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Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:32
An American explorer finds plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive.

Aeolus: Wind-mapping space laser is losing power

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 08:16
Europe's Aeolus spacecraft is gathering fantastic new data on global winds - but it's also got a problem.

Mariana Trench: Record-breaking journey to the bottom of the ocean

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:24
Victor Vescovo descended almost 11km in a submersible to the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean.

Faroe Islands 'close down' as tourists fly in to repair them

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 16:06
The Faroe Islands declared themselves shut down as foreign volunteers came to take part in sustainable tourism.

Apollo Moon landing: The 13 minutes that defined a century

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 15:35
The Apollo 11 landing: What did it take to pull off one of the greatest achievements in human history?

Political will to fight climate change is fading, warns UN chief

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:55
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges world leaders to follow science advice on climate change.

Stranded baby elephant rescued from lake

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 16:32
Officials in north-east India guided an elephant calf to safety, after it became separated from its mother.

Climate change 'may curb growth in UK flying'

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:40
The UK may need to review expansion of aviation to meet CO2 targets, the government admits.

How do you learn to drive on Mars?

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:56
Engineers are making sure their joint European-Russian rover will perform as expected on the Red Planet.

Israel probes Golan Heights mass vulture poisoning

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:55
The killings wipe out half the vulture population in the Israeli-occupied territory.

Endangered kakapo parrot gets pioneering brain surgery

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:09
The procedure is a world-first amid efforts to save the species, native to New Zealand.

Europe 'takes too much of Earth resources'

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:12
Europeans are emitting too much carbon and using too much food and timber, a report says.

Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:56
Blue Origins claims that the lunar lander will be able to take humans to the Moon's south pole by 2024.

Climate change: How frogs could vanish from ponds

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:13
Climate change is having an impact on British wildlife, say scientists mapping a deadly frog disease.

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth's climate

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:00
Researchers plan for new centre to explore refreezing the poles, sucking out CO2 and ocean greening.

The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:27
The Amazon is at risk from mining in French Guiana and it is the French Foreign Legion's job to protect it.

Autonomous boat makes oyster run

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 05:42
A shellfish consignment is carried across the busy North Sea by an Uncrewed Surface Vessel.

Climate change: Half world's biggest airlines don't offer carbon offsetting

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:54
Half the world's biggest airlines are not giving flyers the opportunity to offset the CO2 from their flights.

Southend burial site 'UK's answer to Tutankhamun'

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:47
An Anglo-Saxon royal whose tomb was found next to a road in 2003 may have finally been identified.

Climate change: England flood planners 'must prepare for worst'

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:00
At least £1bn a year needs to be spent on defences and some communities may have to move, a report warns.