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Climate takeaways

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:41
The most important messages from the landmark report on global warming.

Climate report: Scientists politely urge 'act now, idiots'

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 01:00
A new study urges rapid and fundamental changes "in all aspects of society" to limit climate warming.

Yusaku Maezawa: Why I've bought a ticket to the Moon

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 23:21
Space X's mission to the Moon will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.

Ukraine builds solar plant near Chernobyl

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 11:52
Ukraine launches its first solar plant in the abandoned area around the former nuclear power station.

Signatories castigate professor's 'morally reprehensible' talk

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 18:18
Scientists sign a statement condemning an Italian researcher who said physics was "built by men".

Swedish girl discovers ancient sword in lake

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:58
An eight-year-old girl found a pre-Viking era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer.

Atoms and Brexit

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 01:24
The government says it has a clear plan, but many in the nuclear sector are concerned for the future.

Caution urged over use of 'carbon unicorns' to limit warming

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 01:09
Using technologies to keep global temperature rise below 1.5C is "crazy" but may be the only way.

Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 00:51
The industry is blamed for damaging the environment, fuelling climate change and polluting water.

In a spin

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 23:12
Water shortages mean the laundry industry is adopting various technologies to reduce consumption.

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 16:46
Children's drawings of nightmarish scenarios illustrate climate change's impact in the Mekong Delta.

Attenborough: 'Population growth must come to an end'

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 02:30
Sir David Attenborough on Love Island, Global Warming, population growth and meat eating.

First 'exomoon' may have been found

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:31
Astronomers have announced the possible discovery of the first known moon outside our Solar System.

Viewpoint: Joel Sartore, the wildlife photographer who is all for zoos

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:49
Zoos can help save animals not just cage them, says veteran wildlife photographer Joel Sartore.

Donna Strickland on winning the Nobel Prize in Physics

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:49
Donna Strickland has become the first woman in 55 years to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Four women who changed the face of physics

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:10
Four pioneering women who changed the face of physics from the 1800s to the present day.

Protein research takes Chemistry Nobel

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:58
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in enzyme research.

'Reasons to be hopeful' on 1.5C global temperature target

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 07:13
IPCC scientist says there are some positive signs about our ability to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5C

The Norwegian teen fighting the government over Arctic oil

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:20
Elina Berg is a member of a campaign group which is suing the Norwegian government over oil exploration in the Arctic.

How should we deal with a large-scale chemical attack?

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 23:49
Scientists are developing technology to help.