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Why is climate 'doomism' going viral – and who's fighting it?

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 20:16
Climate "doomers" believe it’s far too late to do anything about climate change - but they're wrong.

Scottish spaceport's prototype rocket unveiled

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 03:52
The final version of the 19m-long Prime rocket is to be launched from a site in Sutherland.

Climate change: Airlines miss all but one target - report

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 20:39
Campaigners say the aviation industry cannot be relied on to tackle their role in climate change.

Climate change: 'Fifty-fifty chance' of breaching 1.5C warming limit

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 20:38
Scientists say there's now a strong chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C by 2026.

Climate change: Don't let doom win, project tells worriers

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 22:39
The BBC gets an exclusive look at a new project to help students deal with rising climate anxiety.

Orchards vanishing from the landscape, says National Trust

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 21:50
Orchards are in big decline, with an area the size of the Isle of Wight lost since 1900, research finds.

Climate change: Extreme weather warning systems for all 'in five years'

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 10:27
The UN wants to ensure that everyone on the planet is covered by early warning systems by 2027.

OneWeb to fly on competitor SpaceX's rockets

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 11:07
The London-based satellite internet firm turns to its US rival to get its spacecraft into orbit.

Climate change: 'Madness' to turn to fossil fuels because of Ukraine war

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 06:33
UN Secretary General says climate goals are in danger if countries turn to coal because of Ukraine.

Climate change: IPCC scientists to examine carbon removal in key report

Sun, 03/20/2022 - 21:53
There's likely to be a new emphasis on technology to suck CO2 from the air in IPCC report on mitigation.

Russia denies cosmonauts board space station in Ukrainian colours

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 16:13
The decision to ditch standard Russian uniforms was interpreted as a show of solidarity for Ukraine.

UK's safe level for tap water too high - scientists

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 22:00
Experts say the UK should reduce the amount of toxic "forever chemicals" allowed in drinking water.

Climate change: Wildfire smoke linked to Arctic melting

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 12:02
Researchers find that "brown carbon" from wildfire smoke is helping to melt Arctic snow and ice.

Climate change: Why weather changes worry Wales' 'wettest town'

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 11:13
People living in the area, which has Unesco World Heritage status, are being asked to adapt.

Could super-sized heat pumps make gas boilers extinct?

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 23:02
The cities turning to huge heat pumps to provide warmth to thousands of homes and businesses.

Climate Check

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 12:49
As the world's temperature warms, severe rainfall events are becoming more likely - and weather patterns like La Niña could be disrupted.

Scientists claim hairy black holes explain Hawking paradox

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 01:57
Researchers say they have solved one of science's biggest paradoxes, first identified by Prof Stephen Hawking.

Clean air: Campaigners criticise pace of new particles targets

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 17:18
But the government says particle standards will come in as quickly as is realistically possible.

Royal Society of Chemistry report says racism 'pervasive'

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 02:11
Racism is "pervasive" in chemical sciences, according to an investigation by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The neighbourhood leading a green energy revolution

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 00:14
A small area of Scotland is the home of a groundbreaking experiment to power homes with green hydrogen.