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Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passion

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:28
Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:18
Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:42
The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:42
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:01
Tests on a bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in the first century AD.

Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:18
A team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban

Extinction Rebellion London activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn's home

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:51
Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves together outside the Labour leader's home.

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:00
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.

Confused about climate change? Talk to our chat bot

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:49
BBC News launches a chat bot to help users learn about climate change in weekly conversations.

Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:00
Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.

Spikes on trees in Oxford to 'stop bird poo'

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:28
A wildlife campaigner says he believes the spikes are to stop birds from messing on cars.

Worries about agrochemicals led to a new farming movement

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:57
Worries about soil quality led to the creation of a new farming movement in the UK in the 1940s

Light pollution not improving, says CPRE

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:32
Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution.

Extinction Rebellion London protest: 290 arrested

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:04
Extinction Rebellion campaigners enter their third day of blocking traffic in central London.

TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:07
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.

Extinction Rebellion: What do they want and is it realistic?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:58
The UK needs to move to net zero CO2 emissions by 2025 say protestors but how hard would that be to achieve?

The history of plastic in the sea

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:12
A metal box which has been dragged around the ocean first discovered a plastic bag sixty years ago.

Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:48
Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.

Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:26
Scientists from Scotland and France spent five months monitoring the secluded site in the Pyrenees.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protesters block roads

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:26
Extinction Rebellion targets central London in a global day of action against climate change.