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Last feed update: Saturday September 26th, 2020 11:48:29 PM

What's in Boris Johnson's climate in tray?

Saturday September 26th, 2020 12:06:17 AM
The PM promises he won't be caught "lagging" on green polices.

Global warming driving California wildfire trends - study

Thursday September 24th, 2020 11:36:11 PM
Climate change is behind the scale and impact of recent wildfires in the western US, scientists say.

UK can be 'Saudi Arabia of wind power' - PM

Thursday September 24th, 2020 04:16:32 PM
The UK prime minister says the UK holds extraordinary potential for wind power.

'My yacht was attacked by killer whales'

Friday September 25th, 2020 11:40:13 PM
A skipper from Scotland has been telling how an orca pod attacked his yacht in the seas off north west Spain.

Climate change: China aims for 'carbon neutrality by 2060'

Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 09:28:38 PM
China's surprise announcement of a long-term goal to curb emissions boosts UN climate talks.

Tasmania pilot whales: Rescuers release 108 surviving animals

Saturday September 26th, 2020 09:43:18 AM
Efforts now turn to the disposal of some 350 whale carcasses after Australia's worst ever stranding.

Sir David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's Instagram record

Friday September 25th, 2020 04:03:48 PM
The broadcaster gains a million followers within five hours of joining the platform.

Low tax on heating is bad for climate, report says

Thursday September 24th, 2020 12:12:52 AM
The rich benefit most from a de facto subsidy for home heating, a report says.

How lockdown birds sang to a different tune

Thursday September 24th, 2020 07:34:28 PM
It's official, bird song did sound different during lockdown, according to a scientific study.

Missing golden eagle's tag 'wrapped in lead and dumped' in river

Friday September 25th, 2020 12:32:04 PM
The satellite tag from a bid of prey that disappeared six years ago was found by a walker in Perthshire.

Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

Thursday September 24th, 2020 03:06:02 PM
A Cuvier's beaked whale stays under water for almost four hours, leaving scientists puzzled.

Nasa outlines plan for first woman on Moon by 2024

Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 09:15:06 AM
The US space agency (Nasa) formally outlines its $28bn plan to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.

Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?

Saturday September 26th, 2020 12:06:37 AM
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

M87*: History-making supermassive black hole seen to do a shimmy

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 02:06:31 PM
Scientists trace a wobble in the brightness around M87* - the first black hole ever to be imaged.

Why do farmers get paid by taxpayers?

Monday September 21st, 2020 11:35:32 PM
UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.

How the oil industry made us doubt climate change

Saturday September 19th, 2020 11:16:21 PM
Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.

Why forest fires in Siberia, Russia threaten us all

Thursday September 17th, 2020 11:43:48 AM
Scientists say wildfires in Siberia, Russia, have been releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming.

Plug-in hybrids are a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

Wednesday September 16th, 2020 09:48:01 AM
Although marketed as a green option, the cars cause more polluting than is claimed, campaigners say.

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