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Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 23:09
The location of the Mauritian oil spill means the environmental consequences could be long-lasting.

Golden eagles breeding success at Scottish Highlands estate

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 23:07
The raptors have bred on an estate in the Scottish Highlands for the first time in 40 years.

What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 23:02
As London swelters, we look at how urban areas can adapt to deal with higher temperatures.

Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 18:10
There has been a race against time to remove the fuel oil, amid fears that the ship will break up.

Europe's earliest bone tools found in Britain

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 05:31
Archaeologists say they've discovered the earliest known bone tools in Europe.

How Ebola prepared one doctor for Covid-19

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 23:03
How Ebola prepared one doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo to treat coronavirus.

Tiger sightings increase in Thai forest

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 23:03
This year 79 tigers were captured on hidden cameras in Thailand’s Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng forest.

New dinosaur related to T. rex discovered on Isle of Wight

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 23:01
Four bones found at Shanklin belonged to a new species of theropod dinosaur, a study finds.

Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:10
The Planet Earth-observation company releases new imagery of Canada's broken Milne Ice Shelf.

Climate change: Warming world will be 'devastating' for frozen peatlands

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 19:10
Huge stocks of greenhouse gases tied up in peatlands could be released as the world warms.

Climate change: Satellites record history of Antarctic melting

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:37
European spacecraft track in fine detail the thinning that's occurred at the continent's edge.

Detectorist 'shaking with happiness' after Bronze Age find

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 00:06
A metal detectorist discovers a rare hoard of Bronze Age artefacts during an expedition near Peebles.

Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 23:33
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?

Whale migration: ‘Super rare’ whale encounter on the Great Barrier Reef

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 23:02
A dive instructor has recorded his ‘special moment’ with a humpback whale.

Angling Trust founder Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith dies aged 69

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 15:42
Environmentalist Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith led efforts to establish a network of river trusts.

Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 14:31
The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.

Lockdown: Label showing plants safe for bees and butterflies

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 15:07
People enhancing their gardens during lockdown may not realise some plants have insecticides.

MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 11:27
Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.

Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 22:53
Keeping Covid out of Antarctica means little research will be done on the continent in 2020-2021.

Climate change: Lockdown has 'negligible' effect on temperatures

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:00
New research says that the lockdown, by itself, will make little difference to climate change.