BBC Science

Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Updated: 12 min 16 sec ago

World's rarest bird gets new home in Madagascar

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 04:24
Conservationists hope to save a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard from extinction.

Anak Krakatau: How a tsunami could wipe out the last Javan rhinos

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 22:07
There are only 67 Javan rhinos left in the world and they all live in sight of Anak Krakatau volcano.

The best science long reads of 2018 (part two)

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 16:31
From the search for life in the Universe to fighting fires in Antarctica, here's a festive selection of the best science long reads from 2018.

Your Christmas tree could help save the planet

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 06:55
Recycling your Christmas tree could help provide the materials needed to make food sweeteners and paint, as well as help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 01:27
Ten weather events linked to climate change caused damage over $1bn in 2018, according to a study.

Plastic bag fee 'to double to 10p' and include every shop

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 00:42
The government wants to double the charge and extend it to all shops in England, to cut plastic use.

The best science long reads of 2018 (part one)

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 17:11
A selection of the best science and environment published this year.

Japan whale hunting: Commercial whaling to restart in July

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 21:08
One conservation group warns that the move shows "a troubling disregard for international rule".

Ten big science stories of 2018

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 16:24
The year 2018 provided plenty to chew on if you're interested in science and the environment.

Chestnut-killing wasp threatens major harvest

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 16:28
A small, invasive wasp is threatening the cultivation of chestnuts in Spain.

SpaceX launches military satellite after four attempts

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 00:33
The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on Sunday after four previous launches were cancelled.

Sending astronauts to Mars would be stupid, astronaut says

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 16:05
One of the first astronauts to orbit the Moon thinks there's no public support to send people to Mars.

Rare albino orangutan 'Alba' returns to the wild

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 02:14
Alba, the world's only known albino orangutan, has been through many months of rehabilitation.

Hamish the polar bear turns one

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 16:55
Hamish the polar bear celebrates his first birthday in his Highland home.

Christmas plastic workshop to help reduce festive waste

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 16:36
Workshops have been held in Whitley Bay to help reduce the use of plastic over Christmas.

Botanical artist brings rare plants back to life

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 06:55
Artist Lucy Smith draws plants so that they can be recorded for science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 05:22
Earth is not the only planet with icy scenes this festive season, the European Space Agency says.

Extinction Rebellion: The story behind the activist group

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 04:57
They've blocked bridges, protested outside the BBC, held die-ins and closed roads - all in the name of stopping climate change.

'I'm not having children to help fight climate change'

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 23:13
Environmentalist Jason MacGregor and his partner aren't having children because they don't want to add to human-made climate change pressures.

The secret life of plants: Ten new species found this year

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:13
Plants have been on the planet for hundreds of millions of years – but we’re still discovering new ones.