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Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 01:11
The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

Surprise discovery of rare plant at Norfolk 'ghost pond'

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 01:09
A rare wetland plant has reappeared after not being seen for more than a century.

Invasive quagga mussel found at Rutland Water and River Trent

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 15:56
Non-native quagga mussels, which can block pipes, have been discovered in the East Midlands.

AI 'doctor's assistant' among projects given £20m

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:03
The UK government awards £20m to 15 artificial intelligence research projects.

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 'dose error' explained

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 09:05
Some trial volunteers were given shots half the planned strength, so how does that affect the results?

Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 05:51
Archaeologists believe the bones are as old as 5,000 years and remarkably well preserved.

WWF vows to 'do more' after human rights abuse reports

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 18:09
The conservation charity is accused of working with guards who allegedly tortured and killed people.

Spending review 'undermines UK green vision'

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 18:08
The UK chancellor's spending review is accused of undermining the prime minister’s “green” vision.

SLS: Nasa 'megarocket' assembly begins in Florida

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 11:05
Nasa has stacked the first pieces of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

How sunshine can make the railways greener

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 01:12
The railways in the UK, Australia and India getting power from the sun in different ways.

Why Bhutan's Sakteng wildlife sanctuary is disputed by China

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 00:37
Tiny Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours China and India vie for territory.

Harrabin: Now will the Treasury go green?

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 22:43
As Boris Johnson is driving UK emissions down, is his chancellor preparing to drive them back up?

Elon Musk becomes world's second richest person

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:53
The tech billionaire overtakes Bill Gates after Tesla shares soar on S&P acceptance

Call for coronavirus screening at mink farms

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:52
Surveillance of farmed mink for coronavirus should be mandatory, says a top scientist.

Biden cabinet: John Kerry named climate envoy as inner circle get key posts

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:40
Joe Biden is nominating one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement as his climate envoy.

Charles Darwin: Notebooks worth millions lost for 20 years

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 05:55
Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches.

Chinese spacecraft sets off on Moon sample quest

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 21:14
The robotic Chang'e-5 mission aims to return the first lunar rocks to Earth in more than 40 years.

Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine is highly effective

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 20:09
The vaccine is cheaper than other options and easier to distribute around the world.

Climate change: Covid pandemic has little impact on rise in CO2

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:29
Despite the global lockdowns, overall greenhouse gas concentrations have continued to rise.

Covid vaccine update: When will one be ready?

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 08:24
Hopes are rising that an effective vaccine against Covid-19 will be available soon.