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Climate change: UK has 'one shot' at success at Glasgow COP26

If the Glasgow meeting fails, it will raise tough questions about the UN climate talks process, says the woman in charge.

Global Talent visa: New system to keep UK 'open to talented scientists'

Boris Johnson hails the UK as "open to the most talented minds" with quicker route in for scientists.

Climate Change: Tough questions at first UK assembly

Members of the public from a range of backgrounds gather for the UK's first climate change assembly.

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

The naturalist speaks at a newly-formed citizens' assembly examining how the UK cuts emissions.

Northamptonshire oak: 5,000-strong petition could save tree

Highways England say it will carry out extensive investigations to try save "Three Oaks".

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

They were cooked in a special oven at the International Space Station - but are yet to be tasted.

Wales a haven for wildlife - but for how long?

It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.

Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

Canadian start-up GHGSat to make global methane map

A private company tracing methane emissions is building a global map of the gas in Earth's atmosphere.

Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.

Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat.

Wanted - volunteers to monitor Britain's growing slug population

The first survey in decades will look at the 40 or more species thought to be living in Britain.

Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

Taxes may be needed to curb eating meat and dairy in the effort to combat climate change.

Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white'

Acute stress damages stem cells that control hair and skin colour, a study suggests.

Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change

A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'

The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

The heir to the throne calls for a "paradigm shift" in the way the world deals with climate change.

Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife

EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.

New UK housing 'dominated by roads'

Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience

The US president attacks activists at the World Economic Forum, with Greta Thunberg in the audience.

Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg

The 17-year-old activist tells world leaders that 'fiddling around with numbers' will not be enough.

New solar power source and storage developed

Tie-up of flexible solar film and energy storage aims to take homes and business off-grid.

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre

The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.

Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years'

The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.

Barometric pressure in London 'highest in 300 years' at least

High pressure at Heathrow Airport reaches 1,049.6 millibars - a record for the UK's capital.

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.

People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home, UN rules

But it rejects a claim by a man whose Pacific Island nation is threatened by rising sea levels.

What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".

Birmingham car ban: How would the scheme work?

A scheme to stop cars travelling across the city has been proposed, but how would it actually work?

Australia fires: Aboriginal planners say the bush 'needs to burn'

What would happen if Australia followed the ancient bushfire management practices of Aboriginal people?

Australia fires: How do we know how many animals have died?

A biodiversity expert suggests almost half a billion animals might have been affected in Australia.

The scientist powering drones with 'happy gas'

The hydrogen-powered drone which could revolutionise the travel industry.

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis

How Australia has been battling bushfires during a devastating fire season.

Belching in a good way: How livestock could learn from Orkney sheep

The sheep of North Ronaldsay could teach other livestock how to belch in a way less harmful to the climate.

Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved?

With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?

New engine tech that could get us to Mars faster

Nasa wants to send humans to Mars one day, but do we have the engines to get us there?

Climate change: 'We're not perfect', says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip

Actor Marion Cotillard says even remote places like "pristine" Antarctica are being harmed by humans.

Iguanas falling from trees in Florida

As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.

Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools

The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'

At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

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Climate change: 'We're not perfect', says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip

Actor Marion Cotillard says even remote places like "pristine" Antarctica are being harmed by humans.

Iguanas falling from trees in Florida

As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.

Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools

The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'

At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

Trump Davos speech: 'This is not a time for pessimism'

The US president called for the rejection of "the perennial prophets of doom" during his speech.

Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg

The 17-year-old activist tells world leaders that 'fiddling around with numbers' will not be enough.

Plankton phenomenon lights up bay

Bioluminescent algae in Jervis Bay, Australia, glows in a captivating night time display.

China's struggle to move away from coal

China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green.

Climate change: Can Glasgow go carbon neutral?

As more cities declare climate emergencies, we look at how Glasgow aims to cancel out its carbon footprint.

Our Planet Matters: Climate change explained

It's been linked to a year of extremes – from bushfires to torrential rains – but what is it?

Sir David Attenborough blasts inaction on climate change

The naturalist and broadcaster has warned that "the moment of crisis has come".

Facts and figures behind our climate and weather

What can the weather tell us about our changing planet? Ben Rich looks at the latest data in the first of our new monthly series, Climate Check.

Taal: Time-lapse of lightning storm swirling round Philippine volcano

Dramatic time-lapse footage shows lightning swirling around the Taal volcano as it spewed ash.

Tackling the Earth's orbiting space junk

How the Japanese firm Astroscale is set to start cleaning up the Earth's orbiting space debris.

Writing a ‘national anthem' for Mars

A former software analyst and rising opera star has penned a song for the Red Planet.

When Greta Thunberg met Sir David Attenborough

The teenage activist and veteran naturalist talk to each other for the first time (via Skype).

Hydrogen-powered drones could point way to future travel

Hydrogen-powered drones have several advantages to lithium ion-powered ones, says Dr Enass Abo-Hamed.

Bank of England chief issues climate change warning

Mark Carney said the financial sector had begun to curb investment in fossil fuels. but slowly.

Action over roadside rubbish thrown out of car windows

A law could be strengthened to punish people who throw litter out of vehicle windows.

‘Gardening gives me a lot of peace’

Joanna is an urban gardener trying to reconnect with nature in Singapore.

The man who spent 30 years caring for crocodiles in Ethiopia

Tomas Tama has spent 30 years protecting the reptiles in Ethiopia, despite once being bitten.

Is 'super coral' the key to saving the world's reefs?

Scientists in the Seychelles have started the world's first large scale coral reef restoration project.

The 'ring of fire' eclipse witnessed across Asia

Crowds have gathered to watch the 'once in a lifetime' eclipse in a number of countries.

Starliner spacecraft returns early after failed mission

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft returned early after a timing error meant it failed to dock with the ISS.

Boeing launches Starliner capsule to ISS for Nasa

The test flight has a dummy on board but, if successful, astronauts are due to start using the craft from 2020.

Senegal's plastic recycling 'monster' campaigns for a cleaner country

Modou Fall had to get creative to get people thinking more about plastic waste in Senegal.

Warwickshire man uses pension to save 62,000 animals

Geoff Grewcock set up the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary in his garden 18 years ago.

Octopus and eagle square off at Canadian fish farm

The duelling animals were found floating in the waters off Quatsino, British Columbia.

A 'game changer' for cardboard box waste?

A factory in France is trialling a more efficient way of packaging orders, Emma Simpson reports.

Greta Thunberg: 'Almost nothing is being done'

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has addressed the COP25 summit, criticising politicians and CEOs.

Greta Thunberg at UN climate talks one year apart

Life has changed a lot for the environmental activist in the space of a year.

COP25 climate change conference: What are you giving up for environment?

As the annual COP25 climate change summit continues in Madrid, we asked delegates from all over the world how they were adapting their lives for the sake of the environment.

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