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Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards

10 hours 14 min ago
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.

The family-of-four living off-grid

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:11
Two former vets from Essex and their children are showing others how it is possible to live self-sufficiently.

Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:38
Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.

Using DNA to tailor medicine

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:34
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction?

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:32
The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?

A bridge made of grass

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:25
The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.

'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 23:01
UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.

Plastic pollution: Bangor divers cleaning up the seabed

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:11
A group of divers are taking beach clean ups to the next level by diving for litter under water.

Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:14
Scientists destroy final UK laboratory samples of rinderpest, a highly contagious cattle disease.

Pope warns oil bosses of climate threat

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:10
Oil company bosses have been rapped by the Pope for seeking more of the fossil fuels that are damaging the climate.

Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joins kids' plastic toy push

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 00:00
Actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, meets children who are upcycling their toys.

Greenpeace rig protest brought to an end

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:03
Police said nine people in total had been arrested in connection with the demonstration in the Cromarty Firth.

Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:50
Used for building homes on lochs, the artificial islands were previously thought to date from the Iron Age.

Chinese tombs yield earliest evidence of cannabis use

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:17
Researchers uncover the earliest known evidence of cannabis use, from tombs in western China.

Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:17
The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.

Bermuda land snail: An animal 'back from the dead'

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 00:53
A remarkable story of how a snail was rescued from the edge of extinction and returned to the wild.

Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 00:40
Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.

Tracking the lives of some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 20:29
Ten years into a unique scientific project monitoring the famous forest, what have researchers learned?

Climate change: Should the UK's 2050 target be sooner?

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:33
The UK has promised a stricter emissions target by 2050, but some say it should be sooner.

Bowland hen harrier chicks give 'hope for future'

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:17
Chicks hatching for the second year on an estate is good news for the endangered species, the RSPB says.