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Would you buy a home made from poo?

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:34
Dried sewage from Europe's largest treatment works in east London is being turned into house bricks.

Hormone 'can reduce some women's chances of miscarriage'

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:01
Giving progesterone could to some women with early bleeding could save babies' lives, research suggests.

How to reduce your carbon footprint when you fly

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:08
Aviation contributes to climate change, but there are ways to reduce your flight's impact on the planet.

Proposal to spend 25% of EU budget on climate change

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:25
Eight countries propose the strategy - but nations such as Germany oppose strengthening commitments.

Cambridge science history museum reopens after renovation

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 05:17
The Whipple Museum contains 10,000 scientific instruments with many dating from the 17th Century.

Festivals claim the description 'festival tent' implies they're single-use

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 17:20
Organisers of more than 60 festivals say calling them 'festival tents' just encourages people to leave them behind.

UK drones map Chernobyl's 'Red Forest'

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:11
British scientists undertake a new aerial survey of one of the most radioactive locations on Earth.

Pilot Dave Mackay on becoming the first Scot in space

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:29
In February Dave Mackay guided Virgin Galactic's space craft to almost 56 miles (90km) above earth.

US climate objections sink Arctic Council accord in Finland

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 07:15
There is no joint declaration by Arctic nations as the US criticises climate change wording.

Small tyrannosaur 'was cousin of T. rex'

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 05:50
A 92-million-year-old dinosaur provides evolutionary insights on the evolution of the tyrannosaurs.

How fireflies inspired energy-efficient lights

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 02:57
Studying fireflies helped scientists increase light extraction in LEDs by more than 50%

British bluebells 'have advantage over Spanish bluebells'

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:08
There had been fears the plant could go extinct, after a Spanish variety escaped into the wild.

Trophy hunting: Gove 'cautious' over ban on imports

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:28
The environment secretary said wildlife charities had advised him to "be cautious".

Scientists' hope of growing rare oat seeds 50 years on

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:19
Scientists are aiming to revive traditional varieties of oat which could stand up better to disease.

Dollywood mannequin recycling tackles throwaway society

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 16:48
About 10,000 dummies and body parts are piled up at the creepy recycling centre.

Ash dieback: Killer tree disease set to cost UK £15bn

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:09
The tree disease will cost taxpayers a third more than the foot-and-mouth outbreak in cattle in 2001.

Five things we've learned from nature crisis study

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 06:30
The UN's global assessment of nature has some hard hitting lessons for the world.

Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 02:55
A compelling UN assessment shows the full picture of humanity's devastating impact on biodiversity and nature.

What does a biodiversity emergency mean for humans?

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 16:03
Hundreds of thousands of different species of animals and plants are thought to be facing extinction.

Nature loss: Report to show scale of 'silent crisis'

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 16:02
The world's most comprehensive - and damning - report on the state of nature is to be published in Paris.