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Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 22:55
A smoky haze has blanketed the region, an annual phenomenon that affects millions of people.

Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 16:54
The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UK’s former chief scientist.

Is Jordan running out of water?

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 16:06
Jordan is one of the countries most affected by rising temperatures – and it’s predicted to get worse.

Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 16:13
They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures.

Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 08:58
It's the most powerful greenhouse gas you've never heard of, and levels in the atmosphere are soaring.

Research on postmen's testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:25
Fertility experts find that the left testicle is warmer, but only when a man has his clothes on.

Plastic packaging: How are supermarkets doing?

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:20
The UK needs to move away from all single-use packaging, say MPs. But have supermarkets got the message?

Big Butterfly Count: Fine weather boosts species in UK

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:40
Survey finds many common species of butterfly enjoyed a good summer this year.

'Cocktail of pollutants' found in dolphins in English Channel

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:18
One of Europe's largest dolphin populations needs special protection from marine pollution, say scientists.

Protesters suspended from a bridge in Houston

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:38
The group staged a protest from a bridge in Texas ahead of the Democratic debate.

Heathrow drone protest: Five arrested over planned disruption

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:19
The co-founder of activist group Extinction Rebellion is among those held in "pre-emptive" raids.

World 'losing battle against deforestation'

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 07:44
A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation and curbing dangerous carbon dioxide emissions has failed, according to a report.

Has another interstellar visitor been found?

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 07:14
An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that could have come from a distant star.

Water found for first time on 'potentially habitable' planet

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 06:36
Astronomers discover water in the atmosphere of a "habitable" planet orbiting a distant star.

Lovers of Modena skeletons holding hands were both men

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 04:39
The male skeletons, buried in Roman times, have been holding hands for around 1,500 years.

Farmers 'misunderstand' Wales rewilding project

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:04
Plans to restore ecosystems in the countryside will support landowners, its director says.

Australia bushfires are now 'hotter and more intense'

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:51
Scores of fires are raging across Australia's east coast, and the fire season has only just begun.

Deep sea habitats survey spots shipwreck off Orkney

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:00
The ship is believed to be a cargo vessel sunk by a submarine during World War Two.

Bloodhound Diary: Do the maths

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:06
The approaching high-speed trials will help validate the assumptions that went into building the world's fastest car.

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 08:14
Defence chiefs want a batch of small spacecraft able to see the Earth's surface in all weathers.