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False banana: Is Ethiopia's enset 'wondercrop' for climate change?

19 hours 7 min ago
The banana-like crop has the potential to feed more than 100 million people, according to research.

Fly-tipping: Government plans to tackle 'new narcotics' of waste crime

Fri, 01/21/2022 - 01:29
Illegal dumping of rubbish is on the rise as criminals exploit flaws in the system.

River pollution: Shake-up call for investigations in Wales

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 07:25
Campaigners say thousands of incidents are not being investigated because of a lack of resources.

Giant pristine coral reef discovered off Tahiti

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 05:03
Marine explorers find a "pristine" 3km coral reef at depths of 30m off the coast of Tahiti.

South Georgia: The museum at the end of the world reopens for business

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:05
On a British island at the edge of the Antarctic is one of the most remote tourist spots in the world.

The people moving from high to low-carbon careers

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:03
A growing number of people are changing to more environmentally-friendly jobs.

Sewage regularly dumped illegally in England and Wales rivers

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:15
Analysis suggests seven water companies illegally dumped sewage thousands of times between 2017 and 2021.

Radar satellite's stunning map of UK and Ireland

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 08:28
For some technologies there are never any clouds to spoil the view.

Should bad science be censored on social media?

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 00:08
A Royal Society report recommends against censoring scientific misinformation online.

Plastic crisis needs binding treaty, report says

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 00:42
Pollution from plastics is a global emergency in need of a robust UN treaty, according to a report.

Government says its climate change curbs inadequate

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 17:47
Ministers say coping even with low levels could cost the country billions of pounds a year.

Climate-related deaths fall in England and Wales - ONS

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 13:41
Lots of factors are at play in new data, including better home insulation and flu vaccinations.

Why satellites are key to understanding Pacific volcano

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 10:05
When the huge eruption happened over the weekend, a fleet of spacecraft overhead gathered key data.

SLS: Nasa fixes glitchy megarocket equipment ahead of key test

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 09:33
Nasa fixes malfunctioning equipment on a new rocket designed to take astronauts to the Moon.

Climate change: Wales has 'duty' due to coal mining history

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 06:08
A charity director says the country's coal mining history means it has released a lot of carbon.

Pacific volcano: New Zealand sends flight to assess Tonga damage

Sun, 01/16/2022 - 20:37
Up to 80,000 people could be affected after tsunami waves caused "significant damage" to Tonga.

Tsunami threat over after huge Pacific volcano eruption - monitor

Sun, 01/16/2022 - 04:50
While further tsunamis may be unlikely, there are mounting fears over how badly Tonga has been hit.

Rutland sea dragon: How remarkable ichthyosaur fossil was protected

Sun, 01/16/2022 - 00:38
The inside story on how the UK's largest, most complete ichthyosaur fossil was saved for the nation.

Will ScotWind auction deliver a renewables revolution?

Sat, 01/15/2022 - 23:14
Over the next decade or so these new offshore wind farm sites could supercharge renewable energy capacity.

How a colossal block of ice became an obsession

Sat, 01/15/2022 - 02:03
Artist Kevin Eason won't ever see his favourite iceberg up close, but he's come to know it so well.