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Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated'

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 16:06
Scientists put new numbers of Chinese trees' ability to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Great Barrier Reef: Scientists find reef taller than Empire State Building

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:01
Standing 500m (1,640ft) tall, the "blade-like" reef was found off Australia's far north.

Fears over 'weakening' of UK green watchdog

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:08
Campaigners fear that a body designed to protect the environment is being undermined.

Deep-diving whale dies after swimming up river

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 15:04
Rescuers made a "sterling effort" to save the 21ft-long animal found in a tributary of the River Clyde near Glasgow Airport.

Viral photo sparks concerns about Indonesia's 'Jurassic Park'

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 08:56
The viral image has raised questions about the conservation impact on the animal native to Indonesia.

Beached: Can rescuers save this dolphin in time?

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 00:33
Hundreds of dolphins beach each year, but this US team has dramatically improved survival rates

Water on the Moon could sustain a lunar base

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 16:02
The "unambiguous detection of water" will boost Nasa's hopes of establishing a lunar base.

Climate change: 'Dangerous and dirty' used cars sold to Africa

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 09:48
Millions of polluting and unsafe used cars from rich nations are exported to Africa and Asia.

Fantastic beasts in the real world and where to find them

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 09:04
London's Natural History Museum is set to stage one of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history.

The explosive problem of 'zombie' batteries

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 08:07
Batteries that power mobile phones and other devices are causing fires because they are not disposed of properly.

'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 10:40
The Asian giant hornets can wipe out a colony of honeybees in hours.

Climate change: Technology no silver bullet, experts tell PM

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 08:21
Boris Johnson's techno-optimism ignores the need for big societal changes, experts warn.

Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 09:55
The Osiris-Rex spacecraft collected so much rock from asteroid Bennu that bits are leaking out.

HS2: Moving ancient woodland habitat for rail line flawed, ecologists say

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 03:33
Soil is being moved to new sites but ecologists question whether the process is effective.

Norway funds satellite map of world's tropical forests

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 17:00
Norway pays for a monthly satellite dataset to track the state of the world's tropical forests.