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New roads face Heathrow-style court action threat

3 hours 34 min ago
Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.

Telescopes detect 'biggest explosion since Big Bang'

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 01:42
The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.

Greta Thunberg: What does the teenage climate change activist want?

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:28
The Swedish teenager started a climate change protest that grew into a global movement of millions.

Leap years and why we need them

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:15
It's a leap year which means there's an extra day in the calendar - 29 February 2020. But why do we need it?

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 19:39
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.

PM gives green light to post-Brexit EU research deal

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 17:58
The UK will endeavour to continue in an EU science programme after Brexit.

China may send ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:30
The hungry ducks could be sent to eat the insects that are devouring crops in Pakistan, experts say.

Climate change: Pressure on big investors to act on environment

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 09:55
Investors are facing scrutiny like never before about what they're doing to tackle climate change.

Landscapes of chemical and biological warfare

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:10
A gallery of landscapes of UK chemical and biological weapon sites by photographer Dara McGrath.

'After the coral ban, I lost everything'

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:06
Thousands of Indonesian coral farms had to close after an export ban, but a policy U-turn offers hope.

Climate case may upset Heathrow third runway plans

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:03
A ruling will decide whether Heathrow's expansion plan should have taken the climate more into account.

Red pandas are two species, not one

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 22:16
The discovery comes from new research that could boost conservation plans.

Docking gives Intelsat telecoms satellite new lease of life

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 21:15
A shepherding spacecraft grabs an ageing telecoms satellite to help extend its mission life.

Virgin Galactic sees demand for space travel surge

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 05:54
Sir Richard Branson's firm says it is releasing more tickets for flights into space.

Underwater Photographer of the Year

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 01:13
The winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition 2020.

Red squirrels sniff out danger better than greys

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 00:42
A native predator of the red squirrel seems to be an unlikely ally in its battle with its grey rival.

Outdoor heaters: Paris campaigners want them banned

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 00:10
A campaign is under way in Paris to ban heaters due to concerns about their electricity use.

Climate change: Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 00:10
The price of tomatoes have skyrocketed in East Africa in recent weeks after floods ruined crops.

Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plains

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:59
The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.

Europe's Rosalind Franklin Mars rover to make 'pit stop' for repair

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:26
The Rosalind Franklin robot will be moved from Cannes to Turin to fix a fault on its solar panels.