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Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 05:01
The Atlantic system that warms the UK is slowing down but this may cause even more heating.

Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:17
Engineers at Cammell Laird shipyard add the top six decks to the hull of the UK's new polar ship.

Theresa May announces new environment bill

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 02:11
PM commits to laws that will ensure environmental protection improves - but not everyone is convinced.

Antarctic seabed site gets protection after reporter's submarine trip

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:31
Video of a seabed filmed by a BBC journalist has helped the area get special protection.

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 06:25
Geologists classify the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.

Ecuador's colonial past 'written in soil'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:25
The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found.

The real cabbage soup diet: What Britons ate down the ages

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:34
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.

Are young people going cool on cars?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:34
More and more young people are living without the car. Will the government change its road-building plans?

Having all the fin

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:58
Research suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm.

Does Wales hold the key for saving the puffin from extinction?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:07
While the bird is dying out in parts of Europe, the population on one Welsh island is thriving.

The UK's history in space

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:08
The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space.

Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 04:28
Charred crumbs found in the Jordanian desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years.

UK to build record-breaking solar planes

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:16
The lightweight Zephyr aircraft could be used in communications and remote sensing.

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:06
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 22:48
Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.

Longleat prepares for arrival vulnerable Southern Koalas

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 09:18
It's hoped a breeding programme will help maintain numbers of the vulnerable species.

Nation's botanical treasures to go on display

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 17:58
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.

Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 08:17
Sir David Attenborough has launched the hull of the UK's newest polar ship, which is named after him.

Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 04:45
The hull of the ship, which the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface, is launched into the Mersey.

Horse sense: Happiest equines love to snort, says study

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:13
Snorting in horses is linked to a 'positive internal state', say scientists, and could improve animal welfare.