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UK power station still burning rare forest wood

Owner Drax, which received £6bn in subsidies, continues to burn timber from Canadian trees - BBC finds.

Catalonia's farmers demand more help over drought

As Spain continues to be blighted by a lack of rain, farmers want more government assistance.

Apple unplugs electric car project, reports say

The firm never acknowledged the project publicly but had recruited about two thousands workers.

'Ice bumps' reveal history of Antarctic melting

Satellites reveal a 50-year record of climate change by tracing the lumpiness in ice surfaces.

Gills Aloud? Tiny fish found making very big noise

A miniscule, transparent fish makes drumming sounds as loud as a jackhammer, say researchers.

Japan Moon lander survives lunar night

Space agency Jaxa said the craft re-established communication after the equivalent of two Earth weeks without Sun.

Odysseus Moon lander 'tipped over on touchdown'

The history-making robot likely caught its foot on contact with the lunar surface and fell sideways.

UK quits treaty that lets oil firms sue government

The ECT allowed fossil-fuel companies to sue governments for billions in compensation for lost profits.

Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia

Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive.

Mystery over persistent mercury levels in tuna

Pollution controls have seen mercury emissions plummet - but levels in tuna have remained stable.

'Pirate of the seas' in big decline after bird flu

Sea-bird counts after avian flu show serious declines in three species, the charity RSPB says.

Landslide inches from luxury homes in California

At least three homes in Dana Point, California are under threat after a portion of the cliff they're on gave way.

Brightest and hungriest black hole ever detected

Astronomers report an object that shines with a brightness equivalent to 500 trillion suns.

US spacecraft blasts off towards Moon's south pole

If the Odysseus craft lands safely it would be the first private mission to successfully land on the Moon.

Trillion-tonne iceberg A23a spins on the spot

It may be bigger than a large city - but the world's biggest iceberg can still turn on a sixpence.

European mission approved to detect cosmic ripples

The Lisa project to detect gravitational waves will be one of the most complex ever space missions.

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