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Climate change: China aims for 'carbon neutrality by 2060'

1 hour 33 min ago
China's surprise announcement of a long-term goal to curb emissions boosts UN climate talks.

Green plans diluted as government protects farmers

8 hours 6 min ago
A "green" fund to protect wildlife on England’s farms may be under threat, BBC News has learned.

Nasa outlines plan for first woman on Moon by 2024

12 hours 3 min ago
The US space agency (Nasa) formally outlines its $28bn plan to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.

Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation'

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 23:41
One in five species of maple is threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.

Why do farmers get paid by taxpayers?

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 23:35
UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.

Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 18:39
The aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035.

Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:06
Only in 2012 have satellites seen the summer floes in the polar north more withdrawn than in 2020.

Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:50
Toxins made by algae in water holes caused 330 elephant deaths in Botswana earlier this year.

Climate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, poll suggests

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:07
Concern about climate change is growing, but there are big differences about the need for rapid action.

Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for 'swift' action on climate change

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:07
Covid-19 provides an opportunity to "reset" the economy for a more sustainable future, he says.

Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 00:19
A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.

Egypt tomb: Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 15:18
The 27 wooden coffins are said to have lain undisturbed inside a well at an ancient necropolis.

How the oil industry made us doubt climate change

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 23:16
Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.

Siberia landscape scarred by climate change

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:14
Scientists are warning about the consequences of vast swathes of ground thawing in Siberia.

California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:06
A visual guide to the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.

What maths is involved in stirring a cup of tea?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:05
A professor has won £2.3m for applying complex maths to simple situations - like stirring tea.

'Total failure' on English river water quality

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:07
Pollutants still blight all of England's rivers, lakes and streams, the Environment Agency says.

Spider-like toxins found in Australia's stinging trees

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:06
A team of scientists say this explains why those stung feel intense pain lasting for days or even weeks.

Alligator on gas snaps up Ig Nobel prize

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:02
The 2020 Ig Nobel prizes honour crocodilian vocalisations, narcissistic eyebrows and vibrating worms.

Climate change: Earthquake 'hack' reveals scale of ocean warming

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:14
Using sound waves from underwater earthquakes, researchers can more accurately measure sea temperatures.