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Nature's emergency: Where we are in five graphics

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 16:06
Water, air pollution and deforestation are pushing the natural world to the brink.

Why is the US so bad at recycling?

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 16:03
Recycling has become so expensive that some cities have suspended their programmes.

Nasa instrument heads to space station to map CO2

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:56
Nasa sends an instrument to the International Space Station to track carbon dioxide on Earth.

Connecting my bird box camera to the web

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:27
Lucy the blue tit is being live-streamed on YouTube after her bird box was connected to the web.

Leuser rainforest: Are palm oil farmers shooting orangutans?

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:05
Deforestation caused by palm oil cultivation is pushing orangutans closer to farmers who see them as pests.

Meet the scientists studying seal poo

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:01
Scientists in the Antarctic are monitoring seal poo to keep track of what's happening in the environment.

Extinction Rebellion told prison is not a 'yoga retreat'

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:18
The climate change group deletes advice saying "most prison officers are black and wish you no harm".

The teenagers saving Madagascar's forest

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 21:10
Warnings about the future of the country's wildlife has led young locals to learn new skills to farm sustainably.

Biodiversity heroes: The teenagers saving Madagascar's wildlife

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 21:08
This quiet, teen revolution could pave the way to Madagascar's sustainable future.

Could high-flying drones power your home one day?

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:29
How kites and drones could generate electricity to supplement conventional wind turbines.

Gravitational waves hunt now in overdrive

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 07:17
The LIGO-VIRGO instruments tasked with detecting gravitational waves triggered five times in April.

Climate change: UK 'can cut emissions to nearly zero' by 2050

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 16:46
It could be done at no added cost from previous estimates, and reduce GDP by just 1-2%, a report says.

UK Parliament declares climate change emergency

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:49
The Welsh and Scottish governments have also declared an emergency - along with dozens of towns and cities.

Denisovans: Primitive humans lived at high altitudes

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:22
Scientists find evidence an ancient human species called a Denisovan lived at high altitudes in Tibet.

Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 06:33
High Court judges rule in favour of the government's decision to approve airport expansion plans.

Scientists find cocaine in shrimps in Suffolk rivers

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 04:44
Researchers collected samples from rivers in Suffolk and found the drug when testing for chemicals.

Some common concerns about electric cars explained.

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:04
Four common concerns about electric cars explained.

Leuser rainforest: The elephant men of Bener Meriah

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:47
A group of locals are the only thing preventing human-elephant conflict in a deforested area of Indonesian rainforest.

Leuser rainforest: Baby orangutans rescued from Indonesia's pet trade

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:46
As Indonesian orangutans come into closer contact with humans, they are at increasing risk of capture.

Extinction Rebellion: Activists say meeting with Michael Gove 'disappointing'

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:15
Extinction Rebellion says the environment secretary refused declare a climate emergency.