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Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:01
A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.

Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 03:36
Only two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.

Scraping out the London sewers by hand

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:25
Fitted with a body camera, a sewer engineer tries to remove a blockage.

How do you build the next-generation internet?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:01
What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?

Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeowners

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:30
The changes are part of the Clean Growth Plan to reduce the UK's greenhouse emissions.

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:00
Rising global emissions of some chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.

Asteroid close approach to test warning systems

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 23:43
A house-sized asteroid passes close to Earth, allowing scientists to rehearse future strike threats.

Satellites spy Antarctic 'upside-down ice canyon'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 01:03
An Antarctic ice shelf is shown to have a deep gorge cut in its underside by warm ocean water.

Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:36
Past mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists.

Why British scientists are watching Iceland's volcanoes

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:43
A team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.

Clothed in green

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:05
We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion's environmental footprint?

Siberian blue robin excites bird watchers in Orkney

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:27
The sighting in North Ronaldsay is believed to be the first time an adult male Siberian blue robin has been seen in the UK.

'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:49
Black carbon trapped in the feathers of songbirds gives new insight into historic US air quality.

New evidence on how birds took to the air

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:47
Key modifications for flight happened as early as 120 million years ago, a fossil discovery suggests.

British mission to giant A-68 berg approved

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:34
UK scientists will take a ship to explore waters exposed by a huge new iceberg in the Antarctic.

Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:00
Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.

Blue sky thinking

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 16:08
British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Australia's solar challenge begins

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 21:14
Teams from around the world are competing on solar cars in an epic transcontinental race.

Swallowtail butterfly could benefit from Papua New Guinea project

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:23
A conservation project in Papua New Guinea could help secure the future for Britain's biggest butterfly.

Red deer rut 'spectacle' draws visitors to RSPB Minsmere

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 04:34
RSPB Minsmere has about 200 red deer, one of the largest wild herds outside Scotland.