21:54
Sir Richard Branson's firm says it is releasing more tickets for flights into space.

Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 17:13
The winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition 2020.

Red squirrels sniff out danger better than greys

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:42
A native predator of the red squirrel seems to be an unlikely ally in its battle with its grey rival.