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Last feed update: Sunday May 9th, 2021 12:56:57 PM

Chinese rocket debris crashes into Indian Ocean - state media

Sunday May 9th, 2021 09:44:37 AM
Most of the Chinese Long March-5b rocket reportedly disintegrated as it re-entered the atmosphere.

Chernobyl alcohol drink seized by authorities

Saturday May 8th, 2021 08:57:17 AM
The first batch of a spirit made with ingredients grown in the Chernobyl exclusion zone is seized.

Rare fish set for return to River Severn breeding grounds

Thursday May 6th, 2021 11:16:40 PM
One of the UK's rarest fish is set to benefit from a conservation project to unlock the River Severn.

Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined

Friday May 7th, 2021 04:52:05 AM
The country is responsible for 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.

Road and rail building plans under review after Covid

Thursday May 6th, 2021 07:58:47 PM
Post-pandemic shifts in travel habits could undermine the logic behind many infrastructure projects.

Cutting methane gas 'crucial for climate fight'

Thursday May 6th, 2021 03:30:12 PM
Reducing methane emissions needs to play a much more important role in tackling global warming.

Income inequality 'drives global wildlife trade'

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 06:04:44 PM
Some 420 million wild animals have been traded in 226 nations over two decades, new data suggests.

Ancient child grave was Africa's earliest funeral

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 03:03:00 PM
A young child buried in a cave 78,000 years ago is the earliest known funeral in Africa.

UK supermarkets warn Brazil over Amazon land bill

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 03:25:20 AM
Almost 40 UK companies say proposed laws could accelerate deforestation in the Amazon region.

Then and Now: Restoring coral reefs in Indonesia

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 04:01:49 AM
Around 40,000 sq m of coral reef has been restored in Indonesia with plans to extend the scheme further.

Climate change: Promises will mean rise of 2.4C - study

Tuesday May 4th, 2021 03:08:26 PM
Recent climate change pledges bring the world a fraction closer to Paris goals, analysis suggests.

Pétrus wine aged in space up for sale at Christie's

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 10:48:22 AM
Christie's predicts the bottle of Pétrus 2000 that orbited the earth could sell for $1m (£720,000).

Mary Rose crew was ethnically diverse, study finds

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 05:44:03 AM
A study suggests members may have come from southern European coasts, Iberia, and North Africa.

Norwich peregrine falcons caught in battle with red kite

Tuesday May 4th, 2021 03:19:52 PM
The peregrines distract and dive-bomb the kite to protect their chicks in their cathedral nest.

Wood burners: Sale of coal and wet wood restricted in England

Friday April 30th, 2021 11:18:56 PM
Owners of wood burners and open fires will need to burn cleaner alternatives as new rules come into force.

How rising sea levels are threatening my home

Monday May 3rd, 2021 03:25:06 PM
Hereiti, 17, lives on Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Carbon: How calls for climate justice are shaking the world

Sunday May 2nd, 2021 11:45:44 PM
Young activists are breathing new life into the long-running debate over how to cut carbon fairly.

Then and now: When silence descended over Victoria Falls

Saturday May 1st, 2021 11:10:52 PM
Victoria Falls is one of the natural wonders of the world, yet in 2019, it fell silent.

Accident leaves deep sea mining machine stranded

Wednesday April 28th, 2021 06:47:41 PM
A prototype deep sea mining machine is lying stranded on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

Do you know where plastic waste in the oceans is coming from?

Friday April 30th, 2021 11:01:29 PM
The Ocean Cleanup suggests plastic pollution comes from more rivers in the world than previously thought.

They are killing our forest, Brazilian tribe warns

Wednesday April 28th, 2021 11:41:38 PM
The Awa, who have been called "the most threatened tribe on earth", face fresh challenges in Brazil.

Nasa astronauts splash-land on Earth in SpaceX capsule after ISS mission

Sunday May 2nd, 2021 02:46:06 PM
This was the first night-time landing for Nasa astronauts since Apollo 8's return 53 years ago.

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dies at 90

Wednesday April 28th, 2021 07:11:21 PM
Michael Collins stayed in orbit as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon in 1969.

China launches first module of new space station

Thursday April 29th, 2021 07:19:38 AM
It's a major step in China's ambitions to rival the United States and Russia in space exploration.

Mars Ingenuity helicopter mission extended by Nasa

Friday April 30th, 2021 07:44:15 PM
Nasa is so pleased with the success of the Ingenuity helicopter, it is extending its mission.

US Dragon spaceship arrives at International Space Station

Saturday April 24th, 2021 01:00:05 PM
SpaceX's Dragon Endeavour spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station.

Space junk map tracks 200 ‘ticking time bombs’

Sunday April 25th, 2021 11:09:23 PM
Large defunct rocket bodies have the potential to break into thousands of pieces, threatening functioning satellites that provide vital services like GPS.

Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars

Monday April 19th, 2021 08:55:12 PM
The Ingenuity drone completes the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world.

Russia plans its own space station in 2025

Tuesday April 20th, 2021 01:52:16 PM
The International Space Station is nearing the end of its life and Russia is working on a new module.

Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander

Friday April 16th, 2021 10:51:50 PM
SpaceX will build a lander that the US space agency will use to return humans to the Moon this decade.

India Covid: How bad is the second wave?

Friday May 7th, 2021 08:54:17 AM
There are signs infections have slowed in some regions - but is India past the worst?

Why is this the 'most instagrammable' bird?

Friday April 30th, 2021 11:22:43 PM
How a study designated the rare, odd-looking frogmouth the most instagrammable of avian species.

Food giants respond to worries over packaging

Monday May 3rd, 2021 11:03:47 PM
The phasing out of single-use plastics gathers pace with big companies adopting alternatives.

The salmon you buy in the future may be farmed on land

Sunday April 25th, 2021 11:07:46 PM
A giant fish farm in Florida is rearing salmon for the US market in a huge indoor facility.

Coffee waste: Companies offer up new solutions

Wednesday April 21st, 2021 11:13:16 PM
A new crop of coffee companies have solutions to cut waste in their industry.

Sir David Attenborough's new doc: 'Humans are intruders'

Thursday April 15th, 2021 05:03:16 AM
Sir David Attenborough fronts a new documentary on lockdown's effect on the natural world.

The best climate solution you've never heard of

Sunday April 18th, 2021 11:34:31 PM
Meet the teams who track down and destroy hidden sources of greenhouse gases.

Climate Check, from BBC Weather

Tuesday April 13th, 2021 09:03:01 AM
With record high CO2 levels and destructive tornadoes, Ben Rich has more on extreme weather around the globe this spring.

Would you wear 'Iron Man' body armour?

Sunday April 11th, 2021 11:00:15 PM
The market for exoskeletons - high-tech external body support systems - is tipped to grow strongly.

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