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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.

'Jet in a box' powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 04:18
Engineers succeed in automating science experiments at the UK's Halley research station.

Rhino release: Epic journey to freedom in Rwanda

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 03:27
Five zoo-born eastern black rhinos have been transported from Europe to Africa.

Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:04
The miniaturised timepiece will be used to overhaul deep-space navigation if it proves its worth.

Rhino release: Endangered animals despatched to Rwanda

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 21:21
Five Critically Endangered rhinos from European zoos are flown to Rwanda to be released into the wild.

Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 02:24
Lax security at a Nasa lab let a hacker lurk on the agency's network for almost a year, says report.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 00:29
Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.

CO2 and how it links manure and fizzy drinks

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 15:45
Roger Harrabin looks at how manure could help to deal with CO2.

Turning carbon dioxide into cash

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 15:07
Scientists say carbon dioxide can be used to benefit humanity instead of overheating the planet.

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.