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UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 14:33
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?

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 07:49
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

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 01:16
See how extreme weather has affected an crucial reservoir in California.

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

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 00:02
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.

Bitcoin energy use 'bigger than most countries'

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 00:22
Could the cryptocurrency's huge electricity consumption also sink it?

Aberdeen physicist behind first full-body MRI scanner dies

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 20:10
Prof John Mallard, formerly of Aberdeen University, was known for his pioneering work in medical imaging.