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Water scarcity: Five ways to avert a water crisis

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 23:13
In the coming decade, billions could face a critical shortage of water. Here's what we can do about it.

Sharks and rays to be given new international protections

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 15:26
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, many for shark fin soup.

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 16:21
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 11:02
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 08:06
The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 00:10
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 23:37
How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

Gloucestershire man walks tortoise to the pub every day

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:26
Nancy Drew the tortoise has become famous around Tewkesbury, with people loving to stop and say hello.

Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:21
It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:43
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

'I will give my last drop of blood for this forest'

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:05
Members of Brazil's Mura tribe vow to defend their land, as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest.

Pigs' emotions could be read by new farming technology

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:18
New technology has been developed to detect how happy the animals are.

Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:53
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.

Fake news is 'reinforced by false memories'

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:07
Research during Ireland's abortion referendum highlights risks for social networks.

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 12:54
The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:01
The robot, named Fedor, will perform daily tasks during its 10 days on the International Space Station.

Microplastics in water pose ‘no apparent health risk’

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 06:01
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:24
Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology

Hampshire lab tests water quality every day of the year

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:08
A Hampshire lab tests tap water quality for 2.2 million people across the south east every day.

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:01
MPs say people will have to stop driving if the UK is to meet its Zero Carbon goals by 2050.