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Macron to US Congress: 'There is no Planet B'

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:03
The French president received more than one standing ovation in his remarks to Congress on climate change.

An unusually late start to the season for USA's Tornado Alley

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:02
Things are unusually quiet in Oklahoma and Kansas this year as 2018 could see the latest start to the tornado season on record.

Galileo: UK plan to launch rival to EU sat-nav system

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 03:57
The UK is looking at its own sat-nav system if the EU locks it out of Galileo because of Brexit.

Fancy a French farm for free?

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:47
This Brittany farm could be available to someone who will preserve its traditional methods.

GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:57
Scientists have modified a plant's genes to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping meet the large global demand.

Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:09
Discovery prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released back into the oceans.

How to revive drowsy bees

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 06:50
A vet gives advice on how to assist dehydrated bumblebees emerging from hibernation.

Rotten egg gas around planet Uranus

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:05
The planet Uranus has clouds made up of hydrogen sulphide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their unpleasant smell.

Environment prize goes to Flint water activist

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:57
An activist who helped expose a water crisis in a US town has been awarded a prestigious environment prize.

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:27
New York City's ex-mayor pledges $4.5m to help cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris accord.

'Exploding ant' species found in South East Asia

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:08
The newly discovered canopy-dwelling ants are nicknamed after their bizarre defensive behaviour.

Why I live in a plastic bottle castle

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:52
The man building a four-storey castle out of recycled plastic bottles.

Hemsby: Clifftop home destroyed erosion spanning 40 years

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:15
Erosion of the cliff at Hemsby, Norfolk, has left 18 homes uninhabitable over the past five years.

Nasa engineer: Three facts about landing on Mars

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:29
A Nasa flight analyst explains three things you need to know about going to Mars.

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:13
The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.

The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:04
The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:08
People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:48
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.

ExoMars: Getting ready to drive on the Red Planet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 04:03
Engineers finish assembly of the test model for Europe's ExoMars rover mission.

National Trust needs to be 'radical'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:27
The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.