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Brunt Ice Shelf: Big iceberg calves near UK Antarctic base

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:22
An ice block approaching the size of London splits from the White Continent, close to Halley station.

Climate change: Carbon emission promises 'put Earth on red alert'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:22
Nations' current carbon-cutting plans will not keep global temperature rise below 1.5C, the UN says.

Why Greenpeace is dropping huge boulders into the sea

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:47
Fishing community leaders say Greenpeace's action is dangerous and illegal.

National Trust to plant blossom trees around UK

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:15
The National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees at different sites around the UK.

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:04
Protected land reserved for Brazil's indigenous communities is being traded on the social network.

AI conquers challenge of 1980s platform games

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:00
A computer program that can solve 1980s exploration games could help improve robot intelligence.

Mary Anning: Fossil hunter celebrated with Jurassic 50p coins

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:03
The 19th Century fossil hunter's achievements were often overlooked during her own lifetime.

How 30,000 elephant 'selfies' will help in conservation

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 00:53
Researchers are developing new technology to help reduce human-elephant conflicts.

Rare bird: 'Half-male, half-female' cardinal snapped in Pennsylvania

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:32
Jamie Hill said taking the stunning photos of the northern cardinal was "once in a lifetime".

Most pheasants sold for food 'contain lead shot'

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:58
Scientists say a pledge by shooting groups to phase out lead shot has had no detectable effect.

Walker Swamp: The mission to restore an Australian wetland

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:06
Walker Swamp had been destroyed by 150 years of farming - now it is replenished and welcoming life.

Budget 2021: Chancellor must 'make finance green', say campaigners

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:01
Campaigners call for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to make system changes including a carbon emissions tax.

Australia: Oldest rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 04:32
Scientists determined the painting's age by examining ancient wasp nests around the artwork.

Extinction: Freshwater fish in 'catastrophic' decline

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 00:25
Numbers are plunging due to pollution, unsustainable fishing and the draining of rivers.

Hayley Arceneaux: Cancer survivor joins first all-civilian space mission

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 21:39
The SpaceX mission will make Hayley Arceneaux the first person with a prosthesis to visit space.

Nasa promises Perseverance Mars rover landing video

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 16:10
The US space agency has movies its Perseverance robot shot in the approach to last week's touchdown.

Are streaming algorithms really damaging film?

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 23:44
Director Martin Scorsese says streaming algorithms demean cinema and treat viewers as consumers.

Mars landing: Photo shows Perseverance rover during landing

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 19:08
Nasa releases an astonishing image of its new Mars robot taken just moments before touchdown.

Yungblud 'honoured' to have David Bowie cover played on Mars

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 15:55
NASA told the singer they would play his cover of David Bowie's Life On Mars as they landed

Mars landing: Excitement builds over new images from Nasa Perseverance rover

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 10:51
The rover touched down successfully on Thursday in Mars' Jezero Crater.