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Climate change: Antarctic Peninsula 'can still avoid irreversible change'

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:51
A panel of Antarctic experts stresses the importance of keeping global temperature rise below 1.5C.

Climate change: Heatwave made 'at least' five times more likely by warming

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:49
The record heat experienced across Europe last week was made much more likely by rising temperatures say researchers.

Japan whaling: Why commercial hunts have resumed despite outcry

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 17:43
A fleet left to hunt whales for meat in Japanese waters on 1 July, ending a three-decade halt.

'Football pitch' of Amazon forest lost every minute

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 15:02
Satellite images show a sharp increase in clearances of trees in the first half of this year.

Night King: Australia bee fly named after Game of Thrones villain

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 03:40
A new species of bee fly discovered in Western Australia is named after the Game of Thrones villain.

Glastonbury: Sir David Attenborough hails plastic ban

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 06:28
The naturalist takes to the Pyramid Stage to thank festival-goers shortly before Kylie Minogue's performance.

Europe heatwave: Why are temperatures on the continent soaring?

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 05:07
As the continent bakes in sweltering temperatures, experts explain what's happening - and why now.

Dragonfly: Drone helicopter to fly on Saturn's moon, Titan

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 02:17
Nasa will fly a $1bn drone helicopter on Saturn's moon, Titan, in the 2030s.

Revealed: The secret life of the spittlebug

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 19:27
Citizen scientists have provided a wealth of new data on an insect that makes blobs of spittle on plants.

'Destroyed' Trump golf course dunes to lose special status

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 15:53
The sand dunes where Donald Trump built his golf resort are to lose their special environmental status.

How China is trying to stop its deserts spreading

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 15:00
The deserts in China are constantly spreading due to human activities.

UN climate talks: Delegates back IPCC report without targets

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:43
Delegates agree a "compromise" on a key report but some say it's a surrender to fossil fuel producers.

Attempts to 'erase the science' at UN climate talks

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 03:10
Delegates are concerned that some countries are trying to minimise a key scientific report about climate change

Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 21:06
Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are urged to make a pledge to put scientific research at the heart of their economic policy.

Bats benefit from protected farmland hedgerows

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:29
Leaving hedgerows untouched offers an important lifeline for night-time biodiversity, such as insect-eating bats, a study says.

Greenland Ice Sheet: 'More than 50 hidden lakes' detected

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 03:38
Only a handful of liquid water lakes had previously been detected under the kilometres-thick ice sheet.

US meteorologists worried over 5G roll-out

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 03:31
Weather forecasters think parts of the 5G network could interfere with meteorology communications.

Should beavers be brought back across England?

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 01:13
Beavers were first reintroduced to Scotland in 2009 and a further trial is taking place in England until next year.

'Triple whammy' threatens UN action on climate change

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 22:32
Efforts by Saudi Arabia, the EU and Japan are seen as part of a backlash against UN climate action.

Canada's longest space mission comes to an end

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:04
Astronaut David Saint-Jacques spent 204 days in space alongside crew mates from Russia and the US.