The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 22 min 34 sec ago
Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:46
A conservationist plans to take flight this autumn alongside thousands of swans as they make a 4,500-mile journey from the Russian arctic to the UK.
Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:43
Supporting evidence that the Beagle-2 probe is sitting intact on the surface of Mars has come from a new imaging technique developed by UCL scientists.
Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:43
The European Space Agency launches a second radar satellite into the EU's new Sentinel constellation, to acquire a complete map of the Earth every six days.
Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:04
The emissions of carbon dioxide from industrial society has spurred a huge growth in trees and other plants, says a report.
Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:22
In the first study of its kind, scientists have been able to measure the climatic effect of a wind farm on the local environment.
Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:20
A gorilla has given birth at Prague Zoo, without keepers noticing she was pregnant.
Sat, 04/23/2016 - 19:12
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, complete the flight from Hawaii across the Pacific Ocean and flies over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:27
UK astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to run the distance of the London Marathon on a treadmill in the International Space Station (ISS).
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:30
Government leaders and delegates from around 170 countries have started the process of signing the Paris climate agreement at the UN.
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 03:12
The EU’s Sentinel satellite system has begun monitoring six of the biggest glaciers on Earth in near real-time, to check for any changes in behaviour.
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:22
Modern birds owe their survival to ancestors who were able to peck on seeds after the meteor strike that wiped out the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:17
Establishing new nature reserves with strict protection measures actually fails local communities and wildlife in the Congo Basin, a report says.
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 14:51
Scientists at Glasgow University establish a world first by cracking the communication code of our brains.
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:36
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, renews its effort to circumnavigate the globe, leaving Hawaii to fly across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco.
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:44
The ground convulsion resulting from North Korea's underground nuclear bomb test in January has been mapped by Europe's Sentinel-1a radar satellite.
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:33
A group of world leaders and international finance chiefs has urged the world to rapidly expand the pricing of carbon pollution.
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:38
The first significant step to putting the Paris Climate Agreement into practice will take place at the UN on Friday when over 150 nations are expected to formally sign the deal.
Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:28
Scientists build a mathematical model that explains the secrets of the chameleon's extraordinary tongue.
Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:53
The LHC is not just the world's most powerful particle accelerator, it could also be its biggest rain meter.
Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:03
Heidelberg researchers are following vehicles through city streets, sampling their exhaust plumes to get a real-world perspective on emissions.