BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Vast sand scheme to protect Norfolk coast

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:02:04 GMT

Nearly two million cubic metres of sand is being shifted to a stretch of the Norfolk coast to protect it from the sea.

The Silicon Valley space race

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 01:29:05 GMT

The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.

Where were you when man first landed on the Moon?

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:48:56 GMT

Fifty years on, the 03:56 AM TV moment that was out of this world.

Iceland pilot whales: Dozens of dead mammals found beached

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 18:18:06 GMT

The pilot whales were spotted during a helicopter sightseeing tour over Longufjorur.

River Stour runs dry in drought in Constable Country

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:03:25 GMT

The Environment Agency takes steps to refill a river featured in some of the UK's best-loved paintings.

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:53:35 GMT

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).

How Apollo 11 brought humanity together

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:40:38 GMT

An endeavour which was born out of conflict ended by bringing the entire world together, at least for a moment.

The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:43:49 GMT

The minutes before landing were tense, as fuel was feared to be low and connections were lost between the lunar module and mission control.

Red List: Extinction threat to overlooked species

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:02:09 GMT

Fish, snails and fungi join a list of threatened species, as conservationists say small, slimy species have been overlooked.

Neil Armstrong's son talks about the Moon landing

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:48:27 GMT

Mark Armstrong talks about his father, and the first ever Moon landing 50 years ago.

Artificial lionfish powered by ‘robotic blood’

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:19:03 GMT

The circulatory system fitted to the synthetic fish allows it to be powered for about 40 hours.

Moon landings: What was the 1969 Apollo 11 mission?

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:52:18 GMT

It's 50 years since the first ever manned landing on the Moon - what was involved?

Should I offset my summer holiday flights?

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:14:52 GMT

As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?

Big Butterfly Count: Which common UK species to look for

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:45:40 GMT

The public is being urged to spend 15 minutes in a sunny spot for the world's biggest butterfly survey.

Mumbai rains: Is India's weather becoming more extreme?

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:20:47 GMT

With Mumbai seeing its heaviest rain in a decade, Reality Check looks at India's extreme weather patterns.

Russia's Sirius Moon project leaves crew hungry for steak

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:31:51 GMT

Four Russians and two Nasa engineers emerge from four months in a Moscow "spacecraft".

Bioluminescent plankton hunters capture 'magical' glow

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:12:55 GMT

Photographers and nature lovers capture the natural phenomenon that lights up the sea.

Women in science: Smashing glass ceilings and glass walls

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 23:20:16 GMT

From pushing boundaries to defying stereotypes - five women who are breaking barriers in science.

Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:17:52 GMT

The Extinction Rebellion group is holding climate protests across the UK.

Israel mosque find: Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old ruins in desert

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:03:25 GMT

Researchers say the mosque, dating from the 7th or 8th century, would be a rare find anywhere.

'Restore UK bogs' to tackle climate change

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:23:29 GMT

Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change.

Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:16:13 GMT

The $145m Chandrayaan-2 aims to become the first space mission to land on the Moon's south pole.

Johnson and Hunt told no-deal Brexit 'threat to research'

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:33:55 GMT

The Royal Society tells the Tory leadership candidates the UK collaborates more with the EU than the US.

Why blue jeans are going green

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 23:16:06 GMT

A growing number of denim producers are embracing environmentally-friendly production methods.

Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:13:50 GMT

Pesticides are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.

Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:01:01 GMT

MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.

Sounding alert about vanishing US coastlines

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:55:48 GMT

A new photography book captures the environmental threat to America's coastal region.

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 23:43:18 GMT

Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?

Teen kayaker clocks up 100 miles in Norfolk Broads clean-up

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 02:39:44 GMT

Will Darling has paddled more than 100 miles in his search for rubbish.

Predator Free 2050: New Zealand ramps up plan to purge all pests

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 23:05:24 GMT

New Zealand digs in with its controversial plan to protect native species by wiping out all predators.

Why 3D printing could be key to a Moon base

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 23:21:37 GMT

Construction materials, ceramics and food could all one day be printed on the lunar surface.

Cigarette butts in soil hamper plant growth, study suggests

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:17:17 GMT

A study suggests the butts make up the most pervasive form of plastic pollution on the planet.

Apollo 11: Few indoor loos, but there was a man on the Moon

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:06:25 GMT

Fifty years ago, James Burke was one of the presenters leading the BBC's live coverage of the Moon landing.