BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

08/22/2017 04:59 PM
'Hero' of Paris climate agreement dies
Former Marshall Islands minister Tony De Brum, who played a key role in securing the Paris pact passes away aged 72.

08/22/2017 01:35 PM
Australia Zoo asks public to name white koala joey
Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.

08/22/2017 11:20 AM
'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight
Scientists create bacteria covered in tiny solar panels that generate a potential new fuel from the Sun.

08/22/2017 02:10 AM
High view
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

08/22/2017 01:13 AM
Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins
Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.

08/21/2017 09:45 PM
Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds
A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.

08/21/2017 09:22 PM
Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular
Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.

08/21/2017 07:48 PM
Solar eclipse: Watch it happen
The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.

08/21/2017 11:58 AM
RRS Sir David Attenborough's stern on the move
A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.

08/20/2017 12:23 PM
The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom
In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.

08/20/2017 04:38 AM
How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe Islands
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.

08/18/2017 12:27 AM
Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

08/17/2017 12:02 PM
The algae that terraformed Earth
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

08/17/2017 01:07 AM
Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey
Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.

08/17/2017 01:04 AM
Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress
Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.

08/17/2017 01:01 AM
Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'
UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.

08/16/2017 11:57 AM
Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light
Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray

08/16/2017 02:26 AM
'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved
A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.

08/16/2017 02:08 AM
Scientists discover a new flower of Shetland
The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.

08/15/2017 12:57 PM
'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum
Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.

08/15/2017 11:14 AM
Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

08/15/2017 01:56 AM
Majestic archipelago
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.

08/15/2017 01:08 AM
Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.

08/14/2017 01:55 PM
Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled
A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.

08/14/2017 09:34 AM
Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere
Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.

08/13/2017 01:08 PM
'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK
A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.

08/11/2017 06:19 PM
Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters
Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.

08/11/2017 01:11 PM
Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.

08/11/2017 12:55 PM
Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims
Scientists respond furiously to claims about climate change made in a BBC radio interview.

08/11/2017 03:01 AM
GM pigs take step to being organ donors
Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.

08/11/2017 12:58 AM
Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods
In different parts of Europe, rivers are flooding earlier or later because of rising temperatures, say scientists.

08/10/2017 02:11 PM
Giant dinosaur slims down... a bit
Scientists revise their estimate of the bulk of a colossal titanosaur, but not by much.

08/10/2017 11:25 AM
Cannibals engraved bones of the dead
The prehistoric cannibals of southern England marked up the bones of the people they ate.

08/10/2017 09:49 AM
First 'winged' mammals flew over dinosaurs
Fossils of the first "winged" mammals, from 160 million years ago, are discovered in China.

08/10/2017 09:47 AM
Exposure to oil sends birds off course
Even light exposure to oil from disasters like the Deep Water Horizon oil spill makes flying more difficult for birds.

08/09/2017 08:00 PM
Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe
One day, the immunotherapy could free patients from daily insulin injections.

08/09/2017 06:53 PM
James Webb: Telescope's giant origami shield takes shape
The size of a tennis court, it will shield the vision of the biggest space telescope ever built.

08/09/2017 06:21 PM
'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat
New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet.

08/09/2017 01:11 AM
Penguin feathers record migration route
Scientists study the chemistry of penguin plumage to track the birds' movements.

08/08/2017 05:23 AM
Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39
Chantek could also clean his room, make and use tools and learn the route to a restaurant.

08/08/2017 01:22 AM
'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord
There are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.

08/07/2017 04:03 PM
New grass snake identified in the UK
There are now four species of wild snake native to the UK, not three as scientists first thought.

08/07/2017 02:15 PM
Emojis help software spot emotion and sarcasm
The algorithm learned to recognise sarcasm, allowing it to spot hate speech faster than humans.

08/07/2017 07:02 AM
Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets
A rash of new incinerators could make it impossible for the UK to meet future recycling targets.

08/05/2017 10:51 AM
Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100
Weather-related deaths could surge by 2100 if nothing is done to curb climate change, scientists say.

08/04/2017 03:48 PM
Fewer cars not cleaner ones key to tackling air quality
Plans to promote electric vehicles in the UK are not enough tackle air pollution says leading adviser.

08/02/2017 01:07 AM
Not just stars
The shortlisted images in this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year have now been selected.

07/29/2017 02:20 AM
Summer song
How field crickets are being brought back from the brink of extinction by a unique conservation project.

07/18/2017 03:23 AM
Sprouting wings
We're all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a "flying ant day"?

07/17/2017 02:06 PM
Newquay is go!
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

07/14/2017 05:27 PM
'Beam me up, Scotty'
Chinese scientists have "teleported" a photon particle to a satellite - could humans be next?

07/11/2017 11:50 AM
Fusion wait
We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced.

07/11/2017 01:07 AM
Zoo keepers
Galaxy Zoo is one of the most successful citizen science projects ever conceived. We look back at what it's achieved over 10 years.