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Climate Change: Tough questions at first UK assembly

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:46
Members of the public from a range of backgrounds gather for the UK's first climate change assembly.

Global Talent visa: New system to keep UK 'open to talented scientists'

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 02:22
Boris Johnson hails the UK as "open to the most talented minds" with quicker route in for scientists.

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:06
The naturalist speaks at a newly-formed citizens' assembly examining how the UK cuts emissions.

Wales a haven for wildlife - but for how long?

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 00:15
It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.

Canadian start-up GHGSat to make global methane map

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:12
A private company tracing methane emissions is building a global map of the gas in Earth's atmosphere.

Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:22
Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:26
They were cooked in a special oven at the International Space Station - but are yet to be tasted.

Climate change: 'We're not perfect', says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:51
Actor Marion Cotillard says even remote places like "pristine" Antarctica are being harmed by humans.

Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:01
The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

Iguanas falling from trees in Florida

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 22:35
As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.

What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:35
He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".

Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:04
Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat.

Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 01:01
Taxes may be needed to curb eating meat and dairy in the effort to combat climate change.

Wanted - volunteers to monitor Britain's growing slug population

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:53
The first survey in decades will look at the 40 or more species thought to be living in Britain.

Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:32
The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.

Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 20:12
EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 19:56
At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"

Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white'

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 19:36
Acute stress damages stem cells that control hair and skin colour, a study suggests.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:21
The heir to the throne calls for a "paradigm shift" in the way the world deals with climate change.

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:24
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.