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Big Butterfly Count: Which common UK species to look for

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 05:45
The public is being urged to spend 15 minutes in a sunny spot for the world's biggest butterfly survey.

Cigarette butts in soil hamper plant growth, study suggests

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 04:17
A study suggests the butts make up the most pervasive form of plastic pollution on the planet.

Bioluminescent plankton hunters capture 'magical' glow

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:12
Photographers and nature lovers capture the natural phenomenon that lights up the sea.

Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:07
The motor industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of innovative ways.

Apollo 11: Few indoor loos, but there was a man on the Moon

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:06
Fifty years ago, James Burke was one of the presenters leading the BBC's live coverage of the Moon landing.

Apollo 11: 'I helped the world watch Moon landing'

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:06
About 600 million were watching in 1969 - thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:53
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).

Israel mosque find: Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old ruins in desert

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:03
Researchers say the mosque, dating from the 7th or 8th century, would be a rare find anywhere.

Russia's Sirius Moon project leaves crew hungry for steak

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 06:31
Four Russians and two Nasa engineers emerge from four months in a Moscow "spacecraft".

Huge sand dune designed to prevent major gas terminal falling into sea

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 06:09
In a UK first, a 7m high barrier of sand is being created to help stop the coastline from crumbling.

Vast sand scheme to protect Norfolk coast

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 06:02
Nearly two million cubic metres of sand is being shifted to a stretch of the Norfolk coast to protect it from the sea.

Red List: Extinction threat to overlooked species

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:02
Fish, snails and fungi join a list of threatened species, as conservationists say small, slimy species have been overlooked.

Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 00:23
A European lobby group says the range of electric car models available to consumers is getting better.

Johnson and Hunt told no-deal Brexit 'threat to research'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:33
The Royal Society tells the Tory leadership candidates the UK collaborates more with the EU than the US.

Should I offset my summer holiday flights?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:14
As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?

Sounding alert about vanishing US coastlines

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:55
A new photography book captures the environmental threat to America's coastal region.

Dolphin megapod spotted off California coast swimming alongside boat

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:25
Onlookers watched as a huge pod of dolphins - known as a super- or megapod - swam alongside them.

Muslim Conservatives on Islamophobia criticism

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 07:44
They warn the party must become proactive in tackling the issue at grassroots level.

Chennai, the city where drought is visible from space

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:36
Chennai is India's sixth largest city, but its residents are relying on trucks and trains to bring them water.

Apollo 11: Partial lunar eclipse on 50th anniversary

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:52
The Moon appears red on the day of the 50th anniversary of the historic space flight.