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Thousands of homes destroyed as Iran braces for more floods

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 04:45
Deadly flash floods in Iran kill dozens, and cause destruction across the country.

Antarctic: No role for climate in Halley iceberg splitting

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 00:09
Scientists say natural events are driving the ice changes near Britain's Halley base in Antarctica.

Plastic Patrol: 'I've pulled engines out of the water'

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 00:03
Paddle boarder Lizzie Carr takes her plastic patrol to the waterways.

Fossil of ancient four-legged whale found in Peru

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 23:46
Researchers believe the four-metre-long mammal, found in Peru, was able to swim and walk on land.

The lunar effect

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 18:48
For centuries, our lunar neighbour has been a source of fascination and inspiration for poets and artists.

Seal named Sir David after broadcaster Attenborough

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:45
"Sir David" was found swimming with a plastic flying ring stuck around its neck.

Hayabusa-2 probe set to 'bomb' an asteroid

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:34
The Japanese Hayabusa-2 spacecraft is about to detonate an explosive charge on the asteroid it is exploring.

Great Barrier Reef: Mass decline in 'coral babies', scientists say

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 06:05
Australia's vast reef is struggling to re-grow corals after unprecedented bleaching, scientists say.

Climate change: Warning from 'Antarctica's last forests'

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:22
Scientists call for more research into the last time when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were the same as today.

Five things people can do for a 'healthier environment'

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:20
Christiana Figueres, who helped secure the Paris Climate Change Agreement, gives her suggestions.

Climate change: 'Magic bullet' carbon solution takes big step

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:20
New CO2 removal technology gains significant investment from fossil fuel companies, but greens have doubts.

A 'magic bullet' to capture carbon dioxide?

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:02
A British Columbia-based company has shown that it can extract CO2 from the air in a cost-effective way.

'Living fossil' given new home at ZSL London Zoo

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 05:03
The extremely rare Chinese giant salamander was rescued after an attempt to smuggle it into the UK.

Animal testing: US closes 'kitten slaughterhouse' after outcry

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:44
A government department had been using cats to research parasites that can cause kill humans.

Netting to stop birds nesting: Call for new safeguards

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 23:44
Wildlife experts want more controls on nets over hedges and trees, amid growing public concern.

Satellite plane-tracking goes global

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 18:20
A new space-based system to monitor aircraft worldwide is live and being trialled over the Atlantic.

Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:12
The federal government report warns Canada's Arctic is most affected by the changing climate.

Mars methane surge spotted from space

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:05
A European spacecraft has confirmed a report of methane being released from the surface of Mars.

Does anti-pollution make-up work?

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:04
Some make-up companies are reporting record sales of products which claim to protect skin from toxic air.

Ryanair one of Europe's top polluters, EU data suggests

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:16
It is the first time a company not running a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.