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Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

2 hours 46 min ago
A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.

General election 2019: Labour 'beats other parties on climate change'

6 hours 44 min ago
Friends of the Earth rates the party above the Greens and Lib Dems in its environment policy survey.

Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 00:29
With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.

How to have a more sustainable Christmas

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 22:38
From renting your tree, to sponsoring a turkey, a growing number of people are having a greener Christmas.

Bloodhound diary: Getting the job done at over 600mph

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 21:25
Land speed record holder Andy Green describes his final high-speed test run in the Bloodhound car.

Greta at United Nations climate talks one year apart

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 19:09
Life has changed a lot for the environmental activist in the space of a year.

Hungry North Pole explorers Horn and Ousland near end of epic trek

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:15
The Norwegian-South African duo are tired and hungry after trekking hundreds of miles.

Sydney Zoo: Does the world still need big zoos?

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 07:50
As Sydney gets a brand new zoo, animal experts question what we really learn from visiting captive animals.

COP25 climate change conference: What are you giving up for environment?

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 00:00
As the annual COP25 climate change summit continues in Madrid, we asked delegates from all over the world how they were adapting their lives for the sake of the environment.

US meteorite adds to origins mystery

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 19:37
Scientists are getting closer to tracing the sources of meteorites that fall to Earth.

Genetics can play key role in saving trees

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:08
Tree conservation strategies based on genetic data are best suited for landscapes affected by a rapidly changing climate, a study suggests.

Plastic pollution has killed half a million hermit crabs, study says

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:06
As plastic piles up on beaches, hermit crabs are getting trapped in plastic containers and killed.

Mars rover aims to grab a piece of history

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:50
British engineers test technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth.

Distant star's vision of our Sun's future 'death'

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 19:25
A newly discovered planet offers insights into the Sun's demise in 5-6 billion years.

Russian president warns over expansion of US space force

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 17:56
The Russian leader says the US "militarisation" of space means Moscow has to respond.

Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study suggests

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 17:42
In the 'largest study of its kind' researchers studied 70,000 bird specimens over a 40-year period.

Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing: 'Why I wanted to help'

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:31
Nikki Henderson, who helped Greta Thunberg get to Madrid, reveals what happened on their 19-day journey.

How drones can help with counting seals

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 07:27
Rangers on the Farne Islands in Northumberland use drones to keep track of the growing grey seal population.

'Forgotten' elm tree set to make a comeback

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 00:39
The elm can be restored to its former glory despite Dutch elm disease, say experts.

Climate change: Emissions edge up despite drop in coal

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 00:27
Emissions of CO2 have risen in 2019, say researchers, as oil and gas use continues to grow.