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Astronaut Luca Parmitano plays DJ set from International Space Station

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 20:52
Luca Parmitano played from the International Space Station to a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

Deforestation: What’s wrong with planting new forests?

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 16:41
Planting trees can sometimes actually do more harm than good to the environment. Here's why.

Is the bystander effect a myth?

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:55
A study of CCTV footage from around the world suggests there are more Good Samaritans out there than we think.

Black squirrels the result of 'interbreeding' grey squirrels, study finds

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:24
Black squirrels evolved when greys and fox squirrels historically bred, Cambridge researchers find.

Exomars: Parachute test failure threat to launch date

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 06:45
A European-Russian effort to land on Mars has been hit by another parachute failure, during a drop test in Sweden.

Greta Thunberg's zero carbon journey

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 04:09
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg will travel to New York on a boat with very few home comforts.

Environmentalists warn Trump 'weakening' endangered species protections

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:24
A new rule will allow officials for the first time to weigh the economic cost of species protection.

Beetles threaten Yorkshire's purple heather moorland

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 08:35
Yorkshire's moors could be losing their purple colour because of an "infestation" of heather beetles.

Grouse shooting: Labour calls for review amid habitat concerns

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 07:41
Labour raises environmental concerns ahead of the four-month grouse shooting season from Monday.

King's Cross developer defends use of facial recognition

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 06:55
The tech is one of "a number of detection and tracking methods" used at the London site, the firm said.

Instagram eco-advocate Emma Kennan makes Mondays mellow yellow

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 17:16
Emma Kennan hopes her #MellowYellowMonday hashtag will encourage people to flush less and save water.

Is this the world's most sustainable building?

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 17:10
An enormous logistics warehouse in the Netherlands is helping to power 750 households a year.

Smart sensors listen to healing wounds

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:44
Researchers are developing a new technique that can hear what is going on below a patient's bandages.

Giant Lowestoft street art paintings to celebrate wildlife

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 23:30
Street artist ATM painted a kingfisher on the wall of a hairdressers in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Dolphin spotted juggling with jellyfish in Denmark

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 07:48
It was spotted in the harbour at Sønderborg, in the south of Denmark.

Typhoon Lekima: Dramatic rescues after floods in China

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:32
Rescue workers battle the effects of Typhoon Lekima after it hits China and causes widespread disruption.

Engineers design flat pack self-watering plant pot

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:51
Two young designers say their pot could have less environmental impact than the products it replaces.

'We moved to the forest to fight climate change'

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:01
Janne Utriainen is tackling climate change in his own way - leaving the city to live off the land.

COP26: Glasgow could host 2020 UN climate change summit

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:25
The city will host the UN summit next year if the UK wins the right to hold the conference for up to 200 world leaders.

Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:00
Helsinki-based Iceye showcases high-resolution radar images from its growing satellite constellation.