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Australia fires: How do we know how many animals have died?

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 17:17
A biodiversity expert suggests almost half a billion animals might have been affected in Australia.

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frances Arnold retracts paper

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 13:04
A Nobel laureate is being praised for retracting a scientific paper that was not reproducible.

Climate change: Last decade UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 01:42
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.

The scientist powering drones with 'happy gas'

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 01:23
The hydrogen-powered drone which could revolutionise the travel industry.

Belching in a good way: How livestock could learn from Orkney sheep

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 16:47
The sheep of North Ronaldsay could teach other livestock how to belch in a way less harmful to the climate.

Tackling the Earth's orbiting space junk

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 16:11
How the Japanese firm Astroscale is set to start cleaning up the Earth's orbiting space debris.

Climate change hope for hydrogen fuel

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 16:02
A trial where hydrogen is added to natural gas raises hopes of a low-carbon heating revolution.

Writing a ‘national anthem' for Mars

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 16:01
A former software analyst and rising opera star has penned a song for the Red Planet.

Chandrayaan-3: India plans third Moon mission

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 05:47
Plans for a new mission come months after the Chandrayaan-2 failed to land on the Moon.

Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:23
The move is designed to protect marine life around the Pacific island state.

Could relatives of measles virus jump from animals to us?

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 17:06
A group of viruses, of which measles is one, are adept at jumping to species barrier.

Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to 'repair the Earth'

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 07:35
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveil a global prize to tackle climate issues in the next decade.

York to ban cars from city centre

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 06:38
The measure would ban all "non-essential" private car journeys in the city centre by 2023.

Skomer Island managers seek 'fit and hardy' staff

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 05:49
The Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit a deputy warden and a visitor officer to work on the island.

Bank of England chief issues climate change warning

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 02:51
Mark Carney said the financial sector had begun to curb investment in fossil fuels. but slowly.

Greta Thunberg's father: 'She is happy, but I worry'

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 00:50
The activist's father says he thought her skipping school to fight climate change was a "bad idea".

When Greta Thunberg met Sir David Attenborough

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 00:06
The teenage activist and veteran naturalist talk to each other for the first time (via Skype).

Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 23:19
The world will face irreversible heating unless financial firms shift priorities, Mark Carney tells the BBC.

The best space images of 2019

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 17:07
With some blockbuster space missions underway, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth.

Hydrogen-powered drones could point way to future travel

Sun, 12/29/2019 - 16:49
Hydrogen-powered drones have several advantages to lithium ion-powered ones, says Dr Enass Abo-Hamed.