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Climate change: UN negotiators 'playing politics' amid global crisis

Political posturing is harming attempts to address key issues at the UN climate talks, participants say.

Polluting firms 'will be hit by climate policies'

Which business sectors will be winners and losers when, and if, climate change policies take affect?

Four tiger foetuses found in Indonesian 'poacher' arrests

Sumatran tigers are critically endangered - with fewer than 400 believed to be left in the wild.

Brian Cox: Why I've been exploring our scientific past

The science broadcaster explains why he's been delving into the lives of some extraordinary scientists.

General election 2019: Labour 'beats other parties on climate change'

Friends of the Earth rates the party above the Greens and Lib Dems in its environment policy survey.

Madrid climate talks will set the tone for Glasgow 2020

The outcome of the COP25 UN climate conference in Spain will influence the event in Scotland next year.

Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.

Mike Horn and Boerge Ousland: North Pole explorers complete epic trek

The Norwegian-South African duo met up with a rescue team as they were dangerously low on food.

Seychelles: The island nation with a novel way to tackle climate change

The Seychelles has swapped 5% of its national debt for a cash injection to fight climate change and save its ocean.

Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens

With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.

How to have a more sustainable Christmas

From renting your tree, to sponsoring a turkey, a growing number of people are having a greener Christmas.

US meteorite adds to origins mystery

Scientists are getting closer to tracing the sources of meteorites that fall to Earth.

Mars rover aims to grab a piece of history

British engineers test technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth.

Plastic pollution has killed half a million hermit crabs, study says

As plastic piles up on beaches, hermit crabs are getting trapped in plastic containers and killed.

Bloodhound diary: Getting the job done at over 600mph

Land speed record holder Andy Green describes his final high-speed test run in the Bloodhound car.

Sydney Zoo: Does the world still need big zoos?

As Sydney gets a brand new zoo, animal experts question what we really learn from visiting captive animals.

Russian president warns over expansion of US space force

The Russian leader says the US "militarisation" of space means Moscow has to respond.

Climate change: The COP25 talks trying to change the world

As the UN has its annual climate change conference, we look at what it's for and if it ever makes a difference.

Election 2019: How far do the parties' climate promises go?

It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?

Restoring Mongolia's fossil heritage

The Gobi Desert produces stunning fossils but many Mongolians never get the chance to see them.

Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green

Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

Greta Thunberg at UN climate talks one year apart

Life has changed a lot for the environmental activist in the space of a year.

COP25 climate change conference: What are you giving up for environment?

As the annual COP25 climate change summit continues in Madrid, we asked delegates from all over the world how they were adapting their lives for the sake of the environment.

200 countries meet in Madrid for climate change discussions

Almost 200 countries are meeting in Madrid to discuss what they're doing to tackle climate change.

How drones can help with counting seals

Rangers on the Farne Islands in Northumberland use drones to keep track of the growing grey seal population.

Climate defenders: Taking wind power to another level

Henrik Stiesdal has been thinking about wind turbines since he was a teenager.

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Greta Thunberg at UN climate talks one year apart

Life has changed a lot for the environmental activist in the space of a year.

COP25 climate change conference: What are you giving up for environment?

As the annual COP25 climate change summit continues in Madrid, we asked delegates from all over the world how they were adapting their lives for the sake of the environment.

200 countries meet in Madrid for climate change discussions

Almost 200 countries are meeting in Madrid to discuss what they're doing to tackle climate change.

How drones can help with counting seals

Rangers on the Farne Islands in Northumberland use drones to keep track of the growing grey seal population.

Climate defenders: Taking wind power to another level

Henrik Stiesdal has been thinking about wind turbines since he was a teenager.

Chennai: Children play as 'toxic' foam blankets Indian beach

The foam is said to be caused by pollutants in sewage mixing with sea water and frothed by waves.

Teen engineer: 'Let me introduce you to my laboratory'

Fifteen-year-old Cheikh Bamba Diaby got into robotics after he had to unblock his sister's mobile phone.

Can old fridges be recycled to make new ones?

A fridge recycling plant believes it has found a more sustainable way to dispose of them.

The Black Sea: Can Europe's most polluted sea be saved?

Scientists are shocked at what they find in the polluted waters, but say there is hope.

White squirrel 'hotspots' investigated in Sussex

A woman who records sightings of the unusual rodents found hotspots for them in East and West Sussex.

Election explained: What to look out for on climate change and the environment

If you care about what the parties are promising to do about the environment, here are some key issues to watch for.

How to make cement more climate-friendly

As India increases its use of cement, the boss of an Indian company hopes to curb its emissions.

Australia fires: Sea of fire races across field near Adelaide

Bushfires have hit areas near Adelaide and created a smoky haze blanketing the city.

Diving to save Indonesia's coral reefs from plastic

Tenia Lestari leads a network of volunteer divers who clear rubbish from the coral reefs and recycle what they find.

Koala rescued from fire in Australia

Bushfires are spreading across Australia's east coast, ravaging the marsupial's main habitat.

Attenborough: People have shown they care about plastic pollution

Sir David Attenborough says people's response to plastic pollution has been encouraging

Climate Change: How did a hacking scandal impact climate science?

What happened after a data hack suggested that climate change caused by humans is a hoax?

Climate defenders: The woman helping coal miners to save the planet

Sharan Burrow wants to find alternative livelihoods for coal miners and therefore help protect our climate.

Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

People in Sydney woke up to a city shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as bushfires rage across the region

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

Could digging up the ocean floor help save the planet?

The seabed is rich in metals, but what damage could mining it cause?

Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.

The 'Bloodhound' supercar aiming to break the land speed record

The BBC met the driver of Bloodhound - part racing car and part spaceship - during testing in South Africa.

Dorset art installation recreates Delhi and London smog

Pods allow visitors to experience the air quality in Delhi, London, Beijing, São Paulo and Norway.

Probing the Universe's Dark Energy with a super-telescope

A super telescope has begun the most detailed observation of the Universe ever undertaken.

The underwater archaeologist unearthing Durham's past

Over the past decade more than 12,000 valuable artefacts have been found.

Jane Fonda 'inspired by Greta Thunberg'

Actress Jane Fonda was arrested alongside fellow actor Ted Danson at a climate protest.

From the Olympics to a climate change activist

Rok Rozman competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Now he has kayaked across six countries to help defend rivers against dams.

Ellie Goulding on climate change: 'The backlash grows ever uglier'

Singer Ellie Goulding spoke at the One Young World summit encouraging young people to stay positive.

Lighthouse moved 70m on rails to save it from falling into sea

Coastal erosion threatened to topple Denmark's Rubjerg Knude lighthouse - but now it's being moved.

Andover runner almost died drinking five litres of water

Marathon runner Johanna Pakenham almost died when she drank five litres of water.

Female astronauts answer questions from orbit

US astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch answer questions about their all-female space walk.

Black hole scientist Dr Katie Bouman on trolling and teamwork

Dr Katie Bouman's photo of the moment she saw her first black hole image went viral - but it wasn't all good.

Are electric cars as 'green' as you think?

The lithium powering electric vehicles is found deep beneath the salt flats of Argentina

Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space

At 16, MiMi Aung travelled alone to the US for an education. Now she's a project lead on Nasa's Mars mission.

Plastic pollution: how plastic bags could help save the planet

Family of inventor says they were designed to be reused to stop trees from being destroyed.

Why a brainless yellow 'blob' that can learn is mystifying scientists

A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo.

Could cricket and worm burgers help save the planet?

Insects are being touted as an eco-friendly protein source, but do bug burgers pass the taste test?

Plastic-free Penzance: The UK's most eco-friendly town?

Where businesses cut down on plastic, fishermen collect litter and students march about the climate.

How do you breathe less pollution on school run?

Going on foot, by bike or by car? Three Sheffield families took part in a test to find out.

How the Great Barrier Reef was saved in the 1960s

The conservationists who campaigned to prevent mining and oil drilling on Australia's coral reef.

How Misha the Bristol polar bear changed zoos forever

The Russian circus polar bear brought to live at Bristol Zoo who helped change zoos.

Goshawks: The rare bird of prey returns to the New Forest

The number of rare goshawks in the New Forest has doubled in the last eight years.

Nobel Prize: how do they pick the winners?

The Nobel Prizes are amongst the most prestigious awards in a variety of fields, so how do you win one?

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