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Whale washes up in Donegal estuary

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 03:40
The whale was discovered where the river Leannan and Lough Swilly converge.

Climate change: Heatwave made up to 3C hotter by warming

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 03:01
The heatwave that hit Europe last week was made more probable and more intense by human activities, say scientists.

Could e-taxis help clean up London's air?

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 23:11
Some drivers say there is not enough charging points to charge the vehicles.

Bid to better protect Scotland's 'Dinosaur Isle'

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 16:43
There are fears that Skye's fossils of creatures from more than 165 million years ago are threatened by irresponsible collectors.

Climate change: July 'marginally' warmest month on record

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 15:55
Preliminary figures suggest last month's global temperatures equalled or narrowly beat the previous record.

Milky Way galaxy is warped and twisted, not flat

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:26
New research shows our galaxy, the Milky Way, is twisted and warped - not flat as previously thought.

North Atlantic right whales in crisis - and the people risking lives to save them

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:11
Once hunted to near extinction, North Atlantic right whales are now facing new human threats.

AI system 'should be recognised as inventor'

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 05:20
Two patent filings seek to set a precedent by naming an AI as their inventor.

Taking Nasa's space buggies for a spin

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 16:04
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly takes a ride in some of Nasa's latest vehicles.

Bloodhound Diary: All roads lead to South Africa

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 07:34
The British-based land speed record team is heading to Northern Cape to conduct high-speed trials.

Climate change: UK's 10 warmest years all occurred since 2002

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 17:38
The patterns of warm and cold years in Britain are a clear signal of climate change, say scientists.

Northern white rhino hope after artificial insemination birth

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 14:02
A southern white rhino has given birth after artificial insemination, raising hopes for the northern white rhino population.

Whale 'swallows' sea lion: 'It was a once-in-a-lifetime event'

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 06:45
Wildlife photographer Chase Dekker took the photos while whale watching in California.

Ghana 'exports rosewood timber illegally to China'

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 04:52
Corrupt officials are forging documents to allow the wood to leave the country, environmentalists say.

Spanish slugs: Moscow alarm over giant invasive pests

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 02:53
Voracious Arion vulgaris slugs have spread across Europe from Spain and are major pests.

Genetic testing: What secrets could it reveal about you?

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 15:01
Genome sequencing projects around the world are revealing promising new health insights.

Greta Thunberg to sail Atlantic for climate conferences

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:53
Malizia II, a high-speed yacht built to race around the world, will take the teen activist to the US.

UK heatwave: Met Office confirms record temperature in Cambridge

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:28
Thursday's 38.7C in Cambridge is the hottest day ever recorded in the UK, the Met Office says.

Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 08:31
More than 350 million trees have been planted in a single day to tackle deforestation, officials say.

Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe's hospitals

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 07:11
Scientists are "extremely concerned" by a bacterium resistant to antibiotics of last resort.