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Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks

7 hours 33 min ago
A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up.

Stratford vet tries to save orangutan shot 130 times

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 23:29
Paul Ramos was in Borneo to film the work being done to save the orangutan population.

Swapping traffic for a workout on Ethiopia's streets

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 23:06
Sunday 22 September is World Car Free Day - but in Ethiopia it happens once a month, in cities across the country.

Night in national park 'for every schoolchild'

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 12:15
Independent review suggests new ideas to "re-ignite" England's protected landscapes.

The photographer capturing mankind's impact on planet Earth

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 23:06
Photographer Edward Burtynsky explains his 40-year quest for striking images of our impact on the planet.

Climate strike: Protests in cities across the world

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:35
Millions of people join a global environmental strike led by schoolchildren.

Euclid space telescope to study 'dark Universe' makes progress

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 17:50
Europe's space mission to uncover the secrets of dark matter and dark energy reaches a key milestone.

Drillminister's new song Choke highlights air pollution

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:22
Speaking on BBC Victoria Derbyshire Drillminister called for the government to act faster with air pollution.

Post office team picked for Antarctic Port Lockroy base

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:31
The team will spend four months franking stamps on tourists' postcards and counting penguins.

Climate change: Offshore wind expands at record low price

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:27
The UK announces projects to power seven million homes with wind power - and no need for subsidy.

Climate protest student: 'I'm here to step up and say no more'

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 09:53
Student Gina Hale is one of the protesters taking part in the day of climate action.

SLS: Nasa's giant 'Moon rocket' takes shape

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 08:23
Nasa finishes assembling the main structural components for its largest rocket since the Apollo-era Saturn V.

Award for man who stopped a mega-dam and saved Borneo's rainforest

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 03:45
Peter Kallang has been awarded a top environmental prize for a successful campaign to stop a mega-dam being built in Borneo.

Cut air pollution to fight climate change - UN

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:28
The global effort to tackle emissions will be debated at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

Climate change: Arctic expedition to drift in sea-ice for a year

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:24
Germany will embed its Polarstern research ship in sea-ice for a year-long study of the climate.

Bird populations in US and Canada down 3bn in 50 years

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:06
Scientists conclude the major factor is habitat loss driven by human activity.

Denisovans: Face of long-lost human relative unveiled

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:13
The reconstructions offer the first glimpse of what the Denisovan looked like.

Fish waste-based alternative to plastic wins Dyson Award

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 15:51
MarinaTex is an alternative to the single-use plastics such as those used in sandwich packets.

Climate change: Rugby World Cup highlights injustice

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:08
Pacific nations bearing brunt of climate inaction by Australia, US and hosts Japan says Christian Aid study.

Indonesia haze: What it's like breathing in Asia's hazardous smoke

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 23:09
Authorities have tried to clamp down on the fires causing the annual haze - so why is it still happening?