Extreme weather: October downpour sees UK's wettest day on record
16/10/2020 | news | science | 449
Persistent rain on Saturday 3 October breaks the record for the wettest day across the entire UK.
Europe steps up contributions to Artemis Moon plan
14/10/2020 | news | science | 122
Thales Alenia Space will build Europe's two major contributions to the Lunar Gateway space station.
September was world's 'hottest on record'
07/10/2020 | news | science | 1,300
Scientists say it is a clear indication of temperatures rising because of emissions from our society.
01/10/2020 | news | science | 39
Two-fifths of plants at risk of extinction, says report
30/09/2020 | news | science | 246
We are failing to harness the many benefits plants can provide, say scientists.
Sir David Attenborough warns world leaders over extinction crisis
28/09/2020 | news | science | 191
The naturalist uses a UN event to call on world leaders to do more to protect nature.
Green plans diluted as government protects farmers
22/09/2020 | news | science | 213
A "green" fund to protect wildlife on England’s farms may be under threat, BBC News has learned.
Plug-in hybrids are a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'
16/09/2020 | news | science | 1,417
Although marketed as a green option, the cars cause more polluting than is claimed, campaigners say.
Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN
15/09/2020 | news | science | 1,124
Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.
Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline', report warns
10/09/2020 | news | science | 240
Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.
Covid crisis does little to slow climate change
09/09/2020 | news | science | 243
Global lockdowns disrupted CO2 emissions temporarily say scientists but they didn't stop climate change.
Power companies 'hindering' move to green energy
01/09/2020 | news | science | 475
New research suggests utilities are dragging their feet when it comes to embracing wind and solar.
26/08/2020 | news | science | 117
25/08/2020 | news | science | 479
Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'
30/07/2020 | news | science | 326
Review of UK mammals finds that a quarter of native species are at "imminent threat of extinction".
'Staggering' levels of plastic pollution by 2040
23/07/2020 | news | science | 220
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.
15/07/2020 | news | science | 909
Natural solutions boosted to help prevent floods
14/07/2020 | news | science | 209
Hollows in the ground to catch and store heavy rain water are among projects that will get cash.
England's future water supplies at 'serious risk'
10/07/2020 | news | science | 259
MPs warn some regions will run out of water within the next 20 years unless "urgent action" is taken.
Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says
10/07/2020 | news | science | 378
The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building.
'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C climate target
09/07/2020 | news | science | 307
The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.
06/07/2020 | news | science | 98
01/07/2020 | news | science | 590
25/06/2020 | news | science | 357
Arctic Circle sees 'highest-ever' temperatures
22/06/2020 | news | science | 494
Temperatures are believed to have hit 38C (100F) in one Siberian town after a persistent heatwave.
Urban dwellers yearn for the 'Good Life'
19/06/2020 | news | science | 106
Scientists estimate "lost allotments" in the UK could have provided 6% of the population with their "five-a-day" diet.
New global extinction target proposed
12/06/2020 | news | science | 47
With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.
Britain goes coal free as fossil fuels edged out
10/06/2020 | news | science | 1,006
On Wednesday, Britain will mark two months without burning any coal to generate power.
Weird weather: Can computers solve UK puzzle?
05/06/2020 | news | science | 526
A top climate scientist has called for more investment in climate computing.
Demands grow for 'green industrial revolution'
04/06/2020 | news | science | 640
Campaigners demand the government prioritises the environment in any post-Covid-19 stimulus package.
Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation'
02/06/2020 | news | science | 226
A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.
Climate change: older trees loss continue around the world
02/06/2020 | news | science | 169
Every six seconds in 2019 the world lost an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch, a study says.
Climate change: May was sunniest calendar month on record in UK
01/06/2020 | news | science | 1,287
Meteorologists say the switch from an extremely wet winter to an extremely dry spring is not "British".
Big day for Nasa and SpaceX stymied by weather
27/05/2020 | news | science | 386
A late decision is made to delay the first astronaut launch to orbit from US soil in nine years.
'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat
26/05/2020 | news | science | 142
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.
Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?
26/05/2020 | news | science | 334
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?
How safe are takeaways and supermarket deliveries?
22/05/2020 | news | science | 775
If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, what are the risks of buying food?
Pollution: Birds 'ingesting hundreds of bits of plastic a day'
22/05/2020 | news | science | 96
Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.
Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature
21/05/2020 | news | science | 72
Scientists call for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed
20/05/2020 | news | science | 1,401
A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.
Car surge could see CO2 rebound after Covid-19
19/05/2020 | news | science | 1,761
An analysis shows a huge daily CO2 drop, but a return to car travel may see emissions rebound.
Coronavirus: 'We're in the experimental phase'
15/05/2020 | news | science | 195
As lockdown is eased, we all become participants in a vast, very cautious observational experiment, experts say.
Pandemic puts spotlight on landmark year for nature
14/05/2020 | news | science | 381
The pandemic could have an impact on conservation efforts for years to come, say conservation experts.
MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken
13/05/2020 | news | science | 1,389
Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England. the government is warned.
Study pours cold water on oil firm net zero claims
12/05/2020 | news | science | 286
Doubt is cast on claims fossil fuel companies are curbing their CO2 in line with net zero targets.
'Nearest black hole to Earth discovered'
06/05/2020 | news | science | 137
An unseen object is found to be lurking in a double-star system a mere 1,000 light-years from Earth.
More than 3bn could live in extreme heat by 2070
05/05/2020 | news | science | 453
Areas such as India, Australia and Africa are predicted to be among the worst affected.