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Commercial development of gene-edited food now legal in England

The law has changed to allow the commercial development and sale of gene-edited food in England.

What is gene-edited food and is it safe to eat?

Gene-edited food can now be developed and sold in England, but not in the rest of the UK.

Claude Lorius: Pioneering French climate change scientist dies aged 91

His expeditions to Antarctica helped prove that humans were responsible for global warming.

Living with water pollution in Guatemala

A look at one waterway clogged with rubbish as the UN global water summit takes place.

Ending sewage dumping will mean higher water bills - report

The House of Lords report blames government, regulator and water companies for pollution.

Badger tunnels halt traffic on Dutch railways

Trains in the north and south of the Netherlands are affected, with some services stopping for a week.

Five things we've learned from UN climate report

BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath outlines the key takeaways from the latest IPCC report.

UN climate report: Scientists release 'survival guide' to avert climate disaster

Technology is providing solutions but the climate forecast is worsening, scientists say in major report.

UN warns against 'vampiric' global water use

A new report warning of "endemic" water scarcity is released ahead of a three-day water summit.

Extreme weather: What is it and how is it connected to climate change?

Heatwaves, wildfires, floods and droughts highlight how extreme weather is linked to climate change.

Ocean treaty: Historic agreement reached after decade of talks

Countries have reached a landmark agreement to help put 30% of the world's oceans into protection.

How slimmed-down websites can cut their carbon emissions

Businesses are discovering tweaks that can dramatically reduce the environmental impact of their websites.

It's the best job on the planet, says new Nasa chief

Dr Nicola Fox, originally from Hertfordshire, is the first woman to become Nasa's head of science.

Turkey earthquake fault lines mapped from space

The EU's Sentinel satellite system traces how the ground ruptured during Monday's big tremors.

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Terran-1: 3D-printed rocket lifts off but fails to reach orbit

Despite failing to reach orbit, Relativity Space says the vehicle passed key objectives.

Hampshire shark: Appeal for head to be returned

The BBC's Duncan Kennedy visits Hampshire to find out why scientists are appealing for help.

Fungi surfboards show there's mush-room for innovation

Steve Davies has designed a surfboard using fungi to make it more biodegradable.

'I named a cockroach after my ex for Valentine's Day'

A Texas zoo allows naming the critters after former lovers before they are fed to other animals.

Asteroid caught on camera soaring above English Channel

The asteroid was also seen in the sky above northern France.

Tiny creature unlocks life before the ice age

A cave in Canada has been declared a globally significant location to preserve this rare amphipod.

'Proud to be a Nimby': Onshore wind divides East Yorkshire

Mike Padgett opposes new wind farms in East Yorkshire, while others welcome an energy bill discount.

The moment SpaceX tests its powerful rocket system

With 33 engines, Starship will be the most powerful launcher in human history.

Eating chicken without killing chicken?

A US firm has regulatory approval for lab-grown meat and is aiming to sell it to restaurants soon.

Watch: The signals great apes use to communicate

Scientists say that humans are able to understand many of the gestures made by wild chimpanzees.

How eating oysters could help protect the coast

Restaurants in New Orleans are recycling their oyster shells in an effort to protect the Louisiana coastline.

Winchcombe meteorite: Is this the UK's most important fireball?

The meteorite crashed in England in 2021, containing water that was a near-perfect match for that on Earth.

The man who first discovered plastic in the ocean

In 1971 Edward Carpenter discovered plastic floating about in the Atlantic Ocean.

The people who rent the same Christmas tree year after year

Some people are choosing to hire their Christmas tree to try to reduce waste and help the environment.

Baby pink iguanas spotted for first time in Galapagos Islands

There are only thought to be a few hundred of the critically endangered species left in the world.

Out on a spacewalk with Nasa astronauts at the ISS

The astronauts installed new solar panels to give the International Space Station more power.

Kiburi the gorilla finds new home at London Zoo

The 18-year-old silverback was moved from Tenerife as part of an international breeding programme.

Antarctica penguins: How too much ice triggered population decline

A large Adélie penguin population off Antarctica has fallen by 43% over the past decade.

Mumbai's Aarey forest: The woman fighting to protect it from metro project

Pramila is protesting against a train depot being built in the forest where her community lives alongside leopards.

Nasa Artemis I rocket blasts off in historic launch

Artemis I is Nasa's most powerful rocket ever and is part of a plan to return humans to the Moon.

Ros Atkins on... Is the 1.5C climate target still possible?

The BBC's analysis editor looks at whether the UN's target to limit global warming can still be reached.

COP27: Antonio Guterres apologises after reading wrong speech

Antonio Guterres apologises after being given a speech intended for an event for young people at COP27.

COP27: Is climate change going to make diseases more likely in future?

Scientists say climate change is making more than half of all infectious diseases worse, here's why.

COP27: Boris Johnson at summit in 'purely supportive role'

The former PM is asked whether he was worried when PM Rishi Sunak initially said he wouldn't be attending the summit.

Climate change: Expert says just saying no to fossil fuel doesn't work

Prof Myles Allen uses a lump of coal to explain how burning fossil fuels results in global warming.

How to power an off-grid life in a remote Scottish peninsula

A hydroelectric scheme provides electricity for the residents of Knoydart.

Baby bison born in Kent countryside

The bison is the first to be born wild in the UK for thousands of years.

Fishing nets being recycled to help save the sea

Nets used to be brought to shore and left in landfill or discarded in the ocean - putting seals at risk.

Blue Origin rocket malfunctions on trip to space

The emergency escape system on the uncrewed craft was triggered mid-air.

WATCH: The Northern Lights as seen from space

The footage released by released by the European Space Agency shows the phenomenon from space.

Chinese motorcyclists join Chongqing wildfire battle

The south-western city of Chongqing was one of the areas hit worst by the flames in August's heatwave.

Bike protest takes over German motorway

The demonstrators are calling for more environmentally friendly transport options.

Electricity and drought killing white storks

The extreme heat this summer has exacerbated the many hazards, leading to a sudden spike in deaths in Hungary.

Climate change forces indigenous islanders in Panama to relocate

Magdalena Martínez tells the BBC how she feels about leaving the island she grew up on.

Covid in China: Hippo, fish and crabs get PCR tests

Officials in the city of Xiamen have ordered PCR tests for seafood after some 40 people got Covid.

Water levels on Italy's Lake Garda at 15-year low

Parts of northern Italy are experiencing their worst drought in 70 years.

Whales surprise two paddleboarders in Argentina

One paddleboarder was knocked into the water by a whale's fin, which clipped his board.

Beth Chatto: Tips for creating a dry weather garden

Inspiration and advice from an expert at the gardens created by visionary plantswoman Beth Chatto.

Renewable energy: The 'kite' that pulls energy out of the sky

A company in Norway has developed an innovative "kite" that turns wind into electricity.

Tonnes of dead fish found in river on German-Polish border

Authorities suspect a toxic substance is to blame, but the cause of the mass death is still unknown.

Firenado rages in California

Hot temperatures and strong winds formed a 'firenado' in California on Wednesday.

Climate change: Alps glaciers melting faster as heatwaves hit

Meltwater flows from the glaciers, which may be set for their highest mass losses in 60 years.

Macro photography: The hidden world of garden insects

Macro photographer Geraint Radford says insects have a bad reputation, but they're "funny".

Iceland volcano was so beautiful, I had a little cry

A volcano erupts near Iceland's capital Reykjavik spewing lava and smoke.

Climate change killing elephants, says Kenya

In the past year the country has recorded 179 elephant deaths due to the ongoing drought.

Grass fires break out in south-east England

Fire crews on Sunday tackled fires in locations including Surrey, London, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

China launches second module for its space station Heavenly Palace

Tiangong or Heavenly Palace is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022.

Climate protesters dragged away after attempting glue stunt with Botticelli masterpiece

The incident follows a spate of action where environmental activists have targeted famous artworks.

Resin art social media trend prompts warnings

Using epoxy resin to make art has exploded as an online trend, but experts are urging caution about its use.

Climate change: How the world has warmed since 1880

Nasa has produced a visualisation of annual temperatures since 1880 showing warming temperatures.

Ros Atkins on… Why this heatwave isn’t like 1976

The BBC’s Analysis Editor Ros Atkins examines why this heatwave is different.

Spain heatwave: Passengers alarmed as train surrounded by flames

Fires could be seen raging on both sides of the track in the Spanish province of Zamora.

Trapped baby elephant and mum rescued in Thailand

The elephant and her calf fell into a deep pit in a national park in Thailand.

Pikku-Finlandia: Helsinki's new building held up by trees

Helsinki's Pikku-Finlandia is a reusable wooden building with load-bearing tree trunks and branches.

Flash of light as meteor spotted over Chile

The asteroid, which lit up the night sky in Santiago, was caught on camera.

Using human hair to fight oil spills

A hairdresser in Wales is collecting her customers' hair and turning it into something useful.

World’s biggest water lily species discovered at Kew Gardens

The new species of giant water lily has been hiding in plain sight for 177 years.

Finding the Higgs: ‘Incredible’ moment in science

Cern physicist Dr Andre David describes the moment scientists found the ‘God particle’

How much of our plastic 'recycling' is actually recycled?

About 11 million tonnes of plastic waste flows into the ocean each year, the UN says.

Why asteroids are the next big prize in the space race

As resources are depleted on Earth, many scientists suggest the asteroid belt could be mined instead.

Austria mudslide: Aerial footage from Carinthia region shows scale of damage

Houses and roads in a mountainous southern region were flooded, and vehicles were stranded in the mud.

Why the world needs to do more to protect its oceans

A treaty to protect the world’s oceans is being discussed this week – what is at stake?

'World’s biggest' freshwater fish found in Mekong, Cambodia

The biggest freshwater fish ever documented, weighing in at 300kg (661lb), is found in the Mekong river in Cambodia.

Food waste: Fruit and vegetables saved from farms

Across the UK, volunteer harvesters are helping to fight food waste by sending produce to food banks.

Australia climate crisis: Women call for action with photo petition

Women from across Australia will present a visual petition to MPs, calling for urgent action.

Nuclear power: What role can it play in the UK's climate future?

The UK government says that nuclear is critical to its climate plans, but can it deliver?

The man turning mud into eco-friendly 'concrete'

Gnanli Landrou has invented a special powder that turns earth into a greener version of concrete

Robot developed that’s smaller than a flea

Researchers at Northwestern University in the United States have created robots less than 1mm big.

Professor Brian Cox: Maybe humans are the Martians

The renowned physicist reflects on whether civilisation, like us, exists in other galaxies.

'I pull dirty nappies from people's recycling'

Staff at a £14m recycling facility help manually sort through 85,000 tonnes of waste each year.

The return of California's butterflies

Efforts to protect these beautiful insects include driving electric tractors and hand-rearing them in a lab.

Climate change: How can I deal with my eco-anxiety?

Rachel Hurst is a student at the University of East Anglia helping others to address their climate anxieties.

Nigeria's Spider-Man fighting for a cleaner society

Jonathan Olakunle is fighting for a cleaner society in Osogbo, Nigeria.

Lateral flow tests: Can you recycle Covid tests?

Scientists say more could have been done to make lateral flow tests widely recyclable.

Researchers in Hong Kong create 'soft robot' made of magnetic slime

The team hope the slime could one day be used to collect accidentally-swallowed objects.

Australia floods: 'We're resilient, but how about helping us?'

Locals tell dramatic stories of survival and recovery, but accuse politicians of ignoring them.

E-waste: Royal Mint wants to turn your old phone into gold

The Royal Mint has found a way to turn old circuit boards from phones, computers and televisions into gold.

Science and tech: The app founder inspiring kids

Pearce Jarrett is the founder of an award-winning app but didn't originally think it was a career for him.

New plant-grafting technique could save the banana

Scientists at Cambridge University develop a new way of protecting plants from disease.

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