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Golden eagles breeding success at Scottish Highlands estate

15 hours 31 min ago
The raptors have bred on an estate in the Scottish Highlands for the first time in 40 years.

Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 23:09
The location of the Mauritian oil spill means the environmental consequences could be long-lasting.

What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 23:02
As London swelters, we look at how urban areas can adapt to deal with higher temperatures.

Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 18:10
There has been a race against time to remove the fuel oil, amid fears that the ship will break up.

Europe's earliest bone tools found in Britain

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 05:31
Archaeologists say they've discovered the earliest known bone tools in Europe.

How Ebola prepared one doctor for Covid-19

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 23:03
How Ebola prepared one doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo to treat coronavirus.

Tiger sightings increase in Thai forest

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 23:03
This year 79 tigers were captured on hidden cameras in Thailand’s Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng forest.

New dinosaur related to T. rex discovered on Isle of Wight

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 23:01
Four bones found at Shanklin belonged to a new species of theropod dinosaur, a study finds.

Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:10
The Planet Earth-observation company releases new imagery of Canada's broken Milne Ice Shelf.

Climate change: Warming world will be 'devastating' for frozen peatlands

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 19:10
Huge stocks of greenhouse gases tied up in peatlands could be released as the world warms.

Climate change: Satellites record history of Antarctic melting

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:37
European spacecraft track in fine detail the thinning that's occurred at the continent's edge.

Detectorist 'shaking with happiness' after Bronze Age find

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 00:06
A metal detectorist discovers a rare hoard of Bronze Age artefacts during an expedition near Peebles.

Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 23:33
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?

Whale migration: ‘Super rare’ whale encounter on the Great Barrier Reef

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 23:02
A dive instructor has recorded his ‘special moment’ with a humpback whale.

Angling Trust founder Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith dies aged 69

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 15:42
Environmentalist Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith led efforts to establish a network of river trusts.

Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 14:31
The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.

Lockdown: Label showing plants safe for bees and butterflies

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 15:07
People enhancing their gardens during lockdown may not realise some plants have insecticides.

MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 11:27
Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.

Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 22:53
Keeping Covid out of Antarctica means little research will be done on the continent in 2020-2021.

Climate change: Lockdown has 'negligible' effect on temperatures

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:00
New research says that the lockdown, by itself, will make little difference to climate change.