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What's in the government's new environment bill?

2 hours 57 min ago
Environmentalists welcome parts of the new law, but others say the government is going backwards.

Electronic devices 'need to use recycled plastic'

3 hours 7 min ago
Consumers need to demand electronic devices that use recycled plastic, campaigners say.

New environment laws in Queen's speech

8 hours 54 min ago
Crime and health take centre stage, but opposition parties dismiss the programme as "election manifesto".

Could cricket and worm burgers help save the planet?

10 hours 6 min ago
Insects are being touted as an eco-friendly protein source, but do bug burgers pass the taste test?

The Russian who could have been first to Moon

13 hours 30 min ago
Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.

Microplastics: Seeking the 'plastic score' of the food on our plates

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 23:19
Microplastics are everywhere, but how worried should we be? Scientists are on a mission to find out more.

Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 17:03
The experts tell us that small, easy changes alone will not be enough to combat climate change.

Alexei Leonov: First person to walk in space dies aged 85

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:41
Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov floated above the Earth for 12 minutes in 1965.

Norfolk RSPCA centre saves 50th seal with injuries from rubbish

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:06
The "necklace" injuries, many caused by discarded plastic waste, are becoming more common, says the RSPCA.

Plastic pollution: How Ibiza is tackling its problem with waste

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:00
Hundreds of thousands of Brits travel to Ibiza each summer, but what happens to their waste when they leave?

Badger culls have varying impacts on cattle TB

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:11
The UK government policy sees cattle TB incidence fall in two badger cull areas but rise in a third.

Nobel Peace Prize: Why is it so important?

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:59
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is named as the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Extinction Rebellion: Man climbs on top of plane in climate protest

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 22:30
The Met Police calls the action "stupid and dangerous", as officers arrest 50 people at London airport.

Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:48
The Sun's outbursts can disrupt technology on Earth, and Europe needs better protection.

Natural 'bumblebee medicine' found in heather

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:01
Preserving heather in the natural landscape could have benefits for wild bees, say scientists.

Israel cave bones: Early humans 'conserved food to eat later'

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:25
Early humans living 200,000-420,000 years ago were previously not thought capable of such planning.

'Molar Berg' does a quick Antarctic pirouette

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:21
Satellite spies the White Continent's newest giant iceberg as it spins around.

Northern California hit by mega power cuts over wildfire fears

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 15:31
In a bid to stop wildfires, San Francisco Bay Area residents could be denied power for several days.

UK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires’

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 13:39
Greenpeace asks fast-food chains to stop selling meat from animals fed on soya from Brazil.

Nobel chemistry prize: Lithium-ion battery scientists honoured

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 09:50
Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries.