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Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive clothes recycling

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:00
Clothing brands and retailers should pay per item to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme, MPs say.

'Hundreds' of badgers illegally killed each year in NI

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 19:23
Badger baiting: 'Hundreds' illegally killed every season in Northern Ireland

Plastic waste - what Neath pupils think

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 17:46
What do these Neath pupils think of plastic waste after a beach clean-up?

ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 12:30
X-ray images reveal the inner workings of a variety of different species at ZSL London Zoo.

Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 02:32
Campaigners say retailers want fees to apply only to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.

Clothing conscience

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 01:15
How sustainable are your fashion habits? Take our quiz.

AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 17:29
Techniques used to analyse data are producing misleading and often wrong results, critics say.

Call to ban killer robots in wars

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:28
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winning

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:49
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:00
Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.

Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:15
Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:02
Students in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government.

Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:55
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.

BP: Plastic ban 'could have unintended consequences'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:13
The oil and gas company believes a prohibition on single-use plastic could increase CO2, but is that true?

Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:26
A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.

Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:26
New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk.

Climate strike: Why are students striking and will it have an impact?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:08
Across the UK, students are set to take part in a climate strike, but will it make a difference?

Eagle rescued after huge ice ball grows on its tail

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:58
A bald eagle had to be rescued after a 20cm ice ball grew on its tail.

LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:47
The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.

Cambridge anglers win fish loss compensation

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:12
Anglian Water admits ammonia discharge from a recycling unit killed big bream in the River Cam.