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Risk of water shortages for England warns Environment Agency

11 hours 4 min ago
Enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day, the report says.

Hawaiian volcano: What are vog and laze?

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:34
Making sense of the Hawaiian volcano with the help of volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya.

This is why those lynx are shrieking

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:36
A pair of Canada lynx have been caught on camera "screaming" at each other.

Grace mission launches to weigh Earth's water

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:17
The joint US-German Grace satellites go into orbit to monitor Earth's most important resource.

'Rare' birth of live reindeer twins in Cairngorms

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:12
Previously twins born in the herd in the Cairngorms have been stillborn or died shortly after birth.

Air pollution plans to tackle wood burners

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:44
Critics of the government proposals say they put too much responsibility on local councils.

'Living fossil' giant salamander heading for extinction

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:21
The world's largest amphibian is in "catastrophic" decline, with probably only a handful left in the wild.

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:20
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be a killer of humans.

Fatal confusion

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:05
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.

PM will pay to have 'full association' with EU research

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:55
The Prime Minister makes the strongest commitment yet to "fully associate" the UK with the EU's £68bn research programme post-Brexit.

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:05
Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.

China launch will prep for Moon landing

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:12
China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a Moon rover mission planned for later in the year.

A baby elephant surprised zoo keepers

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:58
A baby elephant surprised zoo keepers after being born to a mum whose pregnancy they thought had failed.

'Permanent' interstellar visitor found

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:11
An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say.

Kilauea: What happens when lava meets the sea

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:05
BBC correspondent Chris Buckler explains what happens when lava flow meets the sea.

Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in chocolate prices?

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:30
There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines.

Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 23:27
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

The 'day spa' for pregnant sharks

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 23:16
Visit the 'day spa' where pregnant dusky sharks treat themselves to a warm bath

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 23:07
An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:00
Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends.