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Last feed update: Wednesday April 24th, 2019 04:14:53 AM

Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 10:24:21 PM
It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?

Monday April 22nd, 2019 11:45:25 PM
A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.

Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says UK is 'irresponsible' on climate

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 07:22:58 PM
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tells UK politicians a generation's future has been "stolen".

Rise in electric community car schemes in Wales

Monday April 22nd, 2019 11:06:05 PM
Supporters say they can make it easier for people in rural areas to get around.

David Attenborough climate change TV show a 'call to arms'

Friday April 19th, 2019 09:27:29 AM
The BBC's Climate Change - The Facts, presented by Sir David Attenborough, is praised by TV critics.

Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

Monday April 22nd, 2019 03:37:54 PM
UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

Thursday April 18th, 2019 12:42:27 PM
The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.

SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida

Sunday April 21st, 2019 06:29:32 AM
There are plans to launch a manned mission to the International Space Station later this year.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate protests 'diverting' London police

Thursday April 18th, 2019 06:18:47 PM
Police rest days are cancelled as more than 1,000 officers are deployed in London.

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

Thursday April 18th, 2019 09:42:47 AM
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Thursday April 18th, 2019 08:01:00 AM
Tests on a bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in the first century AD.

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Wednesday April 17th, 2019 05:00:27 PM
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.

Extinction Rebellion London activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn's home

Wednesday April 17th, 2019 07:51:31 PM
Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves together outside the Labour leader's home.

Only one in 50 people have nights free from light pollution

Wednesday April 17th, 2019 12:32:18 AM
Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution.

Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Wednesday April 17th, 2019 12:00:25 PM
Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.

TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

Tuesday April 16th, 2019 11:07:15 PM
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.

Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s

Tuesday April 16th, 2019 03:48:49 PM
Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders

Monday April 15th, 2019 11:37:17 PM
Ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.

Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains

Tuesday April 16th, 2019 11:26:07 AM
Scientists from Scotland and France spent five months monitoring the secluded site in the Pyrenees.

President's underwater plea for the oceans

Sunday April 14th, 2019 10:53:03 AM
Seychelles' leader delivers a speech in defence of the Indian Ocean from inside a submersible.

Baby boom for North Atlantic right whales off US coast

Sunday April 14th, 2019 04:25:09 PM
US researchers spot three mother and calf pairs of the endangered North American right whale species.

Can you spot ocean plastic from space?

Friday April 12th, 2019 01:20:07 PM
Scientists work on the challenging task of tracking pollution from orbit with encouraging results.

Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash

Friday April 12th, 2019 04:03:50 PM
Preliminary data suggests a technical glitch caused the Beresheet spacecraft to shut down its main engine at the wrong time.

First ever black hole image released

Wednesday April 10th, 2019 01:07:31 PM
The "monster" black hole is three million times the size of Earth.

Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau

Wednesday April 10th, 2019 09:25:59 AM
A comprehensive study assesses the flood danger posed by glacial lakes across the Tibetan Plateau.

Confused about climate change? Talk to our chat bot

Wednesday April 17th, 2019 03:49:00 PM
BBC News launches a chat bot to help users learn about climate change in weekly conversations.

Extinction Rebellion: What do they want and is it realistic?

Tuesday April 16th, 2019 04:58:33 PM
The UK needs to move to net zero CO2 emissions by 2025 say protestors but how hard would that be to achieve?

Plastic toys: Is it time we cut back?

Thursday April 11th, 2019 04:07:51 AM
Plastic toys are convenient and cheap but they can be bad for the environment.

The lunar effect - why the Moon makes us all romantics

Thursday April 4th, 2019 06:48:32 PM
For centuries, our lunar neighbour has been a source of fascination and inspiration for poets and artists.

India eco-school: Is this the greenest campus on Earth?

Saturday April 6th, 2019 11:55:11 PM
Secmol is an Indian school pioneering practical green education in one of the harshest environments.

Tasmanian devils 'adapting to coexist with cancer'

Saturday March 30th, 2019 01:32:59 AM
There is hope for the world's largest carnivorous marsupials whose numbers have been ravaged by disease.

'Mission Jurassic' dinosaur hunt to get under way

Monday March 25th, 2019 03:01:16 PM
British scientists are about to participate in one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in decades.

Climate change: How green is your parcel?

Friday March 29th, 2019 01:15:59 AM
The Royal Mail is introducing e-trikes but what are other delivery companies doing to cut their emissions?

Back on track

Thursday March 28th, 2019 12:08:00 PM
The British-led project to break the Land Speed Record is brought back from the brink of cancellation.

No pain

Thursday March 28th, 2019 12:00:21 AM
Jo Cameron is one of two people on Earth known to have a mutation that means she feels almost no pain.

Green challenge

Friday March 22nd, 2019 01:20:29 AM
A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?

Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 04:12:55 AM
Each year billions end up in landfill, but engineers have come up with a way to recover the plastic and other materials inside them.

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg: 'Listen to climate scientists'

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 08:19:14 AM
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has an uncompromising message on climate change.

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Saturday April 20th, 2019 12:02:08 AM
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers

Friday April 19th, 2019 11:04:13 PM
It is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says.

Dame Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'

Friday April 19th, 2019 02:04:24 PM
Actress Dame Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.






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