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China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 23:48
A new unit at a Serbian coal-fired power station focuses concerns on China's role in global warming.

Humans 'off the hook' for African mammal extinction

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:00
New research disputes a theory that early humans helped wipe out many large mammals that once roamed Africa.

Pembrokeshire treasure hunter unearths Celtic chariot

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 13:38
The ritual burial could be linked to a huge previously undiscovered Iron Age settlement.

Climate change: Warming gas concentrations at new record high

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 09:43
The gases that are driving up temperatures reached a new high in 2017 with no sign of a reversal in the trend.

High risk

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:55
Solar activity is now believed to have caused explosions during the Vietnam War. Our reliance on technology means the next event could have far more serious effects.

Climate change: Prince launches 'waste to wealth' summit

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:33
The Prince of Wales is set to address a summit on dealing with waste.

InSight: Nasa's Mars mission on target for landing

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:27
The American space agency says its InSight Mars lander is on a near-perfect Thanksgiving trajectory.

David Attenborough: Climate 'biggest threat in thousands of years'

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:22
The television presenter is to urge greater action in a major speech at UN climate talks next month.

David Attenborough takes 'people's seat' at climate change talks

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:03
Sir David Attenborough will join the UN in taking a message from people around the world to the December climate change talks in Poland.

Millipede so rare 'it doesn't even have a name' discovered

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 13:20
The millipede is "new to science" and has only ever been found in three places - all in south Wales.

Out of the shadows

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 07:31
Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets - one was named after her - but her work is less known about than her brother William's.

The tech that could make water use sustainable

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 00:48
Scientists in Finland and the UK have built a computer model that visualises groundwater levels in real time.

E. coli outbreak: Romaine lettuce probed in US and Canada

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:36
At least 50 people in the US and Canada have been infected, health officials say.

UN environment chief Erik Solheim quits amid expenses row

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:44
The official was criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive travel.

Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic'

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:43
The dead sperm whale, which washed ashore in Indonesia, had ingested nearly 6kg of plastic waste.

Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:17
The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.

The physicist called Einstein - but not the one you think

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 06:32
There is debate around how much Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva, contributed to his discoveries.

Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero 'lake' crater

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:57
America's next robot rover will be sent to a 50km-wide depression that once had water running through it.

Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:34
Scientists discover how the marsupials are the only known species producing cube-shaped faeces.

Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:02
Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.