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Electric car charging prices 'must be fair' say MPs

Consumers should not have to pay excessive prices to use public car charging, MPs say.

COP26 climate summit president says progress made, but not enough

The first in-person climate meeting in 18 months sees some tentative progress, but no breakthroughs.

Bezos' $2bn offer to get back in race to the Moon

The billionaire offers to cover $2bn in Nasa costs to be reconsidered for a Moon lander contract.

Extreme weather: What causes flash flooding?

Cities across the world are at risk of extreme rainfall overwhelming their streets

Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report

A two-week virtual negotiation begins on the most critical climate change report since 2013.

Canterbury Cathedral stained glass is among world's oldest

New research indicates that stained glass windows from Canterbury Cathedral may be among the oldest in the world.

The new surgical tool inspired by a wasp

The device avoids clogging by using friction instead of suction, similar to the way a parasitoid wasp lays its eggs.

Meteor wows Norway after blazing through night sky

The meteor is believed to have landed in a forest after flashes of light were seen across Norway.

Climate change: Israel to cut 85% of emissions by mid-century

PM Naftali Bennett says the decision will help the country gradually shift to a low-carbon economy.

Road planners able to ignore climate change, campaigners claim

Government guidelines mean road planners can effectively ignore climate change, campaigners say.

Met Office issues first UK extreme heat warning

It covers south-west England and large parts of Wales as the UK experiences a prolonged hot spell.

Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts

US climate envoy John Kerry says help from China is needed to avoid a dangerous rise in heat.

National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says

Boris Johnson says he will consider the proposal, but finds the idea of extra taxes on people unattractive.

Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity

Scientists want a super-computer powerful enough to accurately project the most damaging extremes.

Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says hydrogen could be future fuel

Hydrogen-powered cars could be the future of Formula 1 according to Ross Brawn, the F1 managing director for motorsports.

Climate change: Amazon regions emit more carbon than they absorb

Rising heat and deforestation cause eastern parts of the Amazon to become carbon sources, not sinks.

Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson may not be astronauts, US says

The US government has tightened rules on which space-goers can claim their astronaut wings.

Jeff Bezos launches to space aboard New Shepard rocket ship

The world's richest man and three other passengers return safely just over 10 minutes after launch.

Russia sends long-delayed module to space station

The 13m-long, 20-tonne Nauka laboratory is finally going into orbit after a delay of 14 years.

Hubble space telescope's function is restored

Engineers restore the Hubble Space Telescope to full operations, after a computer glitch in June.

Is there a future for Africa's lions?

As lion populations decline across much of Africa, could community-led conservation help reverse this trend?

AI breakthrough could spark medical revolution

A program has been used to predict the structures of nearly every protein in the human body.

Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's long, winding path to space

The BBC tracks the long, winding road to Sir Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space.

'Jurassic Pompeii' yields thousands of 'squiggly wiggly' fossils

Scientists are excavating one of the most important Jurassic sites ever discovered in the UK.

Mystery 19th Century botanist tracked down following appeal

Pressed flowers and a poem found inside a centuries-old botany book sparked a quest to find the owner.

Benjamin Jesty: The unsung hero of vaccination

Edward Jenner is credited with inventing the vaccine but his method was pioneered by a Dorset farmer.

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The Scottish mice helping to rewild Ealing

Tiny harvest mice are being exported from East Kilbride to Ealing to help with a rewilding project.

Is there a future for Africa's lions?

As lion populations decline across much of Africa, could community-led conservation help reverse this trend?

The new surgical tool inspired by a wasp

The device avoids clogging by using friction instead of suction, similar to the way a parasitoid wasp lays its eggs.

'People have never seen anything like this before'

Live-streamed footage of a family of blue tits has had more than 41 million views online.

Sundarbans: Why the world’s largest mangrove forest is sinking

The low-lying islands are being battered by violent storms, rising sea levels, and melting ice from the Himalayas.

Tens of thousands of Jurassic fossils found at secret site

The fossils were originally uncovered by two hobby palaeontologists during lockdown.

Jeff Bezos and crew launch into space on New Shepard

Billionaire Jeff Bezos has launched into space, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard.

First space tourist Dennis Tito: 'I was euphoric'

Dennis Tito paid $20 million to travel to the International Space Station in 2001.

Ros Atkins on… the North America heat waves

Ros Atkins explains the link between climate change and recent heat waves in the US and Canada.

Farne Islands: Puffins see visitors return after 18 months

Tourists haven't been able to go to the Farne Islands for 18 months and it's changed the birds' behaviour.

Virgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space (and back)

Sir Richard Branson flies nearly 90km above the Earth in his Virgin Galactic rocket plane.

RIBA Architects say building demolitions cause of carbon emissions

There are more carbon friendly options than replacing old buildings with new ones, architects say.

Climate change: The craft brewery using algae to cut emissions

An Australian craft brewery is using microalgae to turn their carbon emissions into oxygen.

Lithium mining technologies tested in Cornwall

A company in Cornwall is testing different technologies to extract lithium from geothermal waters.

Australian farmer spreads joy with colourful rescue lambs

Australian farmer Tracey Kruger spreads joy with pictures of her rescue lambs in colourful outfits.

Rare European Roller bird spotted in Suffolk

The European Roller has only been seen in the UK a few times in the last five years, say experts.

Henry VIII: Uncovering the Mary Rose's ethnically diverse crew

Archaeologists believe bone samples offer the first evidence a black sailor was among the crew.

Bioluminescence: Photographer's five-year wait to capture blue sea glow

Gareth Mon Jones says he went to the beach 15 nights in a row to find a bioluminescence display.

Shenzhou-12: Chinese astronauts dock with new space station

Shenzhou-12 docked with the new Tiangong space station as part of China's longest crewed mission to date.

Shenzhou-12: China launches three astronauts to space station

China successfully launches the Shenzhou-12 capsule, containing crew for the country's new space station.

Drone cameras record social lives of killer whales

A new study suggests killer whales may socialise with each other based on age and gender.

Pangolin: How do you save the 'world’s most trafficked mammal'?

Thai has dedicated his life to educating the Vietnamese public about pangolin conservation.

‘Really, really rare’ seahorse spotted off UK coast

A marine biologist says it’s the first time he’s ever seen a long-snouted seahorse in the wild.

Why 'tiny forests' can make a big difference

A team of volunteers in Nottinghamshire are hoping the Miyawaki-style forest will help the environment.

G7 in Cornwall: Environmental protesters take to streets and sea

About 200 protesters paddled out into the bay from Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth.

Solar eclipse 2021: Eclipse lights up sky

Some early risers in the northern hemisphere may have spotted the eclipse in the sky on Thursday morning.

Australia whales: ‘Unbelievable’ super-group caught on film

A massive whale pod has been seen "bubble-net" feeding for the first time off Australia’s coast.

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