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Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

2 hours 27 sec ago
President Putin declares a state of emergency as a river is polluted with 20,000 tonnes of oil.

Demands grow for 'green industrial revolution'

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 23:45
Campaigners demand the government prioritises the environment in any post-Covid-19 stimulus package.

Coronavirus: Can superspreading be stopped?

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 17:30
Identifying superspreading events could be crucial in the fight against the virus, scientists say.

Asian hornet: UK beekeepers on lookout for bee-eater

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 23:15
The bee-eating Asian hornet has already reached the Channel Islands and beekeepers fear it could soon reach the UK mainland.

Coronavirus: Public told to cut water use amid surge in lockdown demand

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 13:24
Water companies are urging people to avoid using sprinklers and paddling pools during the lockdown.

Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation'

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:02
A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.

Climate change: older trees loss continue around the world

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 04:44
Every six seconds in 2019 the world lost an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch, a study says.

Climate change: May was sunniest calendar month on record in UK

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:46
Meteorologists say the switch from an extremely wet winter to an extremely dry spring is not "British".

Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 23:40
The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered gibbon.

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 23:01
Well-known firms such as Asda and Lloyds Bank are urging ministers to prioritise the environment.

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 17:23
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken complete their 19-hour flight to the orbiting laboratory.

What is the Crew Dragon?

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 17:07
A guide to SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, which carried astronauts to the space station.

Who are the astronauts?

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 12:35
BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.

Red Hugh: Spanish dig for the bones of 'Fighting Prince of Donegal'

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 06:14
The Irish chieftain was buried in the same Spanish chapel as Christopher Columbus.

Climate change: How a green new deal really could go global

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 23:54
Chief Environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt considers the prospects for a big economic makeover.

Coronavirus: The mystery of asymptomatic 'silent spreaders'

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 23:02
Scientists have discovered more evidence about a strange and worrying feature of the coronavirus

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts blast off to the International Space Station

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 19:45
Two astronauts launched into orbit for historic mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts begin historic mission on private spaceship

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 19:23
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken head out on a mission to initiate a new, commercial era in spaceflight.

Rutland osprey project grows online audience in lockdown

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 11:08
The Rutland Osprey Project has seen a higher level of engagement with its work following lockdown.

Coronavirus: Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 23:07
After two months without visitors, Pairi Daiza is welcoming the public back, but in smaller numbers.