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Wood Wide Web: Scientists to map hotspots of fungal life

The fungal networks in soil can help fight climate change but are under threat, experts say.

More work needed to create green jobs, report says

Efforts to create "green jobs" need to intensify if the government is to meet its target, a report says.

Germany signals shift to green economy

Olaf Scholz will head a three-party coalition with broad plans for transition to a green economy.

Nasa Dart asteroid spacecraft: Mission to smash into Dimorphos space rock launches

A spacecraft has started its journey as it aims to deliberately nudge an asteroid off course.

Universities to combat race bias in research

English universities begin programmes to attract more ethnic minority students into research.

Roman mosaic and villa complex found in Rutland farmer's field

The mosaic, part of a villa complex, is said to be one of the most significant found in Britain.

Polluting greenhouse gases being sold online and smuggled to UK

Experts say hydrofluorocarbons, which are used in fridges and aerosols, make global warming worse.

Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years

The figures come after Brazil promised to end the practice by 2030 during the COP climate summit.

'I've seen irreversible change but hope too for planet'

Over decades, correspondent David Shukman has seen climate change become our most important issue.

Australia declares La Niña phenomenon has begun

The climate pattern can lead to significant weather changes in different parts of the world.

COP26: The truth behind the new climate change denial

The climate claims that went viral – and what you need to know about them.

Seven ways to curb climate change

What are the practical things countries need to do in order to tackle climate change?

COP26: How much is spent supporting fossil fuels and green energy?

Despite green energy investment promises, many governments still financially back the fossil fuel industry.

COP26: What was agreed at the Glasgow climate conference?

A crucial climate change summit has been held in the UK which could change our lives.

How green was the COP26 climate summit?

A report has suggested the carbon footprint of the Glasgow summit is more than double that of COP25.

Climate change: How could a 2050 weather forecast look?

The future climate could be determined by the level of emissions in the coming years.

COP26: How might decisions at the climate summit change our lives?

The changes made at COP26 in Glasgow could have implications for the way we live.

Climate change: What did the scientists make of COP26?

Scientists applaud some COP26 policies but fear measures don't go far enough and won’t be delivered.

COP26: Climate activists on what change means for them

Climate activists from the Philippines, the UK and Argentina take questions on climate change.

How much nuclear power does the UK use and is it safe?

Nuclear power is being promoted as a source of 'clean' energy, but is it safe?

COP26: Time to sober up

There's been progress - but huge hurdles remain to be cleared in the final week of talks in Glasgow.

Russian anti-satellite test adds to worsening problem of space debris

Russia has destroyed one of its own satellites in orbit, prompting international condemnation.

Nasa's Moon return pushed back to 2025

The first Nasa mission to return to the surface of the Moon has been delayed by one year to 2025.

The space telescopes inspired by lobsters

By mimicking the way lobsters’ eyes work, scientists have designed new X-ray space telescopes that can survey much larger areas.

Signs of first planet found outside our galaxy

Astronomers have found hints of what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy.

Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos unveils plans for 'space business park'

His space company Blue Origin hopes its venture will replace the International Space Station.

Orion: Nasa's Moon-ship is attached to SLS megarocket

Nasa's next-generation spaceship is attached to the rocket that will launch it to the Moon.

Upcoming Moon missions spur the search for new spacesuits

Nasa has asked the private sector to design new spacesuits that can be used on the Moon.

Six ways shoebox-sized satellites are trying to change the world

The CubeSat began as an educational tool but is now helping out humanity

IBM claims advance in quantum computing

The company unveils an advanced "quantum" processor that's part of an effort to build super-fast computers.

The art of a great urban wildlife photo

Andrew Budziak spends his nights photographing the animals of Toronto, Canada.

The man turning cities into giant sponges to embrace floods

Yu Kongjian's sponge city, based on ancient Chinese wisdom, seeks to change how we deal with floods.

Can California save itself from the flames?

Unprecedented drought and heat, combined with bad land management, have culminated in historic wildfires.

COP26: Flooding lessons from Hull, a city below sea level

Hull has been at COP26 to share its innovative approach to tackling flood threats with the world.

Climate change: Seven ways to spot businesses greenwashing

Firms often claim they are eco-friendly but how can you check they are as green as they make out?

Cape Town's Day Zero: 'We are axing trees to save water'

Cape Town, on South Africa's coast, was the first global city to come close to running out of water.

The photographer fighting to keep the America's wild horses wild

A photographer is using her art to inspire, hoping to keep the iconic animals at home on the range.

What is hydrogen energy and why is it important?

The BBC’s Roger Harrabin takes a look at the tech behind hydrogen energy and its green potential.

Neutrino result heralds new chapter in physics

A new chapter in physics is here, says a team that hunted for a key building block of the Universe.

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Gurkha mountaineer's record climbs in Netflix documentary

Nirmal Purja's record-breaking climb of the world's highest peaks is the subject of a documentary.

Blast off for Nasa mission to strike space rock

The spacecraft is set to crash into an object called Dimorphos in September 2022.

3D-printed 'meat': Does the plant-based product pass the taste test?

For the first time, 3D-printed 'meat' is being served as a whole 'cut' - the BBC's Emily Maitlis tried it.

Red crabs swarm across roads and bridges in Australia

An annual migration of red crabs has covered roads and bridges on an Australian island.

Greta Thunberg: ‘COP26 even watered down the blah, blah, blah’

The climate campaigner says the outcome of the Glasgow summit is far too vague and open to differing interpretations.

COP26: The two week summit in two minutes

The UN’s climate summit has come to an end after two weeks in Glasgow, here are some of the stand out moments.

COP26: Alok Sharma fights back tears as Glasgow Climate Pact agreed

The COP26 president apologised as a late amendment on coal was added to the draft text by India.

COP26: 'Paris built the arena, Glasgow starts the race' - Kerry

US climate envoy, John Kerry, says "we raised ambition here in Glasgow, this was not business as usual".

COP26: 'Glasgow is motoring towards a positive conclusion'

The chief executive of the UK's Climate Change Committee has cautiously welcomed the latest draft agreement.

COP26 1.5C target to avoid 'unliveable' future for grandson - EU's Timmermans

European Commission VP Frans Timmermans said his grandson would be forced to "fight with other human beings for water and food".

John Kerry at COP26: We're going to come up with an agreement

The US climate envoy speaks to the BBC as pressure mounts on governments to strike a deal at COP26.

Climate change: How could a 2050 weather forecast look?

The future climate could be determined by the level of emissions in the coming years.

Himalayan village split in two by climate change

In Kumik, in India's northern Ladakh region, there is a serious water crisis, with some residents forced to abandon their homes and move elsewhere.

COP26: Climate activists on what change means for them

Climate activists from the Philippines, the UK and Argentina take questions on climate change.

Time-lapse video shows Iceland glacier shrink

Footage shows the rapid rate that centuries-old ice from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is melting.

Astronauts return to Earth on SpaceX capsule

The astronauts spent 200 days in orbit on the International Space Station.

Life at 50C: Lytton - the town that burned down in a day

Lytton saw the highest-ever temperature recorded above the latitude of 50 degrees north.

Climate change: What is the impact on the rail network?

One rail tunnel, built almost 150 years ago, has flooded seven times in the past year.

The kite engineer striving to revolutionise DIY wind power

Engineer Rod Read has spent the past decade building homemade spinning kite turbines that can generate clean electricity.

The space telescopes inspired by lobsters

By mimicking the way lobsters’ eyes work, scientists have designed new X-ray space telescopes that can survey much larger areas.

Could Scotland be a wind power super power?

How hydrogen could help Scotland make the most of its wind energy potential.

Lough Bradan: The peat bog helping to tackle climate change

A peat bog in County Tyrone is providing a "nature-based solution" to climate change.

Ros Atkins on… tree planting and climate change

Ros Atkins looks at why vast tree-planting initiatives are concerning some experts.

How fresh is your food? Sensors could show you

Households contribute the most food waste - so what if you could track spoilage in real time?

What is hydrogen energy and why is it important?

The BBC’s Roger Harrabin takes a look at the tech behind hydrogen energy and its green potential.

Sharks are my best friends

Almost every day for 40 years, expert diver Jim Abernethy has been swimming with sharks in the Bahamas.

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