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Risk of water shortages for England warns Environment Agency

11 hours 13 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.