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Water scarcity: Five ways to avert a water crisis

3 hours 28 min ago
In the coming decade, billions could face a critical shortage of water. Here's what we can do about it.

Sharks and rays to be given new international protections

11 hours 14 min ago
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, many for shark fin soup.

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 16:21
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 11:02
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 08:06
The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 00:10
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 23:37
How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

Gloucestershire man walks tortoise to the pub every day

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:26
Nancy Drew the tortoise has become famous around Tewkesbury, with people loving to stop and say hello.

Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:21
It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:43
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

'I will give my last drop of blood for this forest'

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:05
Members of Brazil's Mura tribe vow to defend their land, as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest.

Pigs' emotions could be read by new farming technology

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:18
New technology has been developed to detect how happy the animals are.

Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:53
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.

Fake news is 'reinforced by false memories'

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:07
Research during Ireland's abortion referendum highlights risks for social networks.

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 12:54
The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:01
The robot, named Fedor, will perform daily tasks during its 10 days on the International Space Station.

Microplastics in water pose ‘no apparent health risk’

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 06:01
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:24
Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology

Hampshire lab tests water quality every day of the year

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:08
A Hampshire lab tests tap water quality for 2.2 million people across the south east every day.

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:01
MPs say people will have to stop driving if the UK is to meet its Zero Carbon goals by 2050.