BBC News - Science & Environment
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Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed "for the beautification of Earth".
The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.
The island that inspired the National Trust has finally been gifted to the conservation charity.
The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump's policies.
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.
The government is to enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.
A third runway at Heathrow can only be justified if it does not breach climate change laws, MPs say.
Seven planets orbiting a single star have been discovered in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.
Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.
New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.
Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.