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Chimpanzees ‘self-medicate’ with healing plants

Wild chimpanzees seek out medicinal plants to eat when they are sick or injured, a study says.

Monkeys got along better after hurricane - study

Scientists say the disaster changed ‘rules of the game’ in monkey society as sharing shade became vital.

Key oil project must count full climate impact - court

Supreme Court has ruled Surrey Council should have considered the climate change impacts of new oil wells.

Are animals conscious? How new research is changing minds

A series of experiments have led a number of scientists to say animals may be conscious.

Drones reveal Antarctic whale 'acrobatics'

Aerial footage of humpback whales shows how efficiently they can twist and turn their huge bodies.

BBC uncovers 6,000 possible illegal sewage spills in one year

Data from English water firms suggests thousands more sewage spills took place on dry days, including during record 2022 heatwave.

Explorer Shackleton's last ship found on ocean floor

Wreck hunters find the ship on which famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton made his final voyage.

Crossbows and eerie silences – following Antarctic whales for climate change clues

How scientists are discovering secrets of Antarctic climate change in the bodies of giant humpback whales.

Nature groups launch legal bid over wildlife loss

Countryside and wildlife conservation groups want a judicial review of government action on nature loss.

Call for UK agency to regulate harmful chemicals

The Royal Society of Chemistry says the current regulation of chemicals is 'not fit for purpose'.

Satellite to probe mystery of clouds and climate

Europe's Earthcare satellite will tell us if the planet could lose the cooling effect of clouds.

27 new wild swimming sites for England - but are they clean?

Twenty-seven new sites have been designated for summer pollution monitoring.

Together in wonder: North America awed by total solar eclipse

Stunning spectacle is witnessed by millions across the continent. Here are some of the stories.

Hottest February marks ninth new monthly record

It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Niño.

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.

World breaches 1.5C warming threshold for full year

The last 12 months were the hottest on record, temporarily sending the world past a deeply symbolic mark.

Who owns the Moon? A new space race means it could be up for grabs

A race for the lunar surface's resources is currently under way. What’s to stop a Wild West opening up?

China's far-side Moon mission begins journey back

Chang'e-6 will bring home rock samples that could help scientists study how planets are formed.

Earliest and most distant galaxy ever observed

The James Webb Space Telescope smashes its own record for detecting the most distant known galaxy.

Airbus UK to build satellite to monitor Sun storms

The spacecraft will give earlier warnings of conditions that produced the recent auroral lights.

Space telescope reveals new images of the Universe

The Euclid telescope mission, backed by Durham University scientists, releases dark Universe images.

More Northern Lights soon as Sun storms strengthen

Another spectacular light show could come within two weeks as Sun storms reach 11-year high.

US says Russia likely launched anti-satellite weapon

The Russian satellite launched last week may be capable of attacking other satellites, the Pentagon says.

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