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COP26: Greta Thunberg believes Glasgow summit should be postponed

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 09:41
The climate campaigner is concerned about the impact of Covid on attendance at the Glasgow summit.

Ocean noise: Study to measure the oceans' 'year of quiet'

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 06:36
Marine scientists set out to study the 'year of the quiet ocean' following the pandemic.

Is Netflix's Seaspiracy film right about fishing damaging oceans?

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 23:19
Are the activities of the fishing industry destroying the world's oceans as a new film suggests?

Climate change: Electric trucks 'can compete with diesel ones'

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 20:12
Heavy goods vehicles powered by batteries can compete with diesel ones, say researchers.

Deep sea mining to help make electric vehicles

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:50
Many companies want to exploit deep sea minerals but campaigners warn it could damage fragile ecosystems.

Rare blood clots - what you need to know

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:07
We take a look at why these unusual clots happen and when they occur.

Secrets of gorilla communication laid bare

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 15:01
Scientists reveal how male gorillas tell others how big and strong they are by chest beating.

Study says bitcoin could derail China's climate change targets

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 04:45
Bitcoin emissions in China exceed the total emissions of the Czech Republic and Qatar, study says.

'Exciting' Stone Age discoveries in the Cairngorms

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:47
Rare clues to Mesolithic life in Scotland's mountains add to evidence previously found in Perthshire and Dumfries.

Extinction fears drive The Wildlife Trusts' re-wilding campaign

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 15:27
The Wildlife Trusts says it wants 30% of UK land and sea to be set aside for nature by 2030.

'Strong' evidence found for a new force of nature

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 15:15
Physicists may have just made a major breakthrough in our understanding of the Universe.

City drivers 'should think twice' before buying SUVs

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 23:01
The boss of the RAC Foundation says drivers in urban areas should consider which car is most appropriate.

Britain's electricity system 'greenest ever' over Easter

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 21:28
Sunny and windy weather led to a surge in renewable sources of energy, the operator says.

Leeds Bradford Airport development plan ruling delayed

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 20:05
The government is to take more time to examine a £150m scheme to redevelop Leeds Bradford Airport.

Bronze Age slab found in France is oldest 3D map in Europe

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:45
The Bronze Age engravings are a map of part of Brittany, north-west France, researchers believe.

Light pollution: How lockdown has darkened our skies

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 23:01
One impact of lockdown is that there has been a big reduction in light pollution in some areas.

Vitamin D: The truth about an alleged Covid ‘cover-up’

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 23:01
The vitamin is being studied - but why do some claim evidence is being ignored?

Companies back moratorium on deep sea mining

Sat, 04/03/2021 - 22:44
A long-running dispute over plans to start mining the ocean floor has suddenly flared up.

Wally the Walrus: Fears for safety as Tenby tourists get 'too close'

Sat, 04/03/2021 - 14:35
Conservationists urge Tenby tourists to enjoy the stray mammal's temporary visit "from a distance".

World’s largest ocean monitoring system BRUVS launched

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 23:02
Marine scientist Professor Jessica Meeuwig on her hopes for a new ocean monitoring system.