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First wild white stork chick 'in centuries' hatches in UK

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 14:47
The chick is part of a programme to reintroduce breeding pairs of the birds in the south of England.

Coronavirus: 'We're in the experimental phase'

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 00:16
As lockdown is eased, we all become participants in a vast, very cautious observational experiment, experts say.

'Surge' in illegal bird of prey killings since lockdown

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 00:15
The RSPB says it has been "overrun" by reports of birds of prey being illegally killed.

Ozone layer: Concern grows over threat from replacement chemicals

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 14:08
Substances used for air conditioning in new cars are building up in the environment

Ancient Tap O' Noth hillfort in Aberdeenshire one of 'largest ever'

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 13:41
Archaeologists say up to 4,000 people may have lived in more than 800 huts perched high on the Tap O' Noth.

Coral bleaching: Scientists 'find way to make coral more heat-resistant'

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:51
Researchers say they have developed a lab-grown strain of microalgae which is more tolerant to heat.

Covid antibody test a 'positive development'

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:35
The test, now approved in the UK, can tell who has had Covid-19 - but gives no guarantee they are immune.

Methane observing firm eyes UK for key base

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:44
Canadian firm GHGSat, which carries out methane monitoring from space, looks to set up a UK hub.

Coronavirus puts spotlight on landmark year for nature

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 00:20
The pandemic could have an impact on conservation efforts for years to come, say conservation experts.

Coronavirus and Antarctica: 'Isolated within isolation'

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 23:24
Why the people on the only continent without a recorded case of coronavirus are in lockdown.

Coronavirus: Does lockdown easing 'follow the science'?

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 03:40
Why is England pressing ahead with plans to ease lockdown rules ahead of the rest of the UK?

Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial pollinators

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 23:26
Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.

MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 23:01
Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England. the government is warned.

India's carbon emissions fall for first time in four decades

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 06:02
The fall in the carbon dioxide emissions is not just due to the country's coronavirus lockdown.

Climate change: Study pours cold water on oil company net zero claims

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 00:06
Doubt is cast on claims fossil fuel companies are curbing their CO2 in line with net zero targets.

Longer overlap for modern humans and Neanderthals

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 16:27
Modern humans began to edge out the Neanderthals in Europe earlier than previously thought.

Coronavirus: Branson to sell Galactic stake to prop up Virgin

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 14:43
The billionaire hopes to raise $500m to support his businesses including Virgin Atlantic.

Coronavirus: Robot dog enforces social distancing in Singapore park

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:34
The four-legged robot carries a camera and speaker to play social distancing messages in Singapore.

HMS Beagle: Dock for Darwin's ship gets protected status

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 03:53
The submerged mud berth on the River Roach in Essex is recognised as a nationally important site.

Coronavirus: No 'single leap to freedom', minister warns

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 18:16
"Extreme caution" will be needed when the UK eases lockdown, Grant Shapps says as he announces transport measures.