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The women fighting for Lapland

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 15:26
As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland's indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever.

How recyclable is your food shop?

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:20
Research suggests almost half of packaging used by major UK supermarkets can't be easily recycled.

'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:31
A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction

British orchids thriving in Dunstable Downs 'sunken trails'

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:58
Eight species of British orchid are flourishing on historical sheep-driving pathways.

The chart that defines our warming world

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:03
Communicating what's meant by climate change in one simple, easy to understand visualisation.

Clean electricity overtaking fossil fuels in Britain

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:56
Britain is obtaining more of its power from zero-carbon sources than from fossil fuels.

'I want to be a guinea pig to help others'

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:20
How one amputee is helping scientists improve the lives of other people who rely on prosthetic limbs.

Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:16
With zero emissions and water as a by-product, Tom Burridge was on board one of the test runs.

UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:09
How our life and work could be affected as Wales aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050.

European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:33
Europe will launch another probe to an icy dirtball, following the highly successful Rosetta mission.

Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:52
The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled over the last 40 years, scientists say.

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 20:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:11
From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:08
A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.

UK 'likely' to host critical climate conference next year

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:26
The UK is in pole position to host next year's key climate meeting after agreeing a partnership with main rival Italy.

Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:14
A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture.

Worm with eyes in head and bottom found off Shetland

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 07:31
Scientists found the new species during a survey of a marine protected area off Scotland.

'Boaty McBoatface' maps deep ocean water

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 03:52
The intrepid submarine has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.

Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:56
Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.

MPs call for end to 'throwaway clothes' era

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:47
A report by MPs urges the UK government to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions in the fashion supply chain.