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Last feed update: Wednesday May 18th, 2022 12:31:00 AM

Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves

Tuesday May 17th, 2022 11:37:29 PM
A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.

Farm machinery exacting heavy toll on soil – study

Tuesday May 17th, 2022 07:36:59 AM
Massive tractors and combine harvesters could be having a lasting impact on soil, a study suggests.

Full lunar eclipse creates rare super blood Moon

Monday May 16th, 2022 04:27:23 AM
Its hue was created by sunlight being projected through the Earth’s atmosphere onto the Moon.

How much plastic do you use in a week?

Thursday May 12th, 2022 11:32:32 PM
Participants will be given their personal plastic footprint at the end of the week.

Nature loss: Watchdog highlights ‘precarious state’ of environment

Wednesday May 11th, 2022 11:46:02 PM
A new report says the government must do more to protect the land, the air and waters.

Scottish spaceport’s prototype rocket unveiled

Wednesday May 11th, 2022 06:52:16 AM
The final version of the 19m-long Prime rocket is to be launched from a site in Sutherland.

Beaver engineering in the Arctic to be studied

Thursday May 12th, 2022 06:52:32 AM
The mammals are moving further north into the Arctic and having an impact on landscape and people.

Boy, six, finds giant megalodon shark tooth on Bawdsey beach

Monday May 9th, 2022 01:11:29 PM
The tooth of the world’s largest-ever shark could be up to 20 million years old, an expert says.

Scientists study secrets of starling murmurations

Tuesday May 10th, 2022 03:01:31 PM
Theoretical physicists develop a mathematical model to explain how birds dip and dive in whirling flocks.

Mine e-waste, not the Earth, say scientists

Saturday May 7th, 2022 11:17:03 PM
Scientists call for electronic waste to be mined for precious metals as supplies of new materials become ‘unsustainable’.

New Mexico wildfire: Huge blaze could worsen this weekend

Sunday May 8th, 2022 03:26:58 AM
“Historic” extreme weather likely to stoke New Mexico fire, which is already the size of Chicago.

The return of California’s butterflies

Saturday May 7th, 2022 11:09:43 PM
Efforts to protect these beautiful insects include driving electric tractors and hand-rearing them in a lab.

Record number of polluters set CO2 emissions targets

Wednesday May 11th, 2022 11:01:14 PM
The number of big firms setting climate targets reaches a ‘critical mass’ say UN-backed researchers.

Climate change: ‘Fifty-fifty chance’ of breaching 1.5C warming limit

Monday May 9th, 2022 11:38:30 PM
Scientists say there’s now a strong chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C by 2026.

Climate change: Airlines miss all but one target – report

Monday May 9th, 2022 11:39:19 PM
Campaigners say the aviation industry cannot be relied on to tackle their role in climate change.

Climate change: Don’t let doom win, project tells worriers

Thursday April 28th, 2022 01:39:31 AM
The BBC gets an exclusive look at a new project to help students deal with rising climate anxiety.

Extreme weather: What is it and how is it connected to climate change?

Thursday May 12th, 2022 02:47:17 PM
Heatwaves, wildfires, floods and droughts highlight how extreme weather is linked to climate change.

Sir David Attenborough named Champion of the Earth by UN

Wednesday April 20th, 2022 11:04:29 PM
The broadcaster is recognised for his devotion to telling stories about the natural world.

Moon soil used to grow plants for first time in breakthrough test

Friday May 13th, 2022 07:44:27 AM
The research is an important step towards making long-terms stays on the moon possible.

Rocket Lab: Helicopter catches returning booster over the Pacific

Tuesday May 3rd, 2022 10:41:52 AM
The US-New Zealand Rocket Lab firm takes a big step forward in its quest to re-use launch vehicles.

SpaceX: Can meat be grown in space?

Monday April 25th, 2022 01:41:39 AM
An experiment to find out has just finished on the International Space Station.

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