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Last feed update: Tuesday February 19th, 2019 02:37:50 AM

Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive clothes recycling

Tuesday February 19th, 2019 12:00:18 AM
Clothing brands and retailers should pay per item to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme, MPs say.

Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Monday February 18th, 2019 02:32:50 AM
Campaigners say retailers want fees to apply only to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

Thursday February 14th, 2019 05:49:54 PM
The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays

Monday February 18th, 2019 12:30:38 PM
X-ray images reveal the inner workings of a variety of different species at ZSL London Zoo.

AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'

Saturday February 16th, 2019 05:29:50 PM
Techniques used to analyse data are producing misleading and often wrong results, critics say.

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Friday February 15th, 2019 10:00:46 PM
Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.

Call to ban killer robots in wars

Friday February 15th, 2019 11:28:11 PM
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.

BP: Plastic ban 'could have unintended consequences'

Friday February 15th, 2019 05:13:24 PM
The oil and gas company believes a prohibition on single-use plastic could increase CO2, but is that true?

Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

Friday February 15th, 2019 12:26:22 PM
A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

Friday February 15th, 2019 07:02:35 PM
Students in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government.

Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

Friday February 15th, 2019 06:55:53 PM
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.

LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade

Friday February 15th, 2019 12:47:20 AM
The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.

Cambridge anglers win fish loss compensation

Thursday February 14th, 2019 08:12:02 PM
Anglian Water admits ammonia discharge from a recycling unit killed big bream in the River Cam.

Climate strike: Why are students striking and will it have an impact?

Friday February 15th, 2019 09:08:01 AM
Across the UK, students are set to take part in a climate strike, but will it make a difference?

Search for Shackleton's lost Endurance ship called off

Thursday February 14th, 2019 12:15:12 PM
Thick ice and a lost sub bring an end to the search for the famous Antarctic explorer's sunken polar yacht.

Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'

Thursday February 14th, 2019 04:30:28 PM
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.

Paying tribute to the nation's forests

Thursday February 14th, 2019 09:27:33 AM
Britons are being urged to write a poem, letter or story to celebrate the woodlands of the UK.

Nasa's InSight mission: Mars 'mole' put on planet's surface

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 01:38:32 PM
The US space agency's InSight mission positions the second of its surface instruments on Mars.

Kings of the jungle on top in photo award

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 12:19:58 AM
The winning pictures in this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award.

New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 10:24:13 AM
The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.

China and India help make planet leafier

Tuesday February 12th, 2019 05:22:34 PM
There are now more than 2 million sq miles of extra leaf area per year, compared with the early 2000s.

Green New Deal : Can this plan pushed by some Democrats really work?

Tuesday February 12th, 2019 07:01:47 PM
A radical plan to tackle climate change pushed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may now come to the Senate for a vote.

Plastic waste - what Neath pupils think

Monday February 18th, 2019 05:46:13 PM
What do these Neath pupils think of plastic waste after a beach clean-up?

'Hundreds' of badgers illegally killed each year in NI

Monday February 18th, 2019 07:23:13 PM
Badger baiting: 'Hundreds' illegally killed every season in Northern Ireland

Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'

Friday February 15th, 2019 08:15:38 PM
Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.

Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space

Friday February 15th, 2019 12:26:12 PM
New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk.

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winning

Friday February 15th, 2019 10:49:46 PM
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion

'I'm standing up for our planet'

Thursday February 14th, 2019 01:29:00 AM
Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand skips school for an hour to demand more is done over climate change.

Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 07:07:18 PM
The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.

Pangolins: Rare insight into world's most trafficked mammal

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 12:45:05 AM
Scientists release rare footage of the secretive giant pangolin to highlight the scaly mammal's plight.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: GPS pioneers lauded

Tuesday February 12th, 2019 02:00:48 PM
Four Americans are celebrated for their roles in developing the sat-nav Global Positioning System.

Brazil dam collapse: The crucial questions

Monday February 4th, 2019 12:00:25 AM
The full story of the Brumadinho dam disaster could take many months to emerge, the BBC's David Shukman says.

America colonisation ‘cooled Earth's climate’

Thursday January 31st, 2019 06:44:13 AM
European settlement of the Americas killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate.

Clothing conscience

Monday February 18th, 2019 01:15:11 AM
How sustainable are your fashion habits? Take our quiz.

Dirty secret

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 12:21:13 AM
One small town has become a dumping ground for the world's waste and it's causing a stink.

The Franklin rover

Thursday February 7th, 2019 10:56:25 AM
The rover Europe sends to Mars in 2020 to look for life will carry the name of an unsung hero of DNA discovery.

'Orange water'

Monday February 11th, 2019 12:26:05 AM
Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.

Plants with a hidden history

Saturday February 9th, 2019 01:48:06 AM
Many of our best loved garden plants are there because they were once recommended to heal the sick.

Underestimated cousins

Thursday January 24th, 2019 07:51:08 PM
Evidence is increasingly forcing us to re-visit our assumptions about the Neanderthals.

150 years of the periodic table: Test your knowledge

Tuesday January 29th, 2019 12:55:22 AM
How much do you know about the iconic symbol of science pinned to every classroom wall?

In six objects

Friday February 8th, 2019 01:17:55 AM
The National Museum of Scotland unveils the final three galleries of its £80m redevelopment.

'The gates of hell'

Thursday February 7th, 2019 12:07:24 AM
Ten years ago, the nation had its worst-ever bushfire disaster - and it has left a profound legacy.

Ecosystem linchpin

Monday January 21st, 2019 10:58:45 PM
A warming climate shifts the distribution of the krill species eaten by whales and other predators.

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