Feed bbc-news-science-environment BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
Feed http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/science_and_environment/rss.xml
Copyright Copyright: (C) British Broadcasting Corporation, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/help/rss/4498287.stm for terms and conditions of reuse.
Updated 2019-02-22 18:18
Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped
Australia agrees to discard of one million tonnes of waste in world's largest coral reef.
Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward
Scottish pilot Dave Mackay pushes Virgin Galactic's rocket plane faster and higher than it's ever been.
Botswana mulls lifting elephant hunting ban
A government report recommends lifting a four-year ban on hunting elephants.
World's biggest bee found alive
A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.
Israel's Beresheet Moon mission gets under way
The privately backed Beresheet robot leaves Earth on a mission to land on the lunar surface in April.
Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid
The Hayabusa-2 probe descended to the Ryugu asteroid to try to collect a sample from its surface.
Old becomes new
Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week.
Insects decline: What do insects actually do?
Reports show many insect populations are declining. How will that affect us?
'A Britain which no longer exists'
A collection of images spanning 64 years has been described as the "historical Google Earth".
UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity
A UN report says the plants and animals crucial to human food systems are in global decline.
Why is this horse dressed like a zebra?
Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a novel way of keeping flies away from horses.
How human food is changing wildlife
Wild animals are increasingly eating our food and scientists are discovering 'hidden effects'.
Teeny T. rex relative discovered in US
A newly discovered relative of T. rex stood just a metre or more tall at the hip, a study suggests.
Climate change: Ban gas grid for new homes 'in six years'
New-build homes should be warmed by heat pumps or networks of hot water, a report says.
'Super snow moon' lights up the skies
The biggest and brightest supermoon of 2019 was observed around the world.
How your weekly shop affects the environment
BBC Radio 5 Live's Sam Walker looks at which foods are better for the environment.
'Brexit gap' over wildlife protection is looming
Eighty per cent of Wales' environmental laws are tied to the EU and must be replaced, charities warn.
Neolithic skull found by Thames 'mudlarkers'
A 5,600-year-old skull fragment discovered by Thames amateur archaeologists goes on display.
Climate change: Death of the 'grandfather of climate science'
Wallace Broecker, the scientist who helped popularise the term "global warming", has died at the age 87.
Space travel edges closer at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
It is still the final frontier, but space travel has come a little closer to the public at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Chinese 'Ivory Queen' Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania
The Chinese businesswoman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for operating an ivory-smuggling ring.
Mystery disease killing beech trees
A mystery disease that is killing beech trees could cause widespread die-offs unless more is done to halt its spread, warn scientists.
Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse
Growing meat in the laboratory may damage the climate more in the long run, than meat from cattle.
Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive clothes recycling
Clothing brands and retailers should pay per item to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme, MPs say.
'Hundreds' of badgers illegally killed each year in NI
Badger baiting: 'Hundreds' illegally killed every season in Northern Ireland
Plastic waste - what Neath pupils think
What do these Neath pupils think of plastic waste after a beach clean-up?
ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays
X-ray images reveal the inner workings of a variety of different species at ZSL London Zoo.
Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme
Campaigners say retailers want fees to apply only to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.
Clothing conscience
How sustainable are your fashion habits? Take our quiz.
AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'
Techniques used to analyse data are producing misleading and often wrong results, critics say.
Call to ban killer robots in wars
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.
Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winning
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion
Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa
Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.
Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'
Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.
Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change
Students in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government.
Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.
BP: Plastic ban 'could have unintended consequences'
The oil and gas company believes a prohibition on single-use plastic could increase CO2, but is that true?
Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'
A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.
Climate strike: Why are students striking and will it have an impact?
Across the UK, students are set to take part in a climate strike, but will it make a difference?
Eagle rescued after huge ice ball grows on its tail
A bald eagle had to be rescued after a 20cm ice ball grew on its tail.
LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade
The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.
Cambridge anglers win fish loss compensation
Anglian Water admits ammonia discharge from a recycling unit killed big bream in the River Cam.
Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment
The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.
Search for Shackleton's lost Endurance ship called off
Thick ice and a lost sub bring an end to the search for the famous Antarctic explorer's sunken polar yacht.
Paying tribute to the nation's forests
Britons are being urged to write a poem, letter or story to celebrate the woodlands of the UK.
Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya
It's claimed this is the first time the rare animal has been photographed in Africa in a century.
Greta Thunberg: The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikes
Greta Thunberg spoke to the BBC in September, but since then she's become a global phenomenon.
Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover
The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.
Nasa's InSight mission: Mars 'mole' put on planet's surface
The US space agency's InSight mission positions the second of its surface instruments on Mars.
New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats
The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.
12345678910...