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Government loses clean air court case

7 hours 34 min ago
Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.

Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D

7 hours 51 min ago
Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.

Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:41
Belle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.

Burn or bury

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:55
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.

Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:56
The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.

Origins of land plants pushed back in time

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:23
Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:20
Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.

France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:18
The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.

DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:51
New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.

New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:39
An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.

Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:48
Excessive nitrogen from sewage and livestock waste is damaging the health of marine flowering plants.

The Bornean orangutans clinging on to survival

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:01
More than 100,000 of the animals have been killed since 1999.

Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:39
Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.

'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:54
Borneo has lost a "shocking" number of its great apes, according to a new survey of the island.

Probe provides rapid lung investigation

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:02
Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.

Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli survives deadly virus

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:17
Tarli, an endangered Asian elephant, has beaten the odds to overcome an Ebola-like virus.

Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:09
The probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.

UK air pollutants continue decline

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:11
Nitrogen pollutants from motor vehicles fell 12% from 2012 to 2016, according to official statistics.

What lies beneath

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 01:07
Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition

Great White demystified

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:36
Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.