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Climate change: UN emissions gap report a 'thundering wake-up call'

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 13:15
Current carbon-cutting plans from nations would lead the world to climate catastrophe, says the UN.

Climate change: Make people fly less, ministers told

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 10:54
The government must cut demand for flying and meat under plans to curb climate change, experts say.

Climate change: Australia pledges net zero emissions by 2050

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 07:29
The target controversially omits new short-term goals and cuts to fossil fuel industries.

Eco-friendly sex: What is it and how does it impact on climate change?

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 03:12
As more people try to live environmentally friendly lives, how do we make sex more sustainable?

Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos unveils plans for 'space business park'

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 03:04
His space company Blue Origin hopes its venture will replace the International Space Station.

Climate change: Four things you can do about your carbon footprint

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 00:12
Small changes to our lifestyles and choices could limit our personal carbon footprint.

The African tech firm hoping to power space missions

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 23:53
Hypernova hopes that its thruster technology will be adopted on thousands of future small satellites.

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough in 'act now' warning

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 23:01
"If we don't act now, it'll be too late," warns Sir David Attenborough ahead of the COP26 climate summit.

Signs of first planet found outside our galaxy

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 19:49
Astronomers have found hints of what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy.

Recycling plastics does not work, says Boris Johnson

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 18:10
The Recycling Association responds by saying Boris Johnson has "completely lost the plastic plot".

MPs say UK research frozen because of Brexit delay

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 16:18
UK scientists are likely to be "frozen out" of EU research programmes, a committee of MPs warns.

Climate change: Pledge of $100bn annual aid slips to 2023

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 13:55
A key pledge on climate funding has still not been met, and the money is not sure to be there before 2023.

Insulate Britain: Protesters block east London roads

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 11:28
In a statement, the group said: "We won't stand by while the government kills our kids."

Climate change: Greenhouse gas build-up reached new high in 2020

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 09:47
Despite the pandemic, atmospheric levels of CO2 and methane once more broke records last year.

Climate change: How do we know it is happening and caused by humans?

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 00:01
What's the evidence for global warming and how do we know it's being caused by human activity?

Climate change: The environmental disasters we've almost fixed

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 00:00
From acid rain to the ozone hole: Can we learn from the environmental "success stories" of the past?

How can Coca-Cola solve its plastic problem?

Sun, 10/24/2021 - 23:09
The drinks company has been named the world's biggest plastic polluter.

Inside the Indonesian cave where oldest animal art was found

Sun, 10/24/2021 - 23:02
The BBC is given rare access to film the 45,500-year-old images found on an Indonesian island.

Wales curriculum: New science GCSE prompts dumbing down fears

Sun, 10/24/2021 - 07:13
From 2025, physics, chemistry and biology will no longer be offered as separate GCSE subjects.

Climate change: How technology is helping cities tackle climate disasters

Sat, 10/23/2021 - 23:27
Cities are under threat from floods, forest fires and other disasters - how is tech helping with emergency responses?