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Sir David Attenborough warns world leaders over extinction crisis

7 hours 37 min ago
The naturalist uses a UN event to call on world leaders to do more to protect nature.

Maple trees offer most protection from harmful UV

14 hours 1 min ago
A species of maple tree gives the best protection from damaging sunlight, a study suggests.

Boris Johnson promises to protect 30% of UK's land by 2030

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 23:01
Countries must act now to reverse biodiversity loss, Boris Johnson will tell a UN event later.

Brain-eating microbe: US city warned over water supply

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 05:07
People in Lake Jackson, Texas, are urged to take precautionary measures amid contamination concerns.

Photography award winners show the fragility and beauty of mangrove forests

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 23:42
The Mangrove Photography Award winners show the beauty and fragility of the unique ecosystems.

Tasmania pilot whales: Rescuers release 108 surviving animals

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 09:43
Efforts now turn to the disposal of some 350 whale carcasses after Australia's worst ever stranding.

Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 00:06
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

What's in Boris Johnson's climate in tray?

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 00:06
The PM promises he won't be caught "lagging" on green polices.

'My yacht was attacked by killer whales'

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 23:40
A skipper from Scotland has been telling how an orca pod attacked his yacht in the seas off north west Spain.

Sir David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's Instagram record

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:03
The broadcaster gains a million followers within five hours of joining the platform.

Missing golden eagle's tag 'wrapped in lead and dumped' in river

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:32
The satellite tag from a bid of prey that disappeared six years ago was found by a walker in Perthshire.

California wildfire trend 'driven by climate'

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 23:36
Global warming is behind the scale and impact of recent wildfires in the western US, scientists say.

Teaching offshore robots to speak our language

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 23:31
New technology has been unveiled which allows humans to ask robots questions and understand their actions.

How lockdown birds sang to a different tune

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 19:34
It's official, bird song did sound different during lockdown, according to a scientific study.

UK can be 'Saudi Arabia of wind power' - PM

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:16
The UK prime minister says the UK holds extraordinary potential for wind power.

Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:06
A Cuvier's beaked whale stays under water for almost four hours, leaving scientists puzzled.

Ministers 'seek alternatives' for UK sat-nav

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:48
The government says it is after all ideas for a sovereign satellite-navigation system post-Brexit.

Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram to warn 'the world is in trouble'

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:51
The broadcaster gained more than 200,000 followers within an hour of posting his first video.

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 09:51
The 54-year-old construction worker ate a bag-and-a-half of black liquorice every day, doctors say.

Low tax on heating is bad for climate, report says

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:12
The rich benefit most from a de facto subsidy for home heating, a report says.