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Wild birds at risk even as avian flu measures end

Tue, 04/18/2023 - 05:13
Poultry can now be kept outdoors in the UK but experts are on alert for a new influx in wild birds.

What is Elon Musk's Starship all about?

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 12:44
Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a ship that could transform space travel.

Virgin Orbit boss blasts leaders in parting email

Wed, 04/05/2023 - 06:19
Tony Gingiss, chief operating officer at the rocket firm, tells staff they "deserved better".

Plymouth scientist Imogen Napper: Why I joined battle to beat space junk

Fri, 03/31/2023 - 02:11
Space debris falling to Earth puts fighting orbiting debris into sharp focus for Plymouth scientist.

Claude Lorius: Pioneering French climate change scientist dies aged 91

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 02:37
His expeditions to Antarctica helped prove that humans were responsible for global warming.

Commercial development of gene-edited food now legal in England

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 12:30
The law has changed to allow the commercial development and sale of gene-edited food in England.

What is gene-edited food and is it safe to eat?

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 12:19
Gene-edited food can now be developed and sold in England, but not in the rest of the UK.

Living with water pollution in Guatemala

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 02:20
A look at one waterway clogged with rubbish as the UN global water summit takes place.

California battles heavy floods, high winds and rain

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 14:46
At least two people are dead after a severe storm hit the state's central and southern coast.

UN warns against 'vampiric' global water use

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 01:16
A new report warning of "endemic" water scarcity is released ahead of a three-day water summit.

Ending sewage dumping will mean higher water bills - report

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 23:09
The House of Lords report blames government, regulator and water companies for pollution.

Badger tunnels halt traffic on Dutch railways

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 20:36
Trains in the north and south of the Netherlands are affected, with some services stopping for a week.

UN climate report: Scientists release 'survival guide' to avert climate disaster

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 15:22
Technology is providing solutions but the climate forecast is worsening, scientists say in major report.

Five things we've learned from UN climate report

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 15:14
BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath outlines the key takeaways from the latest IPCC report.

Extreme weather: What is it and how is it connected to climate change?

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 07:04
Heatwaves, wildfires, floods and droughts highlight how extreme weather is linked to climate change.

'A village's goodwill saved me from life on the streets'

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 23:20
A new report has found that rough sleeping and homelessness has increased across the English countryside

How slimmed-down websites can cut their carbon emissions

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 21:01
Businesses are discovering tweaks that can dramatically reduce the environmental impact of their websites.

It's the best job on the planet, says new Nasa chief

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 03:05
Dr Nicola Fox, originally from Hertfordshire, is the first woman to become Nasa's head of science.

Ocean treaty: Historic agreement reached after decade of talks

Sun, 03/05/2023 - 00:55
Countries have reached a landmark agreement to help put 30% of the world's oceans into protection.