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Cut air pollution to fight climate change - UN

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:28
The global effort to tackle emissions will be debated at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

Climate change: Arctic expedition to drift in sea-ice for a year

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:24
Germany will embed its Polarstern research ship in sea-ice for a year-long study of the climate.

Bird populations in US and Canada down 3bn in 50 years

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:06
Scientists conclude the major factor is habitat loss driven by human activity.

Denisovans: Face of long-lost human relative unveiled

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:13
The reconstructions offer the first glimpse of what the Denisovan looked like.

Fish waste-based alternative to plastic wins Dyson Award

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 15:51
MarinaTex is an alternative to the single-use plastics such as those used in sandwich packets.

BBC Briefing on energy: how do I use it?

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:31
Your downloadable guide to the UK's energy system and why it must change to meet climate pledges.

Climate change: Rugby World Cup highlights injustice

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:08
Pacific nations bear brunt of climate inaction by Australia, US and hosts Japan, says Christian Aid study.

Indonesia haze: What it's like breathing in Asia's hazardous smoke

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 23:09
Authorities have tried to clamp down on the fires causing the annual haze - so why is it still happening?

Giving birth two million years ago was 'relatively easy'

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:07
Why is human childbirth so long and difficult? Scientists may have the answer from studying fossils.

Climate change: Warming to drive 'robust increase' in UK flooding

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:00
A new study shows that there's a higher probability for extreme flooding on UK coasts as global temperatures rise.

Greta Thunberg to US politicians: 'Sorry, you're not trying hard enough'

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:55
The climate activist says more needs to be done ahead of a Congress hearing

The surprising truth about UK energy use

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:35
What can we do to meet the demands of our increasingly technology-dependent lives?

Are cities bad for the environment?

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 21:10
Cities have a bad reputation for pollution but - in terms of climate change - that might be unfair.

First measurements of 'interstellar comet'

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:25
Astronomers report measurements from a presumed interstellar comet, providing clues about its chemical composition.

Wild wheat genetics offer climate hope for food crops

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:55
Wild relatives of food crops, such as wheat, host an abundant array of genetic material to help the plants cope with a changing climate.

Novosibirsk: 'No risk' after blast and fire at Russian lethal virus lab

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:15
A major research centre says no biological agents have been released from a blast and fire at a lab.

Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 07:54
A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:27
DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

Universities 'failing' victims of sexual misconduct

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:06
Dozens of students say they were "traumatised" by investigations that left them feeling unsafe on campus.

Helium shortage: 'Prices just keep going up and up'

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 23:03
Why is there a shortage of the precious gas and how is it affecting firms?