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Climate talks open amid anger over Trump's coal support

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 01:03
The latest round of UN led climate talks have opened in Bonn with delegates from almost 200 countries in attendance.

Trailblazing women

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:53
More than half of people in the UK can't name a famous woman in science - this week, BBC 100 Women aims to change that number.

Relocated squirrels moving to new areas, says charity

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 16:05
More than 80 were trapped and relocated to other Highland areas with no red squirrels.

Climate change: US report at odds with some in Trump team

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:59
A spokesman says climate is "always changing" after a report ties global warming to human activity.

Rare spectacle

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 08:42
The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.

New orangutan species discovered in Indonesia

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:59
Scientists have just identified a new great ape species - and it's already in danger.

The UK's race to get its own nuclear inspectors

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:04
Highly-specialised staff are needed to take over from European nuclear regulators after Brexit.

New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:19
The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into Sumatra mountains in 1997.

'Big void' identified in Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 04:01
Scanning technology suggests there is a large, previously unknown cavity in the ancient monument.

Stranded elephant rescued from well in Sri Lanka

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 02:02
Wildlife officials rushed to help when the elephant was found trapped.

Which has cleaner air: Eastbourne or London?

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:40
The UK cities with atmospheres considered harmful to health by the WHO are revealed in a new report.

Asteroid impact plunged dinosaurs into catastrophic 'winter'

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:34
Scientists are now clearer on the freezing climate conditions that forced dinosaurs from the Earth.

Cod and haddock 'may vanish' from Scotland's west coast

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:25
Herring and haddock could also disappear by the turn of the century due to global warming, warn scientists.

UK's Halley Antarctic base set for second closure

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 04:13
The UK's Halley station will be mothballed again this year because of uncertainty over ice cracks.

Emissions gap remains 'alarmingly high' says UN

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 02:51
Carbon cuts planned under the Paris accord still fall well short of what's needed, says the UN.

A pint of view: What do farmers think about Brexit?

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:37
What do the farmers out in the field, in the dairy, and in the milking parlour think about Brexit?

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 02:00
CO2 in Earth's atmosphere jumped to a record in 2016, says the World Meteorological Organization.


Sat, 10/28/2017 - 16:42
Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.

Chimpanzees among 33 species selected for special protection

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 14:11
The Convention of Migratory Species includes chimpanzees, leopards and vultures on its list.

Octopuses 'walking out of the sea' on the Welsh coast

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 08:10
Scores of the sea creatures are witnessed crawling out of the water at a beach in Ceredigion.