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Dog health: Don't buy a bulldog until breed is reshaped, vets plead

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 21:37
A study finds the English bulldog has double the health risks of other dogs.

Climate change: Rising sea levels threaten 200,000 England properties

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 21:30
A report indicates that lots of houses in England could be lost to flooding in the coming decades.

Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 14:19
An animal rights group was seeking legal means to have the elephant moved from a zoo to a sanctuary.

Climate change: New fossil fuel funding is 'delusional' says UN chief

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 04:50
UN chief Antonio Guterres warns that the rush to find new sources of coal, oil and gas is a major mistake.

Falklands War: Digging for physical memories on Mt Tumbledown

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 21:06
Archaeologists and veterans survey the remains of the Falklands War's decisive final battle.

Huge plan to map the DNA of all life in British Isles

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 20:02
Scientists are planning to sequence the genomes of all species, including plants, animals, fungi, found in Britain and Ireland.

Frog bones found in Cambridgeshire Iron Age ditch baffle experts

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 13:32
More than 8,000 frog and toad bones found in a single ditch is "extraordinary", baffled experts say.

Food strategy criticised by government's own adviser

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 11:11
England's future food strategy is released amid criticism from campaigners that it lacks ambition.

Scotland and UK governments split over gene-edited food

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 16:26
The food should not be "forced" on Scottish markets by a new UK bill, a government minister says.

Love Island: Second hand clothes and the trouble with fast fashion

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 05:15
As Love Island contestants get dressed in second-hand clothes, can fashion ever be eco-friendly?

Elephant tusk ivory sold on eBay a decade after self-imposed ban

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 23:28
Sellers simply call ivory by other names including 'bovine bone', investigation shows.

Europe's 'largest ever' predator dinosaur found on Isle of Wight

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 08:00
University of Southampton palaeontologists identify the remains of a dinosaur measuring 32ft.

James Webb Space Telescope hit by tiny meteoroid

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 05:34
Nasa says the incident is not expected to limit the mission's overall performance.

Climate change: Ukraine war prompts fossil fuel 'gold rush' - report

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 05:12
Russia's invasion of Ukraine and soaring gas prices have led to new greenhouse gas emitting projects, researchers say.

Antarctica: Southern Ocean floor mapped in greatest ever detail

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 21:42
A new map traces the shape of the remote ocean bed surrounding Antarctica.

Bonn climate conference: World is "cooked" if we carry on with coal, US says

Sun, 06/05/2022 - 20:09
US climate envoy John Kerry says the war in Ukraine is no excuse to prolong global reliance on coal.

China's plans to go to the Moon, Mars and beyond

Sun, 06/05/2022 - 20:01
China plans to put astronauts on the Moon and send probes to Mars and Jupiter. Why the grand plans?

Shell's Jackdaw gas field given go-ahead by regulators

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 15:05
Shell says the field east of Aberdeen has the potential to produce 6.5% of Britain's gas output.

Could hydrogen ease Germany's reliance on Russian gas?

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 07:45
Why hydrogen might be one route for Germany to move away from dependence on Russian imports.

HSBC suspends banker over 'nut job' climate comments, say reports

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 02:05
The banking giant has reportedly suspended its responsible investing leader Stuart Kirk.