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Greta Thunberg: The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:03
Greta Thunberg spoke to the BBC in September, but since then she's become a global phenomenon.

Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:07
The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.

Nasa's InSight mission: Mars 'mole' put on planet's surface

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:38
The US space agency's InSight mission positions the second of its surface instruments on Mars.

New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 03:24
The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.

Giant pangolins: Study by Chester Zoo to protect mammals

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:08
Conservationists from Chester zoo are conducting the first ever study of the animals, in Uganda.

Pangolins: Rare insight into world's most trafficked mammal

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:45
Scientists release rare footage of the secretive giant pangolin to highlight the scaly mammal's plight.

Dirty secret

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:21
One small town has become a dumping ground for the world's waste and it's causing a stink.

Kings of the jungle on top in photo award

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:19
The winning pictures in this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award.

'We saved our town from your plastic rubbish'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:15
When a Malaysian town was inundated with foreign plastic waste, a group of villagers decided to fight back.

Green New Deal : Can this plan pushed by some Democrats really work?

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:01
A radical plan to tackle climate change pushed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may now come to the Senate for a vote.

China and India help make planet leafier

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:22
There are now more than 2 million sq miles of extra leaf area per year, compared with the early 2000s.

What happens when you take a genealogy test

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:15
Two BBC journalists succumbed to the trend and took at-home genealogy tests. This is what they found.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: GPS pioneers lauded

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 07:00
Four Americans are celebrated for their roles in developing the sat-nav Global Positioning System.

Environment in multiple crises - report

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:07
Policymakers are not grasping the seriousness of what we’re doing to the planet, a think-tank warns.

Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:46
The mapping organisation's craft will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to use.

Dogs' becoming major threat' to wildlife

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:22
Feral and free-ranging dogs are the third worst human-introduced predators, posing a major threat to wildlife.

Why polar bears are invading human settlements

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:49
Why is a part of Russia in a state of emergency over polar bears?

Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:59
Houseflies and cockroaches will thrive as bees, butterflies and beetles decline, says a new analysis.

Endurance: Search for Shackleton's lost ship begins

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:25
Scientists hope to discover one of the most famous ships in Antarctic exploration history this week.

'Orange water'

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 17:26
Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.