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Climate change: 'Trump effect' threatens Paris pact

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:01
President Trump's actions are restricting global efforts to cut carbon, a study suggests.

The country where being a climate activist is a lonely job

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 16:06
Almost 80% of Poland's electricity is generated by coal. Patryk Bialas says it's time that changed.

Is Chile's plastic bag ban a rubbish idea?

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 18:56
Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.

Woman takes in grey squirrel found injured in Somerset

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 17:08
The squirrel, named Horatio, was acting "really confused" when found by the side of the road.

Climate change

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 16:14
As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.

Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May's 'naive' deal

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:12
Sam Gyimah says the row over the EU's Galileo system shows how the UK will be "hammered" in any deal.

Nation's botanical treasure troves 'under huge threat'

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 18:31
The UK's herbaria are great scientific collections that must be safeguarded for the future, say scientists.

TEDWomen: Vibrations offer new way to track elephants

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:24
A technique used to study earthquakes have been adapted to track elephants in the wild.

Climate change: How slag can remove CO2 from the air

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:02
Scientists in Wales are looking at how slag heaps can be used to remove CO2 from the air in the fight against climate change.

New Zealand whales: Why are so many getting stranded?

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:31
Illness, warmer waters and the fact that pilot whales travel in sociable groups could all play a role.

The two Swedish mums who want people to give up flying for a year

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:15
Two climate-conscious Swedish mums have launched a campaign urging people not to fly in 2019.

Australian students in mass climate protest

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 01:03
Thousands skip school to urge action on climate change, despite criticism from PM Scott Morrison.

Whales stranded in New Zealand: Another 50 pilot whales die

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:18
The mass stranding on Chatham Island means more than 200 whales have died off NZ in the past week.

Berta Cáceres: Seven convicted of murdering anti-dam activist

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:09
A Honduran court finds seven men guilty of killing renowned environmental campaigner Berta Cáceres.

Extinction crisis: Five things you should know

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:55
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.

Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 16:36
UK researchers develop an early warning system to prevent crops in Africa being devastated.

'Miss Environment': The 11-year-old girl 'saving Lagos'

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 16:06
Misimi Isimi is an 11-year-old environmentalist on a mission to clean up Lagos.

Carmichael project: Visiting Australia's controversial Adani mine

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:04
The BBC's Vineet Khare visited the controversial Carmichael project by Indian energy giant Adani.

Climate change: Can 12 billion tonnes of carbon be sucked from the air?

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:00
Is it remotely feasible to remove 12 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air?

Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 02:01
Twenty of the warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, say the World Meteorological Organization.