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Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 18:06
Forestry researchers condemn attempts to change the way carbon from trees is counted in Europe.

Inflatable whales used as training tool

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 01:30
Volunteer rescuers have been learning how to save marine creatures when they wash up on the beach.

Desert wall?

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 17:42
Science reporter Victoria Gill joins researchers in Arizona to find out how President Trump's wall could affect endangered desert wildlife.

Five robots that are changing everything

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 16:49
Nasa chief engineer Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu on the robots that are changing the world.

Divided desert: Wildlife and Trump's wall

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 16:39
How President Trump's "great wall" on US-Mexico border could affect endangered desert wildlife.

My 25-year project to photograph the world's animals

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:54
Wildlife photographer Joel Sartore has photographed more than 6,000 contained species so far. He explains why.

Genome pioneer John Sulston enters elite club

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:30
Sir John Sulston is elevated to the Companion of Honour in the Queen’s birthday list.

'Little sunfish' robot to swim in to Fukushima reactor

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:21
It'll be a tough journey - previous robots sent in to the ruined nuclear reactor didn't make it back.

Quantum leap

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:17
Chinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.

Air pollution plan 'unfair' on local authorities

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 02:43
Solving air pollution is a national not a local issue, says the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Airlander 10: World's longest aircraft hits highest altitude

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:01
The world's longest aircraft reached its highest altitude on its fourth test flight.

Dams could 'permanently damage Amazon'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:17
Scientists warn that hydroelectric dams in the Amazon could have a significant impact on the environment.

Ancient bird like 'a kangaroo-sized flying turkey'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 09:44
New details on an early megapode bird that lived alongside Australia's extinct giant marsupials.

Juncker rejects US climate deal re-negotiation

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:00
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU will not re-negotiate the Paris climate agreement.

'Bottled nature' helps ease dental pain

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 06:27
Taking a walk along a virtual-reality beach helps ease dental patients' discomfort, a study finds.

Rare black-tailed godwits released into wild at Welney

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:09
The 25 endangered black-tailed godwits were hand-reared to ensure their survival.

The battle for nesting sites among the birds and the bees

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 05:09
Competition for nesting sites could explain why some birds and bumblebees are declining faster than others.

Bee swarm swamps car in Hull

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 00:34
The owner of the vehicle said her family had all been stung by the 20,000 strong swarm.

Mass death of fish in US river

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:11
Thousands of dying and dead fish were found in a river leading to the Gulf of Mexico.

Bloodhound supersonic car set for October trials

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:07
The Bloodhound 1,000mph car will conduct some "slow speed" runs at Newquay airport in Cornwall.