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UK gets first new-style pylons in a century

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 12:24
The new style of electricity pylon is designed to reduce the impact on the local environment.

Ukraine war: UK moves to cut links with Russian science projects

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 08:00
Russia risks being scientifically isolated as partnerships with research institutes end, expert says.

Science and tech: The app founder inspiring kids

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 21:05
Pearce Jarrett is the founder of an award-winning app but didn't originally think it was a career for him.

Climate change: Can the Russian energy crisis help to curb global heating?

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 22:59
An energy strategy is due - but can it get the UK off Russian gas, cut bills and help the environment?

Climate change: EU unveils plan to end reliance on Russian gas

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 12:20
The EU Commission outlines an ambitious roadmap to cut imports of Russian gas by two thirds in a year.

Amazon rainforest reaching tipping point, researchers say

Mon, 03/07/2022 - 22:06
The world's largest rainforest is fast losing its ability to bounce back from human impacts, researchers say.

Abandoned rocket 'hits the Moon' - scientists

Fri, 03/04/2022 - 09:42
The Moon's far side should now have a new crater after being hit by a large chunk of space junk.

OneWeb: UK satellite firm suspends use of Russian rockets

Thu, 03/03/2022 - 07:11
The board of London-based OneWeb, part-owned by the UK government, votes to stop using Soyuz rockets.

Unite against climate change - Ukraine scientist

Wed, 03/02/2022 - 22:46
A leading climate expert says the Ukraine invasion is closing the window of opportunity to curb global warming.

Plastic pollution: Green light for 'historic' treaty

Wed, 03/02/2022 - 11:14
Nearly 200 countries agree to start negotiations on a global treaty to tackle the plastic "crisis".

UK allows emergency use of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticide

Tue, 03/01/2022 - 16:41
The UK government has authorised the emergency use of a type of pesticide almost entirely banned in the EU because of the harm it can cause to bees.

Elon Musk's Starlink arrives in Ukraine but what next?

Tue, 03/01/2022 - 14:26
The SpaceX founder sends Starlink dishes to Ukraine but how do they work and how might they be used?

Wildfires may slow recovery of ozone layer - study

Mon, 02/28/2022 - 22:08
Smoke from Australian wildfires affects the layer that shields the Earth from harmful UV rays.

Supreme Court hears case that may derail Biden's climate plan

Mon, 02/28/2022 - 16:15
The justices heard an appeal from 19 mostly Republican-led states, led by coal state West Virginia.

Climate change: IPCC report warns of ‘irreversible’ impacts of global warming

Mon, 02/28/2022 - 08:00
IPCC scientists outline a harrowing summary of climate impacts already hurting people and species.

Government climate advisers say cut fossil fuels to lower energy bills

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 00:22
The government's climate change advisers say new oil and gas in the North Sea would not lower bills.