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Last feed update: Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 09:32:51 PM

Coronavirus: Public told to cut water use amid surge in lockdown demand

Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 01:24:47 PM
Water companies are urging people to avoid using sprinklers and paddling pools during the lockdown.

Climate change: older trees loss continue around the world

Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 04:44:28 AM
Every six seconds in 2019 the world lost an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch, a study says.

Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation'

Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 07:02:37 AM
A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

Sunday May 31st, 2020 11:01:33 PM
Well-known firms such as Asda and Lloyds Bank are urging ministers to prioritise the environment.

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station

Sunday May 31st, 2020 05:23:31 PM
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken complete their 19-hour flight to the orbiting laboratory.

Nasa SpaceX launch: What is the Crew Dragon?

Sunday May 31st, 2020 05:07:23 PM
A guide to SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, which carried astronauts to the space station.

Climate change: May was sunniest calendar month on record in UK

Monday June 1st, 2020 03:46:34 PM
Meteorologists say the switch from an extremely wet winter to an extremely dry spring is not "British".

Rutland osprey project grows online audience in lockdown

Saturday May 30th, 2020 11:08:25 AM
The Rutland Osprey Project has seen a higher level of engagement with its work following lockdown.

Climate change: 'Stunning' seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

Friday May 29th, 2020 11:58:21 AM
Scientists are learning just how fast the ice margin of Antarctica can retreat in a warming world.

World's deepest octopus captured on camera

Thursday May 28th, 2020 11:09:27 PM
A "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.

Red Hugh: Spanish dig for the bones of 'Fighting Prince of Donegal'

Sunday May 31st, 2020 06:14:08 AM
The Irish chieftain was buried in the same Spanish chapel as Christopher Columbus.

Isle of Wight pterosaur species fossil hailed as UK first

Thursday May 28th, 2020 03:09:21 PM
The University of Portsmouth identified it as a tapejarid, a flying pterosaur from the Cretaceous period.

Nasa, SpaceX crew launch stymied by weather

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 08:21:15 PM
A late decision is made to delay the first astronaut launch to orbit from US soil in nine years.

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts begin historic mission on private spaceship

Saturday May 30th, 2020 07:23:31 PM
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken head out on a mission to initiate a new, commercial era in spaceflight.

How we got to this point

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 05:07:26 PM
Why has SpaceX launched astronauts to the International Space Station for Nasa?

Who are the astronauts?

Sunday May 31st, 2020 12:35:29 PM
BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts blast off to the International Space Station

Saturday May 30th, 2020 07:45:17 PM
Two astronauts launched into orbit for historic mission to the International Space Station.

Evolution of the spacesuit

Thursday May 28th, 2020 10:57:31 AM
How SpaceX's stylish spacesuit differs from other attire flown by astronauts.

SpaceX launch: What is SpaceX and why is it going to the ISS?

Tuesday May 26th, 2020 11:46:18 PM
Ahead of the launch of the Crew Dragon mission, the BBC explains what SpaceX actually does.

Your questions about the mission answered

Saturday May 23rd, 2020 01:13:02 AM
BBC News answers questions about the first orbital launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years.

Mission timeline in graphics

Sunday May 24th, 2020 07:58:11 AM
These are the key phases in the first crew mission to go to orbit from the US in nine years.

Nasa SpaceX crew mission cleared to launch

Friday May 22nd, 2020 08:47:17 PM
A review panel finds no technical reason to delay the first US orbital crew launch in nine years.

SpaceX entrepreneur: Who is Elon Musk?

Friday September 28th, 2018 08:08:20 AM
Meet the man who inspired Robert Downey Jr's take on Iron Man.

Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts get to work ahead of historic flight

Thursday May 21st, 2020 12:14:01 PM
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.

Bezos vs Musk: Silicon Valley space race

Monday July 22nd, 2019 01:29:05 AM
The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.

Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion

Tuesday July 16th, 2019 12:49:53 PM
A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April.

Nasa: Doug Loverro steps down days before crewed launch

Wednesday May 20th, 2020 09:46:22 AM
Doug Loverro steps down the week before the US's first crewed launch to orbit in almost a decade.

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre

Sunday January 19th, 2020 03:41:24 PM
The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.

Nasa to launch first crewed mission from US in decade

Friday April 17th, 2020 09:22:27 PM
The mission will take place on 27 May using a rocket and spacecraft made by private firm SpaceX.

Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate

Sunday May 31st, 2020 11:40:01 PM
The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered gibbon.

COP 26: New date agreed for UN climate summit in Glasgow

Thursday May 28th, 2020 07:19:45 PM
The COP26 UN summit, which was postponed due to coronavirus, will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021.

Biggest UK solar plant approved

Thursday May 28th, 2020 04:33:28 PM
Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest

Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature

Thursday May 21st, 2020 06:02:45 PM
Scientists call for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation

Monday May 25th, 2020 11:02:23 PM
With the collapse of the tourism industry because of the coronavirus, Thailand's captive elephants are now at risk of starvation.

Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed

Wednesday May 20th, 2020 12:00:19 AM
A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.

Antarctic algal blooms: 'Green snow' mapped from space

Wednesday May 20th, 2020 09:34:55 AM
UK scientists create the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.

Climate change: Scientists fear car surge will see CO2 rebound

Tuesday May 19th, 2020 09:08:43 PM
An analysis shows a huge daily CO2 drop, but a return to car travel may see emissions rebound.

Climate change: Future floods will delay emergency response

Monday May 18th, 2020 03:00:31 PM
Increases in rainfall in England could impact ambulance and fire crew response times.

What is climate change? A really simple guide

Tuesday May 5th, 2020 09:30:23 PM
BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.

Climate change: How a green new deal really could go global

Saturday May 30th, 2020 11:54:02 PM
Chief Environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt considers the prospects for a big economic makeover.

Coronavirus: The mystery of asymptomatic 'silent spreaders'

Saturday May 30th, 2020 11:02:23 PM
Scientists have discovered more evidence about a strange and worrying feature of the coronavirus

The little lights now packing a deadly punch

Thursday May 28th, 2020 11:14:18 PM
LEDs already light our houses but developments are making them even more powerful.

Coronavirus: Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown

Friday May 29th, 2020 11:07:13 PM
After two months without visitors, Pairi Daiza is welcoming the public back, but in smaller numbers.

Australia's megafauna roamed the tropics with first humans but then disappeared

Tuesday May 26th, 2020 03:02:52 PM
New evidence shows climate change may have wiped out Australia's giant beasts.

Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'

Tuesday May 26th, 2020 03:01:54 PM
The angle at which a life-destroying space rock hit Earth 66 million years ago was particularly lethal.

Amazon under threat: Fires, loggers and now virus

Thursday May 21st, 2020 02:21:07 PM
How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.

Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists

Tuesday May 26th, 2020 09:45:35 PM
Scientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.

Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the front line

Saturday May 23rd, 2020 09:58:40 PM
Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.

Project seeks super view of Earth's mantle

Monday May 18th, 2020 09:31:38 AM
UK scientists aim to build some of the most sophisticated models yet for how rock moves inside the planet.

Social distancing: When extreme weather and coronavirus collide

Wednesday May 20th, 2020 02:41:51 AM
People displaced by extreme weather are forced to break Covid-19 social distancing safety guidelines.






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