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'Hero' of Paris climate agreement dies

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:59
Former Marshall Islands minister Tony De Brum, who played a key role in securing the Paris pact passes away aged 72.

Australia Zoo asks public to name white koala joey

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:35
Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:20
Scientists create bacteria covered in tiny solar panels that generate a potential new fuel from the Sun.

When is the next solar eclipse near you?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 08:26
Find out when you can next witness a solar eclipse in your country with our eclipse calculator.

High view

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 00:10
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 23:13
Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.

Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:45
A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:22
Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.

Solar eclipse: Watch it happen

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:48
The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.

RRS Sir David Attenborough's stern on the move

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 09:58
A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.

The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 10:23
In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.

How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe Islands

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 02:38
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.

Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:27
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

The algae that terraformed Earth

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:02
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:07
Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.

A licence to kill bear cubs?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:05
Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?

Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:04
Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:01
UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.

Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:42
Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.