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COP25 climate change conference: What are you giving up for environment?

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:00
As the annual COP25 climate change summit continues in Madrid, we asked delegates from all over the world how they were adapting their lives for the sake of the environment.

US meteorite adds to origins mystery

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:37
Scientists are getting closer to tracing the sources of meteorites that fall to Earth.

Hungry North Pole explorers Horn and Ousland near end of epic trek

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 07:41
The Norwegian-South African duo are tired and hungry after trekking hundreds of miles.

Genetics can play key role in saving trees

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 06:08
Tree conservation strategies based on genetic data are best suited for landscapes affected by a rapidly changing climate, a study suggests.

Plastic pollution has killed half a million hermit crabs, study says

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:06
As plastic piles up on beaches, hermit crabs are getting trapped in plastic containers and killed.

Mars rover hopes to grab a piece of history

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 16:50
British engineers test technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth.

Distant star's vision of our Sun's future 'death'

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:25
A newly discovered planet offers insights into the Sun's demise in 5-6 billion years.

Russian president warns over expansion of US space force

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:56
The Russian leader says the US "militarisation" of space means Moscow has to respond.

Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study says

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:42
In the 'largest study of its kind' researchers studied 70,000 bird specimens over a 40-year period.

Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing: 'Why I wanted to help'

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 04:31
Nikki Henderson, who helped Greta Thunberg get to Madrid, reveals what happened on their 19 day journey.

How drones can help with counting seals

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 23:27
Rangers on the Farne Islands in Northumberland use drones to keep track of the growing grey seal population.

'Forgotten' elm tree set to make a comeback

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:39
The elm can be restored to its former glory despite Dutch elm disease, say experts.

Climate change: Emissions edge up despite drop in coal

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:27
Emissions of CO2 have risen in 2019, say researchers, as oil and gas use continues to grow.

Artificial neurons developed to fight disease

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 10:15
Scientists make artificial nerve cells, paving the way for new ways to repair the human brain.

Greta Thunberg: Young are 'angry' over climate change

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:08
Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that adults should stop making young people "angry" over global warming.

COP25: WWF and Prado Museum use art to show climate change

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 06:21
WWF and the Prado Museum join forces to raise the alarm during the COP25 summit in Madrid.

US national parks face 'crisis' over invasive animal species

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 05:11
More than half of US national parks are threatened by invasive animals, like pythons and feral pigs.

Polar bear spray-painted with 'T-34' baffles Russia wildlife experts

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 04:15
Footage of a bear inscribed with "T-34" - the name of an iconic Soviet tank - is shared in Russia.

Climate change: Last decade 'almost certainly' warmest

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:30
Provisional data suggests the decade from 2010-2019 is the warmest yet recorded.

India's Chandrayaan-2 probe found on Moon

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 22:15
Nasa credited an Indian engineer, Shanmuga Subramanian, with helping locate the site of the debris.