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UK government to bring in new controls on plastic items

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:10
In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on plastic next year.

The effects of air pollution on human health

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:34
People with lung conditions describe the impact air pollution has on their health.

Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jams

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:14
Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%.

How a new diet for gassy cows is helping the environment

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 23:09
Colombian farmers are piloting a way of raising cows that's better for the environment.

Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 22:17
Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.

Is there a problem with salmon farming?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:10
Marine biologist and diver David Ainsley is concerned about the effect fish farms have on marine life.

Greenpeace activists inside boxes block BP headquarters

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:50
Those inside the containers have enough food and water to last them for a week, it is claimed.

Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:55
Wasps are seen as 'bothersome and pointless' and not given the attention they deserve - researchers.

Compassionate conservation is 'seriously flawed'

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:29
The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue.

What's it like to be bitten by a bedbug?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 23:05
The blood-sucking parasites have been around for at least 115 million years, according to a recent study.

Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:00
Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.

Spain alarmed by French bear's attacks on sheep

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:23
France released two brown bears in the Pyrenees - but one has now killed eight sheep in Spain.

Brazil's Vale warns another mining dam at risk of collapse

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:10
A mining dam could collapse as early as next week, months after a similar disaster killed 230 people.

Single mum's Nasa internship funded by strangers

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:22
A single mother almost missed out on a coveted Nasa internship until strangers stepped in to help.

Will India energy pledges lead to CO2 rise?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:32
India's political parties promise free electricity to farmers and ambitious infrastructure projects.

Crickets have hit the high street - can they save the planet?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:30
A London food chain is now including insects on its menu but can eating insects help save the planet?

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:04
The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:23
UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.

Plastic pollution: Flip-flop tide engulfs 'paradise' island

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:07
Up to a million shoes are among the tide of plastic debris washed up on an Australian island say scientists.

Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:35
Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now unstable, according to a new study.