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Mars: Vast amount of water may be locked up on planet

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 15:32
Experts suggest much of the water Mars once had is now locked up in minerals.

Green Brexit didn't happen, says environmental coalition

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 10:51
But the government says Brexit enables the UK to set its own rules to deliver better environmental outcomes.

Climate change: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 20:13
A jet fuel made from food waste has the potential to reduce emissions from flying, scientists say.

Should the hurricane season begin earlier?

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 17:49
Significant storms have been forming earlier than usual in recent years.

Turning plastic bags into clothes for sustainable fashion

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 16:09
Scientists have turned polythene into fabrics in a move they say can make fashion more sustainable.

Texas beekeeper viral videos saving bee hives

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 00:03
Beekeeper Erika Thompson says the video, viewed over a million times, was "just a normal Tuesday".

Photos from Australia: Capturing 'flash rips' and 'the edge of the world'

Sun, 03/14/2021 - 22:13
Dene Bingham photographs dangerous seas and wild places from a remote coast in Western Australia.

Climate change: 'Forever plant' seagrass faces uncertain future

Sat, 03/13/2021 - 11:45
A seagrass that's one of the world's most powerful weapons against climate change is under threat from warming waters.

Scientists unlock mysteries of world's oldest 'computer'

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 17:59
The 2,000-year-old mechanism has baffled experts since it was discovered on a shipwreck in 1901.

Etna: Life beneath the volcanic dust of repeated eruptions

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 06:32
Three weeks of spectacular blasts have amazed onlookers - but caused untold damage for Sicilians.

Brown stink bug among 'future threats' to gardens

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 00:10
Gardeners are being urged to be on alert for the stink bug and other pests predicted to arrive in the UK.

Cumbria coal mine: 'Increased controversy' prompts public inquiry

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 23:00
Ministers were warned the proposal is damaging the UK's reputation ahead of a major climate summit.

Climate change: 'Default effect' sees massive green energy switch

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 16:22
When suppliers make green energy the default choice, consumers stick with it even if it's costly.

Kathleen Folbigg: Could science free Australian jailed for killing babies?

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 16:03
Kathleen Folbigg has been called Australia's worst female murderer - now scientists doubt her guilt.

Hundreds of sewage leaks detected thanks to AI

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 10:00
Software originally used to diagnose genetic disorders can detect sewage spills, experts say.

Covid fallout 'undermining nature conservation efforts'

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 08:03
The pandemic is taking a "severe toll" on conservation efforts, says a study published by the IUCN.

Japan's triple disaster 10 years on: The day ‘tomorrow didn’t come’

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 00:28
Ten years on from Japan’s triple disaster, a survivor remembers the day his entire family disappeared.

Covid: The man with 'super antibodies'

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 00:01
John Hollis has antibodies that can kill the virus and variants but the discovery was nearly missed.

UK environmental protections 'being flouted'

Wed, 03/10/2021 - 21:46
Campaigners say UK government protections on the environment are already being flouted.

Fukushima disaster: What happened at the nuclear plant?

Wed, 03/10/2021 - 10:03
A tsunami struck the Japanese plant in 2011, leading to the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.