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Mustard gas among toxic waste in Wales' old landfill sites

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 20:56
Environmental campaigners dub the 1,572 locations across Wales "ticking time bombs".

Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 15:19
The asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs gave birth to tropical rainforests, a study suggests.

USS Johnston: Sub dives to deepest-known shipwreck

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 09:15
A submersible has reached the USS Johnston, which lies 6.5km beneath the waves in the Pacific.

Seal Alliance asks walkers to give the animals space as lockdown eases

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 00:27
The Seal Alliance warns that getting too close to the animals can lead to their injury and death.

Garden centres 'failing to stop peat sales'

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 00:19
Just one of 20 retailers contacted by The Wildlife Trusts says it will remove peat from its shelves this year.

Then and now: Rising temperatures threaten corals

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 00:02
In a monthly feature, we explain how warming waters threaten the survival of a wonder of the seas.

Should airports be allowed to expand?

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 00:25
Climate change: Should aviation be allowed to expand?

How satellite images are helping one country hand out cash

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 23:41
Togo has found a new way to send emergency cash to people struggling in the pandemic.

Climate change: Net zero targets are 'pie in the sky'

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 23:31
Indian minister lashes out at plans to cut emissions dramatically over the next three decades.

COP26: Government has 'no plans' to delay climate summit

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 18:45
Downing Street sources reject reports the COP26 meeting in Glasgow will be postponed until next year.

Sewage discharged into rivers 400,000 times in 2020

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 13:29
Waterways in England had sewage discharged into them for three million hours

Skull of dinosaur called 'one who causes fear' found in Patagonia

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:53
The animal had horns and a large skull making it a fearsome predator around 85 million years ago.

Science cuts could see experts leave UK, warns Nobel laureate

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 11:53
Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse also says science is crucial for dealing with climate change.

A few frequent flyers 'dominate air travel'

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 23:46
A small minority of frequent flyers dominates air travel in countries with high aviation emissions.

Climate change: China absent from key UK meeting

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 23:46
Despite an official UK invite, China is not taking part in a key summit on climate and development.

Japan's cherry blossom 'earliest peak since 812'

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 11:24
The early peak is thought to be linked to climate change as spring temperatures rise.

Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 23:01
A glacier in western Uganda is disappearing, endangering the traditions of those who live nearby.

Long spaceflights and endurance swimming can 'shrink the heart'

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 17:02
Spaceflight and endurance swimming can both cause the heart to lose mass, say researchers.

Covid: Secret filming exposes contamination risk at test results lab

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 16:00
A BBC undercover reporter saw practices that could mean people receiving a wrong test result.

Climate change: Consumer pose 'growing threat' to tropical forests

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 15:29
Imports of coffee, cocoa and beef in rich countries cause the loss of almost four trees per person per year.

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