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Climate change: Johnson meeting US envoy Kerry for talks

1 hour 32 min ago
The meeting in London comes ahead of crucial international summits later this year.

Somerset starlings stop man's car in 'impressive' display

9 hours 25 sec ago
Ecologist Jamie Kingscott took a photograph of thousands of starlings as they surrounded his car.

Could lab-grown meat help tackle climate change?

15 hours 41 min ago
Last year Singapore approved the sale of 'chicken' grown in a lab. What is it exactly - and could it be better for the planet?

Whitehaven coal mine firm seeks judicial review of council U-turn

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 12:07
West Cumbria Mining says Cumbria County Council's latest decision "cannot be justified".

World's oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:51
Wisdom is believed to have had more than 30 chicks in her life so far, and several partners.

National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:02
The map will help to plan interventions such as tree planting and peat bog restoration.

Covid and bird flu: The other lockdown putting livelihoods at risk

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:09
Dealing with a Covid lockdown is tough - now poultry farmers face a second viral challenge.

International Women's Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:15
These three artists turn complex research into easy to digest information to help fight coronavirus.

Government has no climate change plan - MPs

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 01:09
Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.

The Himalayan hazards nobody is monitoring

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:59
Retreating Himalayan glaciers can become hazardous but such dangers are not being monitored, experts say.

Facebook rainforest ads: Inquiry ordered into Amazon land sales

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:01
A Supreme Court judge in Brazil orders an investigation following the BBC's report into the trade.

Lab-grown wood could be future of furniture

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 17:59
American scientists are working on a plan to "grow" wood in a laboratory without sunlight or soil.

Food waste: Amount thrown away totals 900 million tonnes

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:14
Every year, 23 million truckloads of food go straight into the waste bin, according to the UN.

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.