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Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

8 hours 54 min ago
The system of 78 mobile barriers has taken years to construct and its design goes back to the 1980s.

Nasa Mars rover Perseverance is attached to rocket

11 hours 56 min ago
The US space agency's next rover is placed atop of the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet.

European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland

14 hours 9 min ago
The European mammals will restore a rich habitat for local wildlife, conservationists say.

England's future water supplies at 'serious risk'

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 23:48
MPs warn some regions will run out of water within the next 20 years unless "urgent action" is taken.

Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 23:47
The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building.

Coronavirus: Dirty air 'on the rise again' in UK cities

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 16:23
As Britain eases out of its Covid-19 lockdown, nitrogen vehicle emissions look to be going back up.

Clean energy future 'is vital' - UN chief

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:44
The UN Secretary-General tells a meeting that it is "vital" the world moves towards clean energy.

JCB electric digger wins top MacRobert engineering prize

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:36
An all-electric construction vehicle from the Staffordshire firm wins this year's MacRobert Award.

Elon Musk says full self-driving Tesla tech 'very close'

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:59
A future software update could activate full "level-five" autonomy in cars, the Tesla founder says.

Extinction: One third of all lemurs 'on the brink'

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:37
A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".

Gorillas in Nigeria: World's rarest great ape pictured with babies

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:30
The sighting of young Cross River gorillas in Nigeria eases fears they will soon die out.

Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:54
The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.

Coronavirus: Is India the next global hotspot?

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 00:34
India's confirmed cases are going up rapidly, but it's not all bad news.

The tech behind Virgin Orbit's mission to space

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 23:14
Marc Cieslak looks at how Virgin Orbit plans to launch its rockets from a plane.

Evidence found of epic prehistoric Pacific voyages

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:15
New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.

Why are we 'milking' crabs for a coronavirus vaccine?

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:09
Horseshoe crab blood is used to help develop medicine, but some people want the practice stopped.

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:02
A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.

Coronavirus: WHO rethinking how Covid-19 spreads in air

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 06:33
The WHO has acknowledged there is evidence that Covid-19 can be spread by airborne particles.

New government unit to take over Covid response

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 00:37
There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.

Coronavirus: 'The masks you throw away could end up killing a whale'

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 23:00
As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more protective equipment is ending up in the sea.