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

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:24
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 - 05:45
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 - 03:09
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 - 10:24
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 - 07:35
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 - 06:41
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 - 05:55
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 - 16:16
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 - 16:10
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 - 15:44
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 - 22:30
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 - 06:48
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 - 00:32
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 - 15:51
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 - 15:01
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 - 06:25
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 - 04:00
Helsinki-based Iceye showcases high-resolution radar images from its growing satellite constellation.

Climate change food calculator: What's your diet's carbon footprint?

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 22:34
Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink.

Carlton Marshes expansion 'could protect homes from flooding'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 16:28
A £5m expansion of Suffolk's Carlton Marshes could reduce the impact of surge tides, say its owners.

Climate change: Marine heatwaves kill coral instantly

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:01
Marine heat waves, associated with climate change, cause the rapid death of corals, research reveals.