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Australian researchers uncover fossil of new eagle species

5 hours 19 min ago
Palaeontologists from Australia found the 'exceptional' fossilised remains in 2016.

Atlas V: Rocket launch creates strange lights in UK sky

5 hours 54 min ago
Amateur astronomers across the UK capture the strange cone-shaped lights from their back gardens.

Climate Change: Don't sideline plastic problem, nations urged

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 23:01
Scientists fear plastic pollution will be overlooked as politicians focus on climate change policy.

UK forestry plan gets £15m funding boost

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 10:27
Three million trees have so far been planted as part of the scheme launched in 2018.

COP26: Australia PM undecided on attending crucial climate summit

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 05:38
The coal-supporting nation has faced increasing pressure to commit to a net zero emissions target.

Love Canal: The suburb built on 20,000 tonnes of chemical waste

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 00:05
How a group of 'hysterical housewives' fought to be evacuated from their polluted homes

How climate change is making inequality worse, especially for children

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 23:13
Children will face up to three times as many extreme climate events as their grandparents, research suggests.

Manta rays inspire new device to filter microplastics

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 23:10
Wastewater plants release microplastics into the environment, but could manta rays hold the key to a solution?

Can green energy power Africa's future?

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 00:06
Energy access is a big issue for businesses in Africa, but can the continent go green as well?

Climate change: Whisper it cautiously... there's been progress in run up to COP26

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 23:55
Pledges made at the UN have lifted hopes for the Glasgow summit, but some major questions remain.

Covid: Cancer backlog could take a decade to clear

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 00:06
Research identifies 20,000 missing patients in England - and warns more staff and equipment are needed.

Climate change: Construction companies told to stop knocking down buildings

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 00:05
Britain’s top engineers are urging the government to stop buildings being demolished.

Footprints in New Mexico are oldest evidence of humans in the Americas

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 18:00
Scientists have found evidence that humans reached the Americas earlier than previously thought.

Boris Johnson: Humanity is reaching a turning point on climate change

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 13:14
World leaders must make major changes in four areas - "coal, cars, cash and trees", Boris Johnson says.

Why is there a CO2 shortage and how will it hit food supplies?

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:18
The UK's food industry has been told it must pay five times more for carbon dioxide in future.

Air pollution: Even worse than we thought - WHO

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 17:08
The WHO is slashing recommended maximum limits of key pollutants as evidence of danger mounts.

Gas price crisis: Food firms face huge price rise for carbon dioxide

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:33
The US supplier of CO2, which will receive millions in UK taxpayer support to reopen, will hike prices.

Covid: Immune therapy from llamas shows promise

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 09:00
An immune therapy derived from llama blood shows "exciting potential" in early coronavirus trials.

China pledges to stop building new coal energy plants abroad

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 04:23
The announcement is the country's latest climate pledge and a major step forward to address emissions.

Life at 50C: Heat hitting home in Australia

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 23:09
Cities like Sydney are already experiencing extremely hot days because of climate change.