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Major sewage pollution incidents increase

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 05:25
Rivers overall are getting cleaner, but water firms still need to do better, the Environment Agency says.

Killing rats could save coral reefs

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:00
Threatened reefs can be protected by eradicating destructive rats on tropical islands, scientists say.

Survey: Half of young people want electric cars

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:58
Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.

Using roads to make power and toilet paper

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:43
Can we use roads to generate power, make toilet paper and help increase the bee population?

Earliest evidence of humans outside Africa

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:31
Scientists say they've probably found the earliest evidence of a human presence outside Africa.

Sir David Attenborough: Getting UK polar ship ready for big day

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:30
Watch the 10,000-tonne hull of Britain's new polar ship being moved into position for launch.

'We can build a real time machine'

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:46
Travelling in time might sound like fantasy, but some physicists think it might really be possible.

Heatwave uncovers submerged history

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 01:03
Weeks of dry weather cause water levels at Spelga Dam to drop, exposing a hidden history.

Ancient bones reveal forgotten history of whales

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:52
Old whale bones suggest the origins of whale hunting may go back to the days of the Roman Empire.

On board the flying lab testing UK wildfire smoke

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:03
Victoria Gill joins scientists trying to find out how wildfires affect the air we breathe.

Israeli space probe to land on Moon in 2019

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 06:02
It will be the first privately-funded space probe to land on the lunar surface.

'Sir David Attenborough' ready for big splash

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 05:27
The UK's new £200m polar research ship is on the slipway ready to go in the River Mersey.

Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:36
Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions.

Legal EU ivory sales 'condemn elephants'

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:13
Campaigners find many legally sold antique ivory trinkets in Europe come from recently killed elephants.

What is Novichok?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:08
Laura Foster explains how the Novichok nerve agent works and what to do if you think you've been exposed to it.

Krill companies limit Antarctic fishing

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:26
The overwhelming majority of krill companies are to stop fishing in vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Cliff jumping: Lucky escape for boys after Llanberis rock fall

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 07:11
A boy who jumped off a cliff into water in Llanberis escaped injury when rocks fell in after him.

Nigel Farage criticised over photo with protected shark

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 06:39
"Depressed over Brexit. Went fishing," he posts alongside a photo of himself holding the protected species.

Electric cars: Charge points could be requirement in new build homes

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 01:11
Hundreds of thousands more charge points could be installed under plans from the transport secretary.

Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:43
A banned chemical used to make household insulation is implicated in damage to the ozone layer.