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Rhino release: European parks bring animals to Rwanda

6 hours 15 min ago
Five critically endangered rhinos from European zoos are flown to Rwanda to be released into the wild.

Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:24
Lax security at a Nasa lab let a hacker lurk on the agency's network for almost a year, says report.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 08:29
Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.

CO2 and how it links manure and fizzy drinks

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 23:45
Roger Harrabin looks at how manure could help to deal with CO2.

Turning carbon dioxide into cash

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 23:07
Scientists say carbon dioxide can be used to benefit humanity instead of overheating the planet.

The women fighting for Lapland

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 23:26
As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland's indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever.

How recyclable is your food shop?

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:20
Research suggests almost half of packaging used by major UK supermarkets can't be easily recycled.

'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:31
A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction

British orchids thriving in Dunstable Downs 'sunken trails'

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:58
Eight species of British orchid are flourishing on historical sheep-driving pathways.

The chart that defines our warming world

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:03
Communicating what's meant by climate change in one simple, easy to understand visualisation.

Clean electricity overtaking fossil fuels in Britain

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:56
Britain is obtaining more of its power from zero-carbon sources than from fossil fuels.

'I want to be a guinea pig to help others'

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:20
How one amputee is helping scientists improve the lives of other people who rely on prosthetic limbs.

Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 23:16
With zero emissions and water as a by-product, Tom Burridge was on board one of the test runs.

UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 23:09
How our life and work could be affected as Wales aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050.

European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:33
Europe will launch another probe to an icy dirtball, following the highly successful Rosetta mission.

Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 18:52
The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled over the last 40 years, scientists say.

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:11
From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:08
A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.

UK 'likely' to host critical climate conference next year

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:26
The UK is in pole position to host next year's key climate meeting after agreeing a partnership with main rival Italy.