The robotic Chang'e-5 mission aims to return the first lunar rocks to Earth in more than 40 years.
The former secretary of state is among the names announced for key roles in the new US administration.
Surveillance of farmed mink for coronavirus should be mandatory, says a top scientist.
Despite the global lockdowns, overall greenhouse gas concentrations have continued to rise.
The Chang'e-5 probe is hoping to assist in better understanding the Moon's origin and formation.
It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.
Denmark's mass mink cull after a coronavirus outbreak at farms leaves the industry in the spotlight.
A government promise to ban gas boilers from new homes by 2023 has been withdrawn from its website.
The vaccine is cheaper than other options and easier to distribute around the world.
Environmental groups say new regulations on ships carrying polluting oils in the Arctic don't go far enough.
Now owned jointly by UK taxpayers and an Indian conglomerate, OneWeb formally emerges from bankruptcy.
Ministers visited the scene of a huge peat slide on the Tyrone Donegal border.
The data will help protect vital pollinators and could lead to new bee discoveries, say scientists.
We answer your top questions on electric cars - on charging, on range and on battery life.
The iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico is to be dismantled, officials announce.
On Martinique and Guadeloupe a pesticide has poisoned the soil and water and caused many cases of prostate cancer.
The great whales are returning to the island that hosted the industry that nearly destroyed them.
UK officials are reportedly considering asking us to stop sending "thanks" emails - but why?
The PM confirms he is bringing the ban forward as he sets out his "green industrial revolution".
Rising temperatures are destabilising lake and river ice, boosting the risk of people drowning.
Young climate activists call for urgent action at Mock COP as Covid delays UN climate talks.
The Stirling High School students used satellite imagery and computer software to search for the birds.
The long-awaited emissions plan leave some policies untouched, says the BBC's Environment Analyst.
Michael Visocchi's work memorialises the many animals killed by the whale hunters of South Georgia.
For the first time, advocates have tracked how animals in US waters are harmed by plastic pollution.
Delegates agree on guidelines to align the industry with the Paris climate change treaty.
North Atlantic tropical storms are stronger for longer when they hit land because of global warming.
The BBC understands the government is set to announce it will bring 2040's ban forward by a decade.
The PM's plan will need to look heavily to Scotland for both the natural and the technical fixes.
As the UK government unveils new environmental targets, what about the previous ones?
We fact-check US and Chinese claims about CO2 emissions, plastic waste and illegal timber.
What will a Joe Biden presidency mean for the global battle against rising temperatures?
BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.
The firm says the project will create 6,000 new jobs in the Midlands and the North of England
Green groups welcome the UK's plan to outlaw the import of food and other goods from protected areas.
Exclusive: A forensic investigation finds evidence of deliberate burning in Papua's palm oil plantations.
The nocturnal, prehistoric Asprete has teetered on the brink of extinction for decades.
After a three year wait, the US becomes the first nation to leave the Paris climate pact.
The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?
A coalition of environmentalists want a scheme offering home insulation grants extended to 2030.
How the Indian government launched ‘Project Tiger’ to save the animals from extinction
Preventing pandemics could be more than 100 times cheaper than tackling their deadly effects.
More satellites are ordered for the EU project that monitors the state of the planet.
The agency's Moon rocket is entering the final stages of testing ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.
Nasa's huge next-generation rocket is undergoing tests ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.
The four astronauts who left Earth on Monday have arrived at the 410-km orbiting outpost.
UK scientists show how astronauts on the Moon or Mars could one day mine for metals using bacteria.
The green light is given to the near-billion-euro space observatory that will study far-off worlds.
Joel Miller filmed the red planet using a telescope and a DSLR camera in his back garden.
The Osiris-Rex probe is now safely carrying rock from an asteroid several million kilometres from Earth.
Why is SpaceX carrying astronauts to the space station and back for Nasa?
The "unambiguous detection of water" will boost Nasa's hopes of establishing a lunar base.
Prof Carlos Frenk is one of the originators of a theory on dark matter and galaxies.
Thales Alenia Space will build Europe's two major contributions to the Lunar Gateway space station.
The trip took just three hours and three minutes – half the usual journey time.
The New Shepard rocket carried technology designed to return humans to the Moon in four years.
You saw the headlines of a $1.8m meteorite? Here's the real story and it's just as fascinating.
Ahead of a UK plan to reach "net zero", we guide you through some of the key terms in climate change.
An Australian photographer says it feels "amazing" to capture spectacular images of long-absent storms.
Can young people help solve the biggest problems facing the planet, given support and opportunity?
Hopes are rising that an effective vaccine against Covid-19 will be available soon.
Historical museum specimens have helped to solve a long standing scientific monkey puzzle.
Denmark's mink-related coronavirus scare has caused alarm, but scientists urge caution.
Retailers are increasingly using AI to try to predict and encourage what customers purchase.
A collection of items belonging to the Bletchley Park code-breaker were stolen from Dorset in 1984.
If the world's biggest iceberg grounds at South Georgia island, it could devastate local wildlife.
A study of dog DNA patterns shows that our "best friend" among animals is also our oldest one.
Like the country as a whole, Oxford's Radcliffe weather station recorded an extremely wet October.
Somali environmentalist Ahmed Ibrahim Awale hopes it will inspire African researchers.
Standing 500m (1,640ft) tall, the "blade-like" reef was found off Australia's far north.
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We hear a lot about single-use plastics like bottles and packaging but tyre wear is a big problem.
A look at some of the stories you may have missed this week.
Commander Mike Hopkins said his team had an amazing ride on the privately owned spacecraft.
This year's Woman's Hour Power List celebrates women who are helping to tackle the climate crisis.
Onlookers were dwarfed by the massive waves as the category five storm sweeps over the Caribbean.
Coronavirus is ripping through indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest.
Phil Davies leads a global campaign to claim ownership of the planet by improving its atmosphere.
Archaeologists opened one coffin to reveal a mummy, dating back over 2,500 years.
The first sighting of a Bigfin squid has been recorded in the Great Australian Bight by researchers.
Trump supporters have been chanting conflicting messages in Michigan and Arizona. We look at why.
Lakshmi Narayan Reddy's home in India attracts hundreds of the ring-necked species of parrot every day.
Thousands of creatures were killed and injured in last summer's blazes on South Australia's Kangaroo Island.
Strong winds and low pressure created 'extremely dangerous' conditions off the coast of Cornwall.
Nasa has announced it's found an abundance of water on the Moon. But what else is up there?
The new £200m ship begins important testing and sea trials ahead of its maiden cruise in 2021.
Nasa scientists were elated as the spacecraft successfully touched down for just a few seconds to grab rocks and dirt.
"It's a fish really getting itself into somewhere that it's not designed to be," says rescue team.
Amid fresh concern about overfishing, scientists say eating more jellyfish may give us benefits.
Seeing record-breaking numbers of knot take flight "should be on everybody's bucket list".
Teenagers living in remote Arctic communities share their concerns about the effects of climate change.
More than half of 18 to 24-years-old in the UK are worried that climate change has been neglected because of coronavirus.
The trip took just three hours and three minutes – half the usual journey time.
What this year's science Nobel Prizes showed us about the darkest mysteries of the Universe.
Eight-year-old Inbar and her 3m pet python enjoy a swim in the pool.
Over the next decade, the £50m prize fund aims to support ideas that will help repair the earth.
Oskars has spent eight years trying to stop an invasive toxic weed surrounding his home in Latvia.
As unprecedented wildfires rage across the Golden State, Californians have been bearing the brunt.
For the first time, both British and American jets launch off HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Powerful Storm Alex has brought destructive winds, rain, flooding and landslides to southern France.
From monkeys to spiders - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ask about the natural world.
As Covid-19 threatens conservation work, Whipsnade Zoo is hoping for rhino breeding success.
Scientists explain how the biggest deep-sea study of two marine parks led to exciting discoveries.
The Hydroflex made a 25-mile round-trip in Warwickshire, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph.
Little White and Little Grey were in captivity in a park in China but now live in waters in Iceland.
BBC Breakfast spoke to Sir David Attenborough ahead of his new documentary A Life on Our Planet.
PM Boris Johnson signs a UN pledge, saying UK government "absolutely committed" to global problem.
Mine-detecting rat, Magawa, has sniffed out dozens of landmines and unexploded munitions in Cambodia.
A professor has won £2.3m for applying complex maths to simple situations - like stirring tea.
Scientists are warning about the consequences of vast swathes of ground thawing in Siberia.
Too white? Too middle class? Activist Fatima explores the climate change movement's diversity.
A full-size, crewless research ship is to make one of the world's first autonomous transatlantic voyages.
The River Keekle was lined 20 years ago to protect it from pollution but the plastic became the problem.
Sir David Attenborough and the mountain gorillas that have won the fight against extinction.
Hollywood star Jane Fonda has written a book about how people can get involved in climate change activism.
Experts keep discussing the value of R, but what is it and why does it matter?
Australian species roam over massive distances and help the land recover from fire, research finds.
Scientists are stunned that bacteria attached to the outside of the International Space Station survived for three years.
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