BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Protesters suspended from a bridge in Houston

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:38:56 GMT

The group staged a protest from a bridge in Texas ahead of the Democratic debate.

Plastic packaging: How are supermarkets doing?

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:20:29 GMT

The UK needs to move away from all single-use packaging, say MPs. But have supermarkets got the message?

Climate change: Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence'

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 21:35:09 GMT

The massive ice sheet covering Greenland may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists say.

Heathrow drone protest: Five arrested over planned disruption

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:19:23 GMT

The co-founder of activist group Extinction Rebellion is among those held in "pre-emptive" raids.

Defeat malaria in a generation - here's how

Sun, 08 Sep 2019 23:17:28 GMT

The world could be free of malaria by 2050, says a major report that sets out the road to eradication.

Can solar power shake up the energy market?

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:38:39 GMT

The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

Research on postmen's testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:25:16 GMT

Fertility experts find that the left testicle is warmer, but only when a man has his clothes on.

Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:58:46 GMT

It's the most powerful greenhouse gas you've never heard of, and levels in the atmosphere are soaring.

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:27:45 GMT

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:55:53 GMT

A smoky haze has blanketed the region, an annual phenomenon that affects millions of people.

2019 ozone hole could be smallest in three decades

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:49:38 GMT

The deep thinning in Earth's protective atmospheric layer is not as extensive as it normally is.

Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:13:41 GMT

They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures.

Bloodhound Diary: Do the maths

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:06:59 GMT

The approaching high-speed trials will help validate the assumptions that went into building the world's fastest car.

'Cocktail of pollutants' found in dolphins in English Channel

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:18:09 GMT

One of Europe's largest dolphin populations needs special protection from marine pollution, say scientists.

The 'zombie fungus' and the climbing dead

Sun, 08 Sep 2019 23:03:38 GMT

Marvel at some of the highly commended images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Lovers of Modena skeletons holding hands were both men

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:39:42 GMT

The male skeletons, buried in Roman times, have been holding hands for around 1,500 years.

Farmers 'misunderstand' Wales rewilding project

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:04:15 GMT

Plans to restore ecosystems in the countryside will support landowners, its director says.

Deep sea habitats survey spots shipwreck off Orkney

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:00:25 GMT

The ship is believed to be a cargo vessel sunk by a submarine during World War Two.

Make-upís Big Palm Oil Secret

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 23:14:06 GMT

Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about whatís in her make-up, and find out whether thereís a sustainable way of producing the oil used.

Australia bushfires are now 'hotter and more intense'

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:51:15 GMT

Scores of fires are raging across Australia's east coast, and the fire season has only just begun.

Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:54:48 GMT

The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UKís former chief scientist.

World 'losing battle against deforestation'

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:44:05 GMT

A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation and curbing dangerous carbon dioxide emissions has failed, according to a report.

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:14:20 GMT

Defence chiefs want a batch of small spacecraft able to see the Earth's surface in all weathers.

Detecting a lethal poison in drinking water

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 23:16:08 GMT

Scientists hope a new test will help millions of people in Bangladesh avoid arsenic in their water.

Big Butterfly Count: Fine weather boosts species in UK

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:40:54 GMT

Survey finds many common species of butterfly enjoyed a good summer this year.

The day the dinosaurs' world fell apart

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:50:13 GMT

Scientists reconstruct the seconds, minutes and hours following the dino-killing asteroid impact.

Water found for first time on 'potentially habitable' planet

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:36:39 GMT

Astronomers discover water in the atmosphere of a "habitable" planet orbiting a distant star.

Has another interstellar visitor been found?

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:14:46 GMT

An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that could have come from a distant star.

Climate change: Five ways to be resilient

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:35:33 GMT

The Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science say the world urgently needs to be made more "climate change resilient".

Is Jordan running out of water?

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:06:22 GMT

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by rising temperatures Ė and itís predicted to get worse.