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World's oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70

5 hours 19 min ago
Wisdom is believed to have had more than 30 chicks in her life so far, and several partners.

National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places

10 hours 8 min ago
The map will help to plan interventions such as tree planting and peat bog restoration.

Covid and bird flu: The other lockdown putting livelihoods at risk

11 hours 2 min ago
Dealing with a Covid lockdown is tough - now poultry farmers face a second viral challenge.

International Women's Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:15
These three artists turn complex research into easy to digest information to help fight coronavirus.

Government has no climate change plan - MPs

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 01:09
Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.

The Himalayan hazards nobody is monitoring

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:59
Retreating Himalayan glaciers can become hazardous but such dangers are not being monitored, experts say.

Facebook rainforest ads: Inquiry ordered into Amazon land sales

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:01
A Supreme Court judge in Brazil orders an investigation following the BBC's report into the trade.

Lab-grown wood could be future of furniture

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 17:59
American scientists are working on a plan to "grow" wood in a laboratory without sunlight or soil.

Food waste: Amount thrown away totals 900 million tonnes

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:14
Every year, 23 million truckloads of food go straight into the waste bin, according to the UN.

UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 14:33
The UK is found guilty of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits.

What is Elon Musk's Starship?

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:25
Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a vehicle that could transform space travel.

Climate change: Will China take a 'great leap' to a greener economy?

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 07:49
A new five-year plan may signal a switch from fossil fuels, but economic worries could limit change.

Then and now: A 'megadrought' in California

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 01:16
See how extreme weather has affected an vital reservoir in California.

Life discovered deep beneath an Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there'

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 00:02
Researchers hoping to collect mud samples deep beneath an Antarctic ice sheet were amazed to discover small creatures living in the dark, freezing water.

Budget 2021: No 'green revolution' from Sunak

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 17:01
Green measures such as a change to the Bank of England's remit do not go far enough, critics say.

'UK first' nuclear fusion plan for Nottinghamshire power station

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:21
A Nottinghamshire power station is put forward as a possible site for a prototype reactor.

UK will no longer use bee-harming pesticide

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:35
The pesticide was given temporary clearance to be used earlier this year because of a virus threat.

Mars: Nasa's Perseverance rover sends stunning images

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:17
Amazing images as Nasa's Perseverance rover lands on Mars and seeks signs of past microbial life.

DR Congo's Virunga National Park: The deadly job of protecting gorillas

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:14
In the past year, more than 20 rangers have been killed defending Africa's oldest national park.

The 'LitterCam' that's watching you

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:03
AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish with their car's number plate and issue an automatic fine .