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Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:02
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 23:04
It is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says.

Dame Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:04
Actress Dame Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.

David Attenborough climate change TV show a 'call to arms'

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:27
The BBC's Climate Change - The Facts, presented by Sir David Attenborough, is praised by TV critics.

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passion

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:28
Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:18
Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:42
The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:42
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:01
Tests on a bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in the first century AD.

Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:18
A team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban

Extinction Rebellion London activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn's home

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:51
Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves together outside the Labour leader's home.

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:00
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.

Confused about climate change? Talk to our chat bot

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:49
BBC News launches a chat bot to help users learn about climate change in weekly conversations.

Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:00
Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.

Spikes on trees in Oxford to 'stop bird poo'

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:28
A wildlife campaigner says he believes the spikes are to stop birds from messing on cars.

Worries about agrochemicals led to a new farming movement

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:57
Worries about soil quality led to the creation of a new farming movement in the UK in the 1940s

Only one in 50 people have nights free from light pollution

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:32
Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution.

Extinction Rebellion London protest: 290 arrested

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:04
Extinction Rebellion campaigners enter their third day of blocking traffic in central London.

TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:07
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.

Extinction Rebellion: What do they want and is it realistic?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:58
The UK needs to move to net zero CO2 emissions by 2025 say protestors but how hard would that be to achieve?