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China coal power building boom sparks climate warning

Concerns over CO2 emissions as development restarts at hundreds of coal-fired power stations in China.

Europe's Ariane-5 rocket makes 100th flight

Europe's workhorse rocket racks up its 100th launch as it battles stiff American competition.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of evolution

There are many myths and misunderstandings about evolution - how much do you know?

Climate change kills Antarctica's ancient moss beds

Climate change is killing Antarctic's mosses, hardy plants growing at the bottom of the planet for centuries.

Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid

Pictures have emerged from the surface of an asteroid after Japan landed two robotic rovers on it.

Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

A box of archives reveals the story of a pioneering 19th century gardener who blazed a trail for women.

All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this trend to continue, the system needs to change

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.

Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls

Pandas have to be within 20 metres of each other to identify each other's calls in their bamboo forest home.

Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest

It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.

Why do we hate wasps and love bees?

Both are as ecologically useful, say scientists, and the same effort must be made to protect them.

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'

A British satellite successfully deploys a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris.

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.

Solar Orbiter: Spacecraft to leave UK bound for the Sun

UK engineers finish building a satellite that will carry cameras closer to the Sun than ever before.

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity.

Prickly cactus species 'under threat'

The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say researchers.

ICESat will get unprecedented view of Earth's ice

The US space agency launches a laser into orbit to assess the impact of climate change on the poles.

Portugal shipwreck is 'discovery of a decade'

The wreckage of a boat that sank 400 years ago is found to contain currency used in the slave trade.

India's solar power ambitions

India has big solar ambitions, but could recent policy uncertainties cast a shadow on its plans?

Is being vegan better for the environment?

An increasing number of people are choosing the plant-based diet.

Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.

The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

Frank and Veronica Tett have been nursing hedgehogs back to health for the last 30 years.

Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster

It's a scream: Riding on some types of roller-coaster is an effective way of removing kidney stones.

'World's oldest brewery' found in Israel

Researchers believe they have found the world's oldest brewery in a prehistoric cave in Israel.

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

How wheat gene map could help 'feed world'

Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.

'They dammed everything'

Hundreds of hydropower projects threaten to harm Bosnia's rivers, protesters say.

Life of a shark scientist

Marine biologist Melissa Marquez shares a dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and tips for swimming with sharks.

'Farming the desert'

The nation is united behind drought-hit farmers, but some query the merits of "special treatment".

Ice and fire

Yes, Antarctica has (and needs) a fire department. Megan Branson spent three seasons there as a fire-fighter/paramedic.

Unlikely survival

A reef near a polluted port raises hopes for the conservation of other endangered coral.

Martian timesheet

Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.

Floating farm

An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

It'll be toasty

When the Bloodhound supersonic car attempts to break the land speed record, managing heat around the vehicle is going to be important.

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.

Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes

Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

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BBC News - Science and Environment

Portugal shipwreck is 'discovery of a decade'

The wreckage of a boat that sank 400 years ago is found to contain currency used in the slave trade.

India's solar power ambitions

India has big solar ambitions, but could recent policy uncertainties cast a shadow on its plans?

Is being vegan better for the environment?

An increasing number of people are choosing the plant-based diet.

Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.

The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

Frank and Veronica Tett have been nursing hedgehogs back to health for the last 30 years.

Gulper eel caught on camera in Hawaii

A rare gulper eel is caught on camera displaying its huge pouch-like mouth in Hawaii.

The inventor who plans to build a city under the sea

After spending decades exploring the deep sea, Phil Nuytten plans to build a colony there.

The satellite that can clean up space rubbish from Earth's orbit

It's part of a plan to clean up the millions of pieces of rubbish floating in Earth's orbit.

Nasa laser launches into space

ICESat-2 will use laser beams to measure ice levels on Earth as it orbits 500km above the planet.

Starvation fears after piglets stolen from London farm

There are fears for the welfare of 11 tiny piglets stolen from a farm in London.

Nightingales 'could become extinct in Hampshire'

A wildlife trust is warning the species could become extinct in Hampshire.

Salford scientists show how cars could power your home

The electric cars with stored power that could be transferred to a dwelling.

Did Usain Bolt win the space race?

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt took part in a zero gravity race as part of a champagne promotion.

Endangered water voles return to Somerset river after 30 years

The National Trust conservation project aims to boost wildlife on the Holnicote Estate in Exmoor.

Giant barrier to clear Pacific plastic

The ambitious project aims to tackle a collection of waste known as the Great Garbage Patch.

The plastic smokers leave behind

An activist hopes to pick up a million cigarette butts from his local beaches to draw attention to the plastic they contain.

New Natural History Museum room honours Mary Anning

The room has been transformed in honour of pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning.

What really happens to 'recycling' plastic?

Many Japanese people who recycle their household plastic would be shocked to know where it ends up.

The all female anti-poaching unit protecting elephants

This team of women are protecting elephants in the South African bush from ivory poachers.

Saving the 'king of the birds' with DNA

Scientists believe a genetic code could help protect golden eagles in the wild.

Fireball caught on camera over Perth

A fireball - believed to be a meteor - has lit up the sky near Perth in Western Australia.

The birds that follow planes to get home

One of the world’s most endangered birds has lost its sense of direction. So a team of humans are flying aircraft over 1,000km with a flock of birds behind them.

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