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A plastic-free high street by 2042?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:42
Many high street stores use plastic to protect their fruit and vegetables.

Thirsty city

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:04
With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

How green are the Tories?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:15
Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.

Theresa May defends 'long-term' plastic waste plan

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:35
Campaigners say "emergency" action is needed now as the PM unveils a 25-year plastics crackdown.

Environment strategy aims to stop needless plastic waste

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:25
Theresa May launches a 25-year environmental plan, but green groups say it has no legal force.

Kitchen welfare

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:53
In Switzerland, lobsters must now be stunned before being boiled - but do they really feel pain?

Polar explorer Ben Saunders shares his top tips

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:52
Ben Saunders has led 13 expeditions since 2001 and has walked around 4,000 miles in skis.

Nasa rover Curiosity visits 'Scotland' on Mars

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:45
Curiosity has reached a part of the Red Planet with geology named after places across Scotland.

'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:45
A discrepancy in measurements of the Universe's expansion rate has now become "pretty serious".

Giant bat: Remains of extinct burrowing bat found in New Zealand

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:33
The newly found bat is said to be three times the size of an average bat today.

The Birmingham high street that cut air pollution

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:00
Local residents take part in a day-long experiment to cut traffic and improve air quality.

Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:59
Newly discovered fossils in Germany shed light on the emergence of butterflies and moths.

Light shed on mystery space radio pulses

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:48
Astronomers have fresh insight on a mysterious source of recurring radio pulses from space.

US offshore drilling: Florida wins exemption from Trump plan

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:24
Governor Rick Scott successfully fights off President Trump's plans, with more opposition expected.

Check your pollution

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:08
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

Plastic bag charge: 5p levy could be extended in England

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:06
Corner shops could be told to charge shoppers for single-use carrier bags under new government plans.

Flying telescope yields insights into birth of stars

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:47
A telescope inside a jumbo jet yields new insights on how stars are born from collapsing gas and dust.

Japanese astronaut sorry for 9cm ISS growth mistake

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:32
Norishige Kanai says he has actually grown 2cm in space in three weeks, blaming a measuring mistake.

A marine biologist says a humpback whale saved her from a shark

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:03
A marine biologist says a humpback whale saved her from a shark during a recent research expedition

How North Carolina's alligators are surviving the cold snap

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:16
The reptiles employ a clever trick when the water they live in freezes over