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Green developments 'could avoid planning red tape'

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 16:43
The Scottish government may remove the need to apply for planning permission for projects that tackle climate change.

David Attenborough: Save Sussex's magical kelp forests

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 16:13
Kelp forests are an important marine environment but are being destroyed by changing fishing methods.

The Displaced: Climate change in Vietnam 'destroying family life'

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 16:02
Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change - we meet the families on the front lines.

Amazon fires: The volunteer firefighters battling to save Brazil’s rainforest

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 16:01
They are on a mission to stop their stretch of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest from going up in flames.

Elon Musk upbeat on Starship test flights

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 05:54
The US entrepreneur says prototype flights of his Moon-Mars rocket system will begin in months.

Parisians fight climate change with a surprising weapon

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 13:53
An initiative in Paris is trying to persuade restaurants to turn food waste into compost.

Somerset human remains 'as old as Cheddar Man'

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:48
The remains, initially thought to be Roman, were mislaid soon after being found in the 1960s.

Microplastics: Premium teabags leak billions of particles - study

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 07:36
Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, research suggests.

Giant planet around tiny star 'should not exist'

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 05:39
The Jupiter-like world is unusually large compared with its host star, challenging existing theories.

Brazil environment: Vast oil spill hits dozens of beaches

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 03:25
At least six sea turtles have been found dead as officials investigate the source of the oil.

'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 02:01
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.

Chandrayaan-2: India Moon probe made 'hard landing', says Nasa

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 21:08
New pictures from a Nasa spacecraft show the targeted landing site of the Vikram rover.

Climate change: The girl inspired by Greta to help the planet

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 16:51
Anwen Whitehead is getting her family to make small changes, inspired by campaigner Greta Thunberg.

'Boaty McBoatface' research ship officially named after Sir David Attenborough

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 10:15
The UK's new polar research shop was nearly named Boaty McBoatface after an online poll.

Champagne smash for Sir David Attenborough polar ship

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 06:09
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate the introduction of the UK's new polar research vessel.

Climate emergency: 'Not much changed' in Scotland

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 22:38
A former SNP environment minister says 'not very much has changed' in Scotland on climate emergency.

Prehistoric babies fed animal milk in bottles

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 09:59
Prehistoric babies were bottle-fed with animal milk more than 3,000 years ago, according to new evidence.

Mont Blanc: Glacier in danger of collapse, experts warn

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 02:26
Global warming is blamed as a huge section of glacier on the Italian side looks set to break away.

Climate change: UN panel signals red alert on 'Blue Planet'

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 02:00
A top panel of scientists says the oceans and frozen regions are feeling the heat from rising temperatures as never before.

Greenbrier Valley floods: Confronting climate change in Trump's coal country

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 06:14
West Virginia, the heart of US coal country, is increasingly advocating for energy alternatives.