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Shells record West Antarctic glacier retreat

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:26
The remains of tiny marine organisms document the wind-driven, warm-water melting in West Antarctica.

G20 summit: Deadline on climate change 'broken' in Hamburg

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 05:28
The BBC understands a compromise final closing text has been agreed at the summit in Hamburg.

Mike Pence ignores Nasa 'do not touch' sign

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 18:50
The VP made a tongue-in-cheek apology to Nasa after a photo of him touching the equipment went viral.

Stephen Hawking's daughter Lucy: 'You could ask my dad any question'

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 03:46
Lucy Hawking describes her famous scientist father being asked - what happens if you fall into a black hole?

Merkel’s climate mission at the G20

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 02:02
Germany is battling to stop the US undermining a united front on climate change at the G20 summit.

Mercury mission: BepiColombo gets ready to launch

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:59
A mission to Mercury is getting closer to the launch pad.

LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:34
Scientists have detected a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern

Baby pygmy hippo takes a tumble at Chile zoo debut

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:06
A two-week-old pygmy hippopotamus steps out under the care of its mum, at an animal park in Santiago.

BepiColombo: 'Last chance to see' Mercury mission

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 19:16
The European and Japanese space agencies put the finishing touches to their Mercury satellites.

Elephant tourism is 'fuelling cruelty'

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 19:15
Rising numbers of people want selfies riding elephants, or washing them, or patting their trunks, but according to a study carried out by World Animal Protection across Asia, many are kept in "severely cruel" conditions.

Is it safe to reuse your water bottle?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:28
The BBC's Jan Bruck has you covered.

Is washing our clothes polluting the marine environment?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:24
Our clothing and laundry are polluting the marine environment, UK research reveals.

Dirty laundry: Are your clothes polluting the ocean?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:50
Our clothing and laundry are polluting the marine environment, UK research reveals.

Air quality: Challenge against government plan rejected

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:58
The case was brought over cutting levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Bringing nature into your backyard

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:26
How urban gardens are connecting with nature to bring wildlife into the city.

Raw waste water use on farms is '50% higher' than estimated

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 19:12
Farmers are using far greater amounts of untreated waste water on crops, posing risks to public health.

Air pollution issues go back to court

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 15:16
Environmental legal group Client Earth says minsters failed to conduct their recent public consultation on clean air properly.

'Brightest minds' key to future science success

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:03
The new research funding body sets out its vision for the future amid the changing world of science.

Scientists explain ancient Rome's long-lasting concrete

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 05:23
Researchers unlock the chemistry of Roman concrete which has resisted the elements for thousands of years.

Giant croc had teeth like a T. rex

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 05:06
Researchers have described new fossils belonging to an extinct crocodile-like creature that had a set of serrated teeth like those of a T. rex.