Christmas star: Jupiter and Saturn align in the night sky
22/12/2020 | news | science | 828
Jupiter and Saturn - the Solar System's largest planets - have crossed paths in the night sky.
'Not enough' climate ambition shown by leaders
12/12/2020 | news | science | 1,904
UK minister Alok Sharma says world leaders are failing to show the necessary level of ambition.
Climate change: Covid drives record emissions drop in 2020
11/12/2020 | news | science | 425
The world has seen the biggest annual fall in CO2 emissions since World War Two, say researchers.
Human-made objects to outweigh living things
09/12/2020 | news | science | 771
The mass of human-made objects will for the first time likely exceed that of living things in 2020.
Beer and crisps used to help tackle climate change
07/12/2020 | news | science | 348
Crisps firm Walkers will make fertiliser by mixing potato waste with CO2 from beer fermentation.
Climate change: UK aim of 68% emissions cut a 'colossal challenge'
04/12/2020 | news | science | 830
The "ambitious" target for 2030 would see the UK move faster than any major economy, the PM says.
Climate change: PM aims for world-leading UK emissions cuts
03/12/2020 | news | science | 533
Boris Johnson is set to unveil plans for world-leading emissions UK cuts - but are they enough?
Climate change: 2020 set to be one of the three warmest years on record
02/12/2020 | news | science | 751
Provisional figures indicate that 2020 will be one of the hottest in a record dating back to 1850.
Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals 'within reach'
01/12/2020 | news | science | 483
Moves by China, along with the election of Joe Biden, make temperature targets more achievable.
AI 'doctor's assistant' among projects given £20m
27/11/2020 | news | science | 97
The UK government awards £20m to 15 artificial intelligence research projects.
Spending review 'undermines UK green vision'
25/11/2020 | news | science | 238
The UK chancellor's spending review is accused of undermining the prime minister’s “green” vision.
Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan
18/11/2020 | news | science | 6,946
The PM confirms he is bringing the ban forward as he sets out his "green industrial revolution".
Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronaut crew heads to orbit
16/11/2020 | news | science | 311
A team of four leaves Florida on a SpaceX rocket and capsule, bound for the orbiting laboratory.
Rolls-Royce plans 16 mini-nuclear plants for UK
11/11/2020 | news | science | 1,226
The firm says the project will create 6,000 new jobs in the Midlands and the North of England
UK fusion experiment used in hunt for clean energy
29/10/2020 | news | science | 124
A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time.
Fears over 'weakening' of UK green watchdog
27/10/2020 | news | science | 349
Campaigners fear that a body designed to protect the environment is being undermined.
Planners 'must prepare' for weather extremes - Met Office
22/10/2020 | news | science | 285
The Met Office is launching a tool to help planners prepare for further weather extremes.
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.
Covid-19: Funding crisis threatens zoos' vital conservation work
01/10/2020 | news | science | 39
The body that represents British zoos says they are facing the biggest cash crisis in their history.
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.
Bread price may rise after dire UK wheat harvest
26/08/2020 | news | science | 117
The price of bread is set to rise after what could be the worst UK wheat harvest in 40 years.
Climate change: New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains
25/08/2020 | news | science | 479
UK businesses will have to show that products and supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
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".