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SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 00:17
A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

'Resistant' trees planted in Hampshire in ash dieback fight

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:58
Scientists have identified 3,000 ash trees with suspected resistance to a deadly disease.

Dinosaur extinction: 'Asteroid strike was real culprit'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:50
A team of scientists discounts the idea that large-scale volcanism drove the demise of the dinosaurs.

Australia fires: 'Apocalypse' comes to Kangaroo Island

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:46
Australia's Kangaroo Island has been likened to Noah's Ark - but its unique wildlife is under threat.

Climate change: Citizens' assembly prepares to tackle climate change

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 01:23
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.

Climate change: Can Glasgow go carbon neutral?

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:59
As more cities declare climate emergencies, we look at how Glasgow aims to cancel out its carbon footprint.

Climate change: What can I do about it and other questions

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:23
From population to plants, your questions answered about climate change.

Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:21
How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:08
Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.

Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 20:32
The tech giant promises to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.

Taal volcano's inner lake all but gone in eruption

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:17
Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.

'Rosalind Franklin' Mars rover edges closer to launch

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:31
Europe's six-wheeled robot completes more key tests ahead of its planned summer launch.

Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:32
The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species from Peru to Spain, officers say.

What is climate change? A really simple guide

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 08:13
BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.

Sir David Attenborough blasts inaction on climate change

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:20
The naturalist and broadcaster has warned that "the moment of crisis has come".

Our Planet Matters: What's the BBC plan all about?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 05:02
The BBC plans a raft of new services and shows examining climate change and the state of our planet.

Our Planet Matters: Climate change explained

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 05:00
It's been linked to a year of extremes – from bushfires to torrential rains – but what is it?

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 05:00
We're at a pivotal point in efforts to tackle climate change, the naturalist and broadcaster warns.

Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:47
This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.

Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:06
Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.