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Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation'

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:02
A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.

Climate change: older trees loss continue around the world

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 04:44
Every six seconds in 2019 the world lost an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch, a study says.

Climate change: May was sunniest calendar month on record in UK

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:46
Meteorologists say the switch from an extremely wet winter to an extremely dry spring is not "British".

Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 23:40
The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered gibbon.

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 23:01
Well-known firms such as Asda and Lloyds Bank are urging ministers to prioritise the environment.

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 17:23
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken complete their 19-hour flight to the orbiting laboratory.

Nasa SpaceX launch: What is the Crew Dragon?

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 17:07
A guide to SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, which carried astronauts to the space station.

Who are the astronauts?

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 12:35
BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.

Red Hugh: Spanish dig for the bones of 'Fighting Prince of Donegal'

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 06:14
The Irish chieftain was buried in the same Spanish chapel as Christopher Columbus.

Climate change: How a green new deal really could go global

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 23:54
Chief Environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt considers the prospects for a big economic makeover.

Coronavirus: The mystery of asymptomatic 'silent spreaders'

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 23:02
Scientists have discovered more evidence about a strange and worrying feature of the coronavirus

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts blast off to the International Space Station

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 19:45
Two astronauts launched into orbit for historic mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts begin historic mission on private spaceship

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 19:23
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken head out on a mission to initiate a new, commercial era in spaceflight.

Rutland osprey project grows online audience in lockdown

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 11:08
The Rutland Osprey Project has seen a higher level of engagement with its work following lockdown.

Coronavirus: Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 23:07
After two months without visitors, Pairi Daiza is welcoming the public back, but in smaller numbers.

Climate change: 'Stunning' seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:58
Scientists are learning just how fast the ice margin of Antarctica can retreat in a warming world.

The little lights now packing a deadly punch

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 23:14
LEDs already light our houses but developments are making them even more powerful.

World's deepest octopus captured on camera

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 23:09
A "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.

COP 26: New date agreed for UN climate summit in Glasgow

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 19:19
The COP26 UN summit, which was postponed due to coronavirus, will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021.

Biggest UK solar plant approved

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 16:33
Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest