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Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'
Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.
Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans
Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.
Ministers reject fast fashion impact advice
An 18-point plan to end the era of throwaway clothes and improve working conditions is dismissed.
Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system
Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.
Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan
Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.
Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.
The family-of-four living off-grid
Two former vets from Essex and their children are showing others how it is possible to live self-sufficiently.
Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead
Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.
Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction?
The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?
A bridge made of grass
The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.
'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet
UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.
Plastic pollution: Bangor divers cleaning up the seabed
A group of divers are taking beach clean ups to the next level by diving for litter under water.
Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab
Scientists destroy final UK laboratory samples of rinderpest, a highly contagious cattle disease.
Pope warns oil bosses of climate threat
Oil company bosses have been rapped by the Pope for seeking more of the fossil fuels that are damaging the climate.
Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joins kids' plastic toy push
Actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, meets children who are upcycling their toys.
Greenpeace rig protest brought to an end
Police said nine people in total had been arrested in connection with the demonstration in the Cromarty Firth.
Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge
Used for building homes on lochs, the artificial islands were previously thought to date from the Iron Age.
Chinese tombs yield earliest evidence of cannabis use
Researchers uncover the earliest known evidence of cannabis use, from tombs in western China.
Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail
The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.
Bermuda land snail: An animal 'back from the dead'
A remarkable story of how a snail was rescued from the edge of extinction and returned to the wild.
Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians
Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.
Tracking the lives of some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.
Ten years into a unique scientific project monitoring the famous forest, what have researchers learned?
Climate change: Should the UK's 2050 target be sooner?
The UK has promised a stricter emissions target by 2050, but some say it should be sooner.
Bowland hen harrier chicks give 'hope for future'
Chicks hatching for the second year on an estate is good news for the endangered species, the RSPB says.
Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target
The UK will set a new legally binding target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Chester Zoo elephant calf's EEHV survival 'momentous'
The survival of a calf which had a "lethal" virus will help the global fight against it, a zoo says.
Chandrayaan-2: India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission
If successful Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon.
Baby elephant takes first wobbly steps
The Asian elephant was born at Pairi Daiza zoo in Belgium.
The man who helped feed the world
The crops developed by Norman Borlaug have saved millions of people from starvation.
Why is so much of the US under water?
America's heartland has faced months of record-breaking floods. Why is it so bad now and what's the impact?
The solar-power charged electric cars making money
The new cars being tried out in Porto Santo can sell solar power electricity back to the island grid.
How to design a superfast car... in the real world
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green explains why the design of a superfast car can't just be done in a computer.
Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a study.
Aarey forest: The fight to save Mumbai's last 'green lung'
A forest that lies at the heart of India's bustling city is under threat, locals say.
A call to arms to fight the 'war on plastic'
BBC One presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates what we can all do to reduce our use of plastic.
Female scientist's IVF contribution was 'unrecognised'
One of the fertility treatment's pioneers believed Jean Purdy made an equal contribution, letters reveal.
Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine
The French were probably sipping wines we drink today 900 years ago, according to DNA from old grapes.
How plastic bottles are paying for lessons in Nigeria
A school in Nigeria is accepting empty plastic bottles in exchange for payment of school fees.
Scientists close in on hidden Scottish meteorite crater
Evidence points to a 1.2-billion-year-old impact structure lying hidden off Scotland's north-west coast.
Where dogs wear pollution masks
South Korea's dogs have to go for walkies in some of the worst air in the developed world.
How do you vacuum plastic from a beach?
Engineers in Canada have devised a machine they say can clean small pieces of plastic from Hawaii's "Trash Beach".
Tasmanian Devils filmed in Australia playing in the snow
Snow may have caused travel issues in Australia, but these Tasmanian Devils have had fun.
Temperature maps from space would 'boost crop production'
A proposed European Union satellite mission could have major benefits for agriculture.
Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists
The US space agency says it will allow tourists to visit the station from 2020.
Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'
Antarctic glaciers are named after the spacecraft that revolutionised our understanding of the continent.
Blue belt zones to protect minke whales
Special protections are planned for minke whales and basking sharks in their feeding grounds around Scotland.
How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies
Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?
Climate change: Emissions target could cost UK £1tn, warns Hammond
The chancellor warns the PM that reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 could lower public spending.
Prehistoric stone engraved with horses found in France
A carving believed to be about 12,000 years old has been discovered in south-western France.
Heathrow scanners mean liquids can stay in bags
The technology is designed to cut down queues, and lose the annoyance of removing liquids from bags.