The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 8 min ago
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:06
A tawny owl named Lucky after clinging to the front of a train for more than 300 miles is released back into the wild.
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:38
A pair of white storks nesting on a chimney in Norfolk may be the first in the UK to breed from a traditional nest for nearly 600 years.
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 03:33
Conservationists move millions of elvers - young eels - upstream in an attempt to give them a better chance of survival.
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:12
Cuts to animal health surveillance mean Britain is at a much greater risk of outbreaks of devastating diseases such as BSE, warn experts.
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:20
The impacts of climate change are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", according to a UN report.
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:39
The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:17
The UN's International Court of Justice rules Japan's Antarctic whaling programme is not for scientific purposes, ordering a temporary halt.
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 23:39
Research from a campaign group says breaking down cultural hurdles in the classroom is necessary to get more girls interested in science and technology
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 17:10
Altitude sickness is actually two distinct illnesses according to research carried out by scientists at Edinburgh University.
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 17:02
Scientists and officials meeting in Japan have published the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 16:54
Can science stop sharks attacking humans?
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 16:19
One of the most contentious flood relief measures is to begin with the dredging of two rivers in the Somerset Levels later.
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 10:01
Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer because of their family history.
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 03:00
Climbing inside a whale was once thought to bring relief to rheumatism sufferers, an exhibit at the Australian National Maritime Museum reveals.
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:49
Negotiators work through the night in an effort to complete their review of a key report on the impacts of climate change.
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:00
Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 03:50
Beatboxer Jason Singh spoke to BBC Breakfast to explain why he is inspired by birdsong and show off his skills at imitating our feathered friends.
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:41
Can a Zen-like approach help flood-threatened countries?
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:58
The Philae lander, which Europe hopes to put on the surface of a comet later this year, is re-activated after three years in deep-space hibernation.
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:35
Is global warming pushing affluent Japan towards a food crisis?