BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

07/20/2018 01:15 AM
Nairobi National Park railway 'threatens Kenyan wildlife'
Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park.

07/19/2018 10:22 PM
Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?
It sounds like the perfect solution, but critics say it failed their test.

07/19/2018 04:07 PM
Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world
The fossil of a prehistoric snake that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been found entombed in amber.

07/19/2018 02:01 PM
Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years
The Atlantic system that warms the UK is slowing down but this may cause even more heating.

07/19/2018 12:17 PM
Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together
Engineers at Cammell Laird shipyard add the top six decks to the hull of the UK's new polar ship.

07/19/2018 11:11 AM
Theresa May announces new environment bill
PM commits to laws that will ensure environmental protection improves - but not everyone is convinced.

07/19/2018 01:31 AM
Antarctic seabed site gets protection after reporter's submarine trip
Video of a seabed filmed by a BBC journalist has helped the area get special protection.

07/18/2018 03:25 PM
Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history
Geologists classify the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.

07/18/2018 01:25 PM
Ecuador's colonial past 'written in soil'
The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found.

07/18/2018 01:34 AM
The real cabbage soup diet: What Britons ate down the ages
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.

07/18/2018 01:34 AM
Are young people going cool on cars?
More and more young people are living without the car. Will the government change its road-building plans?

07/17/2018 06:58 PM
The new sharks coming to UK waters
Research suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm.

07/17/2018 06:07 PM
Does Wales hold the key for saving the puffin from extinction?
While the bird is dying out in parts of Europe, the population on one Welsh island is thriving.

07/17/2018 04:08 PM
The UK's history in space
The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space.

07/17/2018 01:28 PM
Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread
Charred crumbs found in the Jordanian desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years.

07/16/2018 10:16 PM
UK to build record-breaking solar planes
The lightweight Zephyr aircraft could be used in communications and remote sensing.

07/16/2018 03:06 PM
Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

07/16/2018 07:48 AM
Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'
Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.

07/15/2018 02:58 AM
Nation's botanical treasures to go on display
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.

07/14/2018 05:17 PM
Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship
Sir David Attenborough has launched the hull of the UK's newest polar ship, which is named after him.

07/14/2018 01:45 PM
Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship
The hull of the ship, which the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface, is launched into the Mersey.

07/14/2018 03:13 AM
Horse sense: Happiest equines love to snort, says study
Snorting in horses is linked to a 'positive internal state', say scientists, and could improve animal welfare.

07/13/2018 01:39 AM
Brexit 'could damage UK environment'
MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises

07/13/2018 01:39 AM
Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.

07/12/2018 05:44 PM
Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed
Researchers believe a galactic "monster" is a source of cosmic neutrinos detected on Earth.

07/12/2018 05:09 PM
Whale killing: Iceland accused of slaughtering rare whale
Campaigners say that what appears to be a rare blue whale has been killed by Icelandic whalers.

07/12/2018 02:25 PM
Major sewage pollution incidents increase
Rivers overall are getting cleaner, but water firms still need to do better, the Environment Agency says.

07/12/2018 02:00 AM
Killing rats could save coral reefs
Threatened reefs can be protected by eradicating destructive rats on tropical islands, scientists say.

07/12/2018 01:58 AM
Survey: Half of young people want electric cars
Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.

07/12/2018 12:31 AM
Earliest evidence of humans outside Africa
Scientists say they've probably found the earliest evidence of a human presence outside Africa.

07/11/2018 04:46 PM
'We can build a real time machine'
Travelling in time might sound like fantasy, but some physicists think it might really be possible.

07/11/2018 10:03 AM
Heatwave uncovers submerged history
Weeks of dry weather cause water levels at Spelga Dam to drop, exposing a hidden history.

07/11/2018 08:52 AM
Ancient bones reveal forgotten history of whales
Old whale bones suggest the origins of whale hunting may go back to the days of the Roman Empire.

07/11/2018 01:03 AM
On board the flying lab testing UK wildfire smoke
Victoria Gill joins scientists trying to find out how wildfires affect the air we breathe.

07/10/2018 03:02 PM
Israeli space probe to land on Moon in 2019
It will be the first privately-funded space probe to land on the lunar surface.

07/10/2018 02:27 PM
'Sir David Attenborough' ready for big splash
The UK's new £200m polar research ship is on the slipway ready to go in the River Mersey.

07/10/2018 01:36 AM
Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina
Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions.

07/10/2018 01:13 AM
Legal EU ivory sales 'condemn elephants'
Campaigners find many legally sold antique ivory trinkets in Europe come from recently killed elephants.

07/10/2018 12:26 AM
Krill companies limit Antarctic fishing
The overwhelming majority of krill companies are to stop fishing in vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.

07/09/2018 05:43 AM
Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise
A banned chemical used to make household insulation is implicated in damage to the ozone layer.

07/05/2018 03:37 AM
Nowhere to hide
Europe's Sentinel satellite tasked with tracking dirty air maps the major emissions of sulphur dioxide.

07/04/2018 03:04 AM
Curious camera
A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation.

07/03/2018 08:34 PM
Exomoons: On the hunt for distant worlds
Distant moons may be the most plentiful habitats in the galaxy

07/02/2018 05:19 PM
Science to chew on
Scientists fail to find a koala cuteness gene but DNA may lead to a vaccine for chlamydia in the iconic marsupial.

07/02/2018 12:36 PM
Ocean crowd
Turning the 4,000 live-aboard yachts around the world into a research fleet.

06/30/2018 02:24 AM
Reality Check
It's often said that butterflies are dying out in the UK, but do the statistics back this up?

06/28/2018 12:07 PM
Wood Wide Web
Plants share resources using an underground network called the "Wood Wide Web".

06/21/2018 02:43 AM
Deeply dippy
Dippy the diplodocus is proving a huge draw on its UK-wide tour. Why are some people so fascinated with dinosaurs?

06/19/2018 01:01 AM
Hot air
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?

06/12/2018 05:18 PM
Top hat
With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car.

06/11/2018 11:58 PM
Big cat spat
The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why?

06/07/2018 01:43 PM
Shunning Britain
British farmers say they are facing a shortage of workers to pick fruit and vegetables as recruitment companies say they can't find enough to fill vacancies.

06/07/2018 02:00 AM
Human planet
Scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin believe humans are not on an inevitable course to self-destruction.

06/07/2018 01:24 AM
Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.

06/03/2018 10:29 PM
Margaret Atwood
Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic.

05/27/2018 09:21 PM
Read the experiences of the four surviving astronauts to have set foot on the lunar surface.

05/25/2018 04:17 PM
Global problem
National Geographic magazine has published some startling images of the global plastic pollution scourge.

05/22/2018 01:05 AM
Fatal confusion
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.

05/21/2018 01:27 AM
Seeds of hope
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

05/18/2018 01:14 AM
Pump it down
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

05/15/2018 10:21 AM
Building back up
After last years first test runs, the Bloodhound supersonic car is being rebuilt ready to go faster still.

03/14/2018 02:06 PM
Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes
Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

03/14/2018 12:24 PM
Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures
The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.