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Great Barrier Reef: Warmer seas 'turning turtles female'

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:30
Green sea turtles' gender is temperature dependent and warmer seas are turning too many of them female, a study has found.

Pollution hotspots revealed: Check your area

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:01
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

End signalled for European Ariane 5 rocket

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:57
A final batch order is raised for the Ariane 5 - the workhorse European rocket of the last 20 years.

Paraguay lagoon sees giant lily pads return

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:37
Tourists are flocking to see the giant water lilies, which locals had thought were extinct.

ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:22
Norishige Kanai says he is worried he will not be able fit in his Soyuz seat for the return to Earth.

Marine wildlife charities' worries over management plan

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 06:56
Almost a decade in the making, it sets out how seas should be used and protected in the next 20 years.

BBC's Antiques Roadshow to review ivory objects policy

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:57
BBC to review policy of allowing ivory items on the show amid criticism from a wildlife campaigner.

El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 20:19
Scientists show how the floating fronts of Antarctic glaciers respond to events in the tropical Pacific.

Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:05
Fires, hurricanes and other weather and climate disasters last year cost the US around $306bn in losses.

Puppy dog eyes influence dog choice

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:56
The frequency a dog raises it's 'inner eyebrow' influences how quickly it finds a new home

Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 06:04
'Ribbon of woodland' will be planted, but critics say other projects are destroying ancient forests.

'Pioneer' astronaut John Young dies

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 01:51
US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said.

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 19:51
He was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes.

Florida iguanas falling from trees

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:59
Plummeting temperatures in the US are playing havoc with the reptiles.

Trial of laser beams to scare sea eagles from lambs

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:12
The beams will be shone on a hillside to see if they scare the birds away from sheep flocks.

Braer: The huge oil spill that Shetland survived

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:33
On 5 January 1993 an oil tanker ran aground off Shetland spilling 85,000 tonnes of crude oil.

Cardiff University scientists' drugs test breakthrough

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:38
After 10 years, a team at Cardiff University helps identify a process to speed up drug development.

'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:09
The UK throws away 2.5 billion non-recyclable coffee cups every year, MPs say.

Coral reefs head for 'knock-out punch'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 21:10
Repeat bouts of warmer seawater are posing a significant challenge to the world's tropical corals.

Post-Brexit farming funding set out by Michael Gove

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:42
Farmers are to receive payments for "public goods", such as planting meadows, instead of subsidies.