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Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:47
This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.

Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:06
Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.

Neanderthals 'dived in the ocean' for shellfish

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:17
Until now, there's been little evidence our evolutionary relatives could swim.

Facts and figures behind our climate and weather

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:23
What can the weather tell us about our changing planet? Ben Rich looks at the latest data in the first of our new monthly series, Climate Check.

Cardiff congestion: £2 charge plan to cut city traffic

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 09:43
Cardiff could join London and Durham and charge city centre drivers to meet clean air targets.

COP26: Climate summit may cost 'several hundred million pounds'

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 09:12
The UK government shows "lack of clarity" on funding the COP26 conference in Glasgow this year.

Climate change: Last decade confirmed as warmest on record

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 08:03
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.

HS2 could threaten irreplaceable natural habitats, report warns

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 04:03
Wildlife group says rare species could be wiped out by rail link and calls for a "greener" approach.

Reconnecting with nature 'triggers' eco-actions

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 00:29
People with access to green spaces are more likely to be more environmentally friendly, study says.

Birmingham car ban: How would the scheme work?

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 18:41
A scheme to stop cars travelling across the city has been proposed, but how would it actually work?

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:05
We look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.

First stranded Orca found in almost 20 years in the Wash

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 08:23
The dead 15ft (4.5m) long juvenile killer whale was found on the coast of Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

Climate change: Australia fires will be 'normal' in warmer world

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 17:33
UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a foretaste of decades to come.

Oldest material on Earth discovered

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:43
Scientists analysing a meteorite discover material that is older than the Solar System itself.

Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:05
Scientists discover how the ginkgo lives to such an old age, surviving for centuries or millennia.

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 09:59
How Australia has been battling bushfires during a devastating fire season.

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire seeks 'life partner' for Moon voyage

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 19:07
Yusaku Maezawa appeals for a "life partner" to join him on Space X's maiden Moon voyage in 2023.

Australia fires: Aboriginal planners say the bush 'needs to burn'

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 13:27
What would happen if Australia followed the ancient bushfire management practices of Aboriginal people?

Taal: Time-lapse of lightning storm swirling round Philippine volcano

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 06:21
Dramatic time-lapse footage shows lightning swirling around the Taal volcano as it spewed ash.

Sri Lanka elephants: 'Record number' of deaths in 2019

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 09:34
Officials warn that human activity is resulting in rising numbers of elephant deaths.