New UK housing 'dominated by roads'
20/01/2020 | news | science | 1,437
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.
Soil at heart of farm grant revolution
15/01/2020 | news | science | 371
Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.
Last decade confirmed as warmest on record
14/01/2020 | news | science | 2,347
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.
Citizens' assembly aims to tackle climate change
14/01/2020 | news | science | 639
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.
Reconnecting with nature 'triggers' eco-actions
14/01/2020 | news | science | 93
People with access to green spaces are more likely to be more environmentally friendly, study says.
Australia's fires 'will be normal' in warmer world
13/01/2020 | news | science | 485
UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a foretaste of decades to come.
Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'
08/01/2020 | news | science | 1,124
Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.
Food 'made from air' could compete with soya
07/01/2020 | news | science | 288
Finnish scientists say the food could be grown with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Last decade was UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'
02/01/2020 | news | science | 2,291
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.
Met Office: Warming trend will continue in 2020
18/12/2019 | news | science | 611
Next year is expected to be another warm year, extending the series of the hottest on record.
$5bn fund unveiled for climate-friendly shipping
17/12/2019 | news | science | 128
Ship owners announce plans for a $5bn fund to design zero-emissions vessels.
Major emitters accused of blocking progress
10/12/2019 | news | science | 437
Brazil, China, India and Saudi Arabia are criticised as anger grows at a UN climate change meeting.
How a laurel leaf led to a new solar energy plan
09/12/2019 | news | science | 208
Tie-up of flexible solar film and energy storage aims to take homes and business off-grid.
1.9 billion people rely on natural 'water towers'
08/12/2019 | news | science | 72
A new study ranks the importance and vulnerability of high-mountain stores of water.
Negotiators 'playing politics' amid climate crisis
08/12/2019 | news | science | 483
Political posturing is harming attempts to address key issues at the UN climate talks, participants say.
Carbon emissions edge up as coal use falls
03/12/2019 | news | science | 1,133
Emissions of CO2 have risen in 2019, say researchers, as oil and gas use continues to grow.
Climate summit told of nation's 'fight to death'
30/11/2019 | news | science | 2,893
The president of the Marshall Islands tells a summit that rising tides threaten its existence.
Last decade 'on course' to be warmest
29/11/2019 | news | science | 878
Provisional data suggests the decade from 2010-2019 is the warmest yet recorded.
Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping
28/11/2019 | news | science | 52
A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.
Critical year for climate change begins in Madrid
28/11/2019 | news | science | 183
Delegates from almost 200 countries meet in the Spanish capital on Monday.
Massive Attack help create carbon-zero tours
26/11/2019 | news | science | 46
Scientists team up with group Massive Attack to create blueprint that will 'transform the music industry'.
Future forests facing climate balancing act
25/11/2019 | news | science | 145
Forests can cope in a warming world only if temperatures increase in line with rises in CO2, a study finds.
'Bleak' outlook as carbon emissions gap grows
25/11/2019 | news | science | 1,664
The UN says nations must "dramatically strengthen" carbon cuts to avoid dangerous climate change.
Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions
21/11/2019 | news | science | 170
Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.
Greenhouse gas concentrations break records
21/11/2019 | news | science | 3,081
The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones
14/11/2019 | news | science | 216
Almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England.
Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain'
12/11/2019 | news | science | 169
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.
Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one
11/11/2019 | news | science | 304
Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.
Black Friday? Why not 'Green Friday' instead?
09/11/2019 | news | science | 66
More than 300 fashion brands pledge to not participate in Black Friday because it's not good for the planet.
Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits
08/11/2019 | news | science | 270
Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners.
Sea ice loss linked to spread of deadly virus
07/11/2019 | news | science | 280
Scientists say the decline of Arctic sea ice is connected to the spread of disease among marine mammals.
Climate emergency 'clear and unequivocal'
05/11/2019 | news | science | 2,402
Around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.
Nuclear fusion: 'A question of when, not if'
01/11/2019 | news | science | 366
Scientists say we are close to making fusion power a reality - but will it arrive in time to combat climate change?
'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded
29/10/2019 | news | science | 125
A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.
Google claims 'quantum supremacy' for computer
23/10/2019 | news | science | 766
The company claims a quantum computer has surpassed conventional devices for the first time.
Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'
17/10/2019 | news | science | 819
Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.
Electronic devices 'need to use recycled plastic'
14/10/2019 | news | science | 50
Consumers need to demand electronic devices that use recycled plastic, campaigners say.
Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce
14/10/2019 | news | science | 249
The first figures emerge demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.
Southwest Atlantic humpbacks recovering
14/10/2019 | news | science | 77
The population first ravaged by commercial whalers in the 1900s is almost back to where it was.
How Ibiza's party scene is tackling plastic pollution
10/10/2019 | news | science | 173
Hundreds of thousands of Brits travel to Ibiza each summer, but what happens to their waste when they leave?
Aide: After Brexit science is No 10's top priority
30/09/2019 | news | science | 122
Boris Johnson has given details of a £200m fund for science and technology.
'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees
26/09/2019 | news | science | 806
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.
Where the UK's recycling really goes
25/09/2019 | news | science | 144
As a company is fined for sending UK waste to China, just where does our recycling and rubbish go?
UN panel signals red alert on 'Blue Planet'
24/09/2019 | news | science | 1,780
A top panel of scientists says the oceans and frozen regions are feeling the heat from rising temperatures as never before.
Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer
19/09/2019 | news | science | 390
Nearly 400 all-time high temperature records were broken over the summer.
Warming to drive 'robust increase' in UK flooding
17/09/2019 | news | science | 174
A new study shows that there's a higher probability for extreme flooding on UK coasts as global temperatures rise.
2019 ozone hole could be smallest in three decades
16/09/2019 | news | science | 142
The deep thinning in Earth's protective atmospheric layer is not as extensive as it normally is.
Faster pace of climate change is 'scary'
13/09/2019 | news | science | 863
The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UK’s former chief scientist.
World 'losing battle against deforestation'
12/09/2019 | news | science | 100
A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation and curbing dangerous carbon dioxide emissions has failed, according to a report.
UK farms plan for going 'carbon neutral'
10/09/2019 | news | science | 193
Farm union unveils plan to slash emissions and combat CO2 - but critics ask why no mention of meat?
Climate change: 'Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt'
09/09/2019 | news | science | 301
Global Commission calls for trillions of dollars to help the world adapt to climate change.
Insect-based food 'better for pets than top steak'
23/08/2019 | news | science | 221
The body representing UK vets says pet food diets based on insects are a 'fantastic opportunity'.
Plant-based diet can fight climate change - UN
05/08/2019 | news | science | 3,256
A major report says the West's high consumption of meat is fuelling global warming.
July confirmed as hottest month on record
05/08/2019 | news | science | 553
July this year was the warmest month ever observed worldwide, satellite data has confirmed.
Heatwave intensity boosted by climate change
02/08/2019 | news | science | 566
The heatwave that hit Europe last week was made more probable and more intense by human activities, say scientists.