BBC News - Science & Environment
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As pub chain Wetherspoons phases out plastic straws for waste reasons, is it time we scrapped them?
The world's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered ones.
Australia is to be a launch partner on the UK's innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR.
US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.
Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, satellite data shows.
Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.
The country is one of the world's only developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.
Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.
Judges has to choose between 3,800 entries from all over the world.
Some flies see six times faster than us, catching prey in mid-air in less than a second.
Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.
The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.
A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.
The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit
The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.
DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.
The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.