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Greta Thunberg in Bristol: 'The world is on fire'

2 hours 27 min ago
The Swedish teen environmental campaigner rallies protesters ahead of a march through the city.

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

6 hours 10 min ago
The teenage activist was welcomed by some 15,000 people at the event in Bristol.

New roads face Heathrow-style court action threat

10 hours 22 min ago
Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.

Telescopes 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.

Greta Thunberg: What does the teenage climate change activist want?

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:28
The Swedish teenager started a climate change protest that grew into a global movement of millions.

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?

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:39
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.

PM gives green light to post-Brexit EU research deal

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 09:58
The UK will endeavour to continue in an EU science programme after Brexit.

China may send ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 08:30
The hungry ducks could be sent to eat the insects 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.

Heathrow expansion faces threat from climate case

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 01:24
A ruling will decide whether Heathrow's expansion plan should have taken the climate more into account.

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.

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 Intelsat 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.

Outdoor heaters: Paris campaigners want them banned

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:10
A campaign is under way in Paris to ban heaters due to concerns about their electricity use.

Climate change: Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:10
The price of tomatoes have skyrocketed in East Africa in recent weeks after floods ruined crops.