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Lab-grown wood could be future of furniture

3 hours 57 min ago
American scientists are working on a plan to "grow" wood in a laboratory without sunlight or soil.

Food waste: Amount thrown away totals 900 million tonnes

6 hours 42 min ago
Every year, 23 million truckloads of food go straight into the waste bin, according to the UN.

UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court

7 hours 24 min ago
The UK is found guilty of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits.

Climate change: Will China take a 'great leap' to a greener economy?

14 hours 7 min ago
A new five-year plan may signal a switch from fossil fuels, but economic worries could limit change.

Then and now: A 'megadrought' in California

20 hours 40 min ago
See how extreme weather has affected an crucial reservoir in California.

Life discovered deep beneath an Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there'

21 hours 54 min ago
Researchers hoping to collect mud samples deep beneath an Antarctic ice sheet were amazed to discover small creatures living in the dark, freezing water.

Budget 2021: No 'green revolution' from Sunak

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 17:01
Green measures such as a change to the Bank of England's remit do not go far enough, critics say.

'UK first' nuclear fusion plan for Nottinghamshire power station

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:21
A Nottinghamshire power station is put forward as a possible site for a prototype reactor.

Mars: Nasa's Perseverance rover sends stunning images

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:17
Amazing images as Nasa's Perseverance rover lands on Mars and seeks signs of past microbial life.

DR Congo's Virunga National Park: The deadly job of protecting gorillas

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:14
In the past year, more than 20 rangers have been killed defending Africa's oldest national park.

The 'LitterCam' that's watching you

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:03
AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish with their car's number plate and issue an automatic fine .

Glow-in-the-dark sharks found off New Zealand coast

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 22:17
The sharks live in deep waters and are thought to use light as a form of camouflage.

Human origins: 'Little Foot' fossil's big journey out of Africa

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 08:00
How the priceless skull of an ancient ancestor was brought to the UK from South Africa for study.

Documenting emperor penguins in Antarctica

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:09
Stefan Christmann spent almost 15 months in Antarctica alongside 10,000 emperor penguins.

Biden urged to back AI weapons to counter China and Russia threats

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 17:54
A long-awaited report says the US president should ignore calls for a ban on autonomous weapons.

Radar images capture new Antarctic mega-iceberg

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 13:37
Spacecraft that can see through cloud get their first good look at the frozen block known as A74.

UK meteor spotted above Midsomer Norton and Bath

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:11
Social media users reported seeing a 'flash' with a 'tail of orange light' in the night sky.

Letter demands action over 'UK nature in freefall'

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 08:56
Wildlife experts urge the Prime Minister to step up action on the loss of species in the UK.

Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 06:04
Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.

Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial chariot discovery

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 20:37
The ornate discovery was used during festivities and parades almost 2,000 years ago, experts say.