BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Russian anti-satellite test adds to worsening problem of space debris

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 17:50:24 GMT

Russia has destroyed one of its own satellites in orbit, prompting international condemnation.

Roman mosaic and villa complex found in Rutland farmer's field

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:47:04 GMT

The mosaic, part of a villa complex, is said to be one of the most significant found in Britain.

Upcoming Moon missions spur the search for new spacesuits

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:08:00 GMT

Nasa has asked the private sector to design new spacesuits that can be used on the Moon.

How much nuclear power does the UK use and is it safe?

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 16:25:56 GMT

Nuclear power is being promoted as a source of 'clean' energy, but is it safe?

Nasa Dart asteroid spacecraft: Mission to smash into Dimorphos space rock launches

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 06:38:48 GMT

A spacecraft has started its journey as it aims to deliberately nudge an asteroid off course.

Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos unveils plans for 'space business park'

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 03:04:48 GMT

His space company Blue Origin hopes its venture will replace the International Space Station.

Australia declares La Niña phenomenon has begun

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:19:41 GMT

The climate pattern can lead to significant weather changes in different parts of the world.

The art of a great urban wildlife photo

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 00:11:34 GMT

Andrew Budziak spends his nights photographing the animals of Toronto, Canada.

What is hydrogen energy and why is it important?

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:23:54 GMT

The BBC’s Roger Harrabin takes a look at the tech behind hydrogen energy and its green potential.

Universities to combat race bias in research

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 03:47:05 GMT

English universities begin programmes to attract more ethnic minority students into research.

The photographer fighting to keep the America's wild horses wild

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:18:58 GMT

A photographer is using her art to inspire, hoping to keep the iconic animals at home on the range.

Nasa's Moon return pushed back to 2025

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 08:55:06 GMT

The first Nasa mission to return to the surface of the Moon has been delayed by one year to 2025.

COP26: The truth behind the new climate change denial

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:07:06 GMT

The climate claims that went viral – and what you need to know about them.

Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 09:47:31 GMT

The figures come after Brazil promised to end the practice by 2030 during the COP climate summit.

How green was the COP26 climate summit?

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 06:15:22 GMT

A report has suggested the carbon footprint of the Glasgow summit is more than double that of COP25.

Cape Town's Day Zero: 'We are axing trees to save water'

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:33:46 GMT

Cape Town, on South Africa's coast, was the first global city to come close to running out of water.

IBM claims advance in quantum computing

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:16:08 GMT

The company unveils an advanced "quantum" processor that's part of an effort to build super-fast computers.

'I've seen irreversible change but hope too for planet'

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:05:49 GMT

Over decades, correspondent David Shukman has seen climate change become our most important issue.

Climate change: What did the scientists make of COP26?

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:09:32 GMT

Scientists applaud some COP26 policies but fear measures don't go far enough and won’t be delivered.

COP26: How much is spent supporting fossil fuels and green energy?

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 10:27:42 GMT

Despite green energy investment promises, many governments still financially back the fossil fuel industry.

The space telescopes inspired by lobsters

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:02:00 GMT

By mimicking the way lobsters’ eyes work, scientists have designed new X-ray space telescopes that can survey much larger areas.

COP26: What was agreed at the Glasgow climate conference?

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 13:28:34 GMT

A crucial climate change summit has been held in the UK which could change our lives.

Seven ways to curb climate change

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:04:51 GMT

What are the practical things countries need to do in order to tackle climate change?

Orion: Nasa's Moon-ship is attached to SLS megarocket

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:19:15 GMT

Nasa's next-generation spaceship is attached to the rocket that will launch it to the Moon.

COP26: Climate activists on what change means for them

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:34:37 GMT

Climate activists from the Philippines, the UK and Argentina take questions on climate change.

Six ways shoebox-sized satellites are trying to change the world

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 00:10:20 GMT

The CubeSat began as an educational tool but is now helping out humanity

COP26: Flooding lessons from Hull, a city below sea level

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 06:30:23 GMT

Hull has been at COP26 to share its innovative approach to tackling flood threats with the world.

Can California save itself from the flames?

Sat, 13 Nov 2021 03:23:23 GMT

Unprecedented drought and heat, combined with bad land management, have culminated in historic wildfires.

Signs of first planet found outside our galaxy

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 19:49:57 GMT

Astronomers have found hints of what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy.

COP26: How might decisions at the climate summit change our lives?

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 11:47:04 GMT

The changes made at COP26 in Glasgow could have implications for the way we live.

Climate change: How could a 2050 weather forecast look?

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 22:38:05 GMT

The future climate could be determined by the level of emissions in the coming years.

Germany signals shift to green economy

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:04:49 GMT

Olaf Scholz will head a three-party coalition with broad plans for transition to a green economy.

The man turning cities into giant sponges to embrace floods

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:53:22 GMT

Yu Kongjian's sponge city, based on ancient Chinese wisdom, seeks to change how we deal with floods.

Neutrino result heralds new chapter in physics

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 16:46:12 GMT

A new chapter in physics is here, says a team that hunted for a key building block of the Universe.

Climate change: Seven ways to spot businesses greenwashing

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 23:58:05 GMT

Firms often claim they are eco-friendly but how can you check they are as green as they make out?

COP26: Time to sober up

Sun, 07 Nov 2021 00:39:19 GMT

There's been progress - but huge hurdles remain to be cleared in the final week of talks in Glasgow.

Polluting greenhouse gases being sold online and smuggled to UK

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 12:01:57 GMT

Experts say hydrofluorocarbons, which are used in fridges and aerosols, make global warming worse.