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Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Updated: 37 min 7 sec ago

COP28: Is the world about to promise to ditch fossil fuels?

16 hours 38 min ago
COP28 host country the United Arab Emirates is "cautiously optimistic" on a deal to at least reduce them.

Five climate change solutions under the spotlight at COP28

16 hours 57 min ago
The world is well off track to limit warming to 1.5C, but there have been some encouraging steps.

COP28: Record number of fossil fuel delegates at climate talks

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 05:00
Over 2,400 participants are linked to coal, oil and gas, four times more than attended last year's gathering.

Firefighters rescue injured owl from crows

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 04:31
An injured owl in the Russian city of Smolensk has the good fortune to end up outside a fire station.

Air pollution: map shows 'concrete jungles' more polluted

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 00:03
A Sheffield school is fighting dirty air with trees as new data links their absence to pollution.

Water firm wrongly downgraded pollution events, documents suggest

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 13:51
Leaked papers suggest United Utilities logged dozens of incidents as less serious than they had been.

COP28: Head of UN talks hits back at climate denial claims

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 13:38
The head of the UN climate talks in Dubai says "everything" he is doing is centred on science.

First images capture world's largest iceberg

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 12:03
The UK's polar research vessel visits A23a, an iceberg that's more than twice the size of London.

Record number of girls on Borders College farming course

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 00:14
A record number of female students have started an agriculture course at Borders College.

How weather apps are trying to be more accurate

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 00:12
Forecasters are continuing to offer more real-time updates and personalised recommendations.

Are extreme temperatures threatening live music events?

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 06:43
The death of a fan at a Taylor Swift concert in Rio during throws up challenges for tour promoters.

How scientists are fighting climate-fuelled disease

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 00:12
As leaders gather in Dubai for the UN climate summit, experts say global warming is having a ‘profound effect' on health.

Climate change: The young activists changing the sceptics' minds

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 00:48
Engaging with climate sceptics can be a challenge - but some people are trying to change their minds.

Host country of COP28, UAE, to ramp up oil production, BBC learns

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 00:02
The state oil company Adnoc is set to be the world's second biggest producer, analysis shows.

Rise in English bathing sites rated unfit to swim

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 16:58
Fewer swimming spots are rated "excellent" and more rated "poor" by the environment watchdog.

Climate change: Saving Uganda's mountain gorillas

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 01:25
Rising temperatures are putting the health of endangered mountain gorillas at risk.

Climate change: Saving Uganda's mountain gorillas

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 01:25
Rising temperatures are putting the health of endangered mountain gorillas at risk.

Edinburgh pandas spend last day in the spotlight

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 23:17
Thursday was the last day the public were able to see Tian Tian and Yang Guang before they are returned to China.

Poor countries win fight for climate cash at COP28

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 17:40
COP28 president Sultan al-Jaber pulled off an unexpected victory securing long-awaited climate disaster help.

What is COP28 in Dubai and why is it important?

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 15:31
The latest climate change summit follows a year of weather extremes and broken temperature records.