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Norfolk's 'unique' purple sea sponge named by schoolgirl

7 hours 46 min ago
The sponge species was unnamed for a decade before nine-year-old Sylvie suggested Parpal Dumplin.

Climate Check, from BBC Weather

17 hours 13 min ago
With record high CO2 levels and destructive tornadoes, Ben Rich has more on extreme weather around the globe this spring.

Fukushima: Japan approves releasing wastewater into ocean

18 hours 34 min ago
Most experts say it's a normal and safe practice but environmentalists and locals are not happy.

World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:49
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.

Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:07
The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features.

France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:04
MPs vote to stop flights where the journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours.

Yuri Gagarin: Sixty years since the first man went into space

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 23:38
The BBC speaks to the woman who, as a child, witnessed Yuri Gagarin's return to Earth 60 years ago.

Why India and Nepal's forest fires are worrying scientists

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 23:11
Activists say authorities in India and Nepal seem underprepared to fight forest fires.

Would you wear 'Iron Man' body armour?

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 23:00
The market for exoskeletons - high-tech external body support systems - is tipped to grow strongly.

Saving green turtles... by cooling their eggs

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 23:03
Warmer sand temperatures from climate change are leading to way more females being hatched than males.

COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow summit should be postponed

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:20
The climate campaigner is concerned about the impact of Covid on attendance at the Glasgow summit.

Ocean noise: Study to measure the oceans' 'year of quiet'

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 06:36
Marine scientists set out to study the 'year of the quiet ocean' following the pandemic.

Is Netflix's Seaspiracy film right about fishing damaging oceans?

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 23:19
Are the activities of the fishing industry destroying the world's oceans as a new film suggests?

Climate change: Electric trucks 'can compete with diesel ones'

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 20:12
Heavy goods vehicles powered by batteries can compete with diesel ones, say researchers.

Deep sea mining to help make electric vehicles

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:50
Many companies want to exploit deep sea minerals but campaigners warn it could damage fragile ecosystems.

Rare blood clots - what you need to know

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:07
We take a look at why these unusual clots happen and when they occur.

Secrets of gorilla communication laid bare

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 15:01
Scientists reveal how male gorillas tell others how big and strong they are by chest beating.

Study says bitcoin could derail China's climate change targets

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 04:45
Bitcoin emissions in China exceed the total emissions of the Czech Republic and Qatar, study says.

'Exciting' Stone Age discoveries in the Cairngorms

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:47
Rare clues to Mesolithic life in Scotland's mountains add to evidence previously found in Perthshire and Dumfries.

Extinction fears drive The Wildlife Trusts' re-wilding campaign

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 15:27
The Wildlife Trusts says it wants 30% of UK land and sea to be set aside for nature by 2030.