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Covid: Immune therapy from llamas shows promise

An immune therapy derived from llama blood shows "exciting potential" in early coronavirus trials.

President Biden urges unity in first UN speech amid tensions with allies

Joe Biden called for cooperation in his first speech as US president to the UN General Assembly.

China pledges to stop building new coal energy plants abroad

The announcement is the country's latest climate pledge and a major step forward to address emissions.

PPE hospital masks find new life fighting plastic waste

All schools and colleges in Cornwall will be given litter pickers made from old hospital masks.

Gas price crisis: Food firms face huge price rise for carbon dioxide

The US supplier of CO2, which will receive millions in UK taxpayer support to reopen, will hike prices.

Climate reporting reaches melting point

A trip to a melting glacier will shape how the BBC's new climate editor reports on climate change.

M25 protests: Protesters 'may cause serious injury or death'

Insulate Britain protesters blocked traffic on both carriageways of the motorway in Surrey.

Nasa selects landing site for Moon rover mission

The space agency will send a rover to look for water-ice near a crater at the Moon's South Pole.

Why is there a CO2 shortage and how will it hit food supplies?

The government is to pay to reopen a plant that makes commercial carbon dioxide, to stop widespread disruption to food and drink production.

Rich nations must increase climate support funds, says Boris Johnson

The UK prime minister says he is "increasingly frustrated" at support offered to poorer countries.

Fox hunting: Top huntsman 'gave advice' on illegal events, court told

Mark Hankinson denies encouraging others to break the law during private webinars which were leaked online.

COP 26: How much is the developing world getting to fight climate change?

Are rich countries living up to their climate promises to the developing world?

Life at 50C: Heat hitting home in Australia

Cities like Sydney are already experiencing extremely hot days because of climate change.

Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans

Climate plans of more than 100 countries show we're heading in the wrong direction, the UN says.

Climate change: Should green campaigners put more pressure on China to slash emissions?

UK activists have protested on the M25, but should they instead be picketing China's embassy?

Earthshot Prize: Prince William's environment finalists unveiled

The 15 finalists of Prince William's inaugural Earthshot Prize are tackling the planet's problems.

Climate change: Biden urges world leaders to cut methane gas emissions

The president asks leaders to commit to cutting emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.

Pakistan: How to cool Karachi as temperatures rise

In Karachi, Pakistan, one entrepreneur is on a mission to plant urban forests to cope with rising temperatures.

SpaceX: Inspiration4 amateur astronauts return to Earth after three days

The four amateur astronauts landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean after three days orbiting Earth.

Inspiration4: All-amateur space crew enjoy views of Earth

The first pictures have been released showing the Inspiration4 crew looking down on the planet.

Astronauts return to Earth after China's longest space mission

The three astronauts spent 90 days at China's space station, some 380km above Earth.

International Space Station: Smoke triggers alert on board

The alarm went off as the space station's batteries were being charged, Russia's space agency says.

Antarctic: Exhibition recalls Ernest Shackleton's final quest

It's 100 years since the great Antarctic explorer set out on his last voyage to the White Continent.

Ocean Photographer of the Year 2021

An image of a green sea turtle surrounded by glass fish wins photo award.

Climate change: World now sees twice as many days over 50C

BBC research finds the number of days passing 50C has doubled in the past 40 years.

Mangrove forests: Photography winners show beauty of ecosystems

The Mangrove Photography Award winners show unique ecosystems above and below the waterline.

Sir Clive Sinclair: Tireless inventor ahead of his time

The prolific innovator invented the pocket calculator and the ill-fated Sinclair C5 electric car.

Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs shaped fortunes of snakes

Snakes owe their success in part to the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Megapod of feeding humpback whales in Australia 'so special'

More than 100 humpback whales have been filmed feeding off Australia's New South Wales coast.

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Life at 50C: Heat hitting home in Australia

Cities like Sydney are already experiencing extremely hot days because of climate change.

PPE hospital masks find new life fighting plastic waste

All schools and colleges in Cornwall will be given litter pickers made from old hospital masks.

Can compost help change capitalism?

John Cossham wants more people to take up composting to encourage a circular economy.

SpaceX: Inspiration4 amateur astronaut capsule splashes back to Earth

The quartet of civilian astronauts lands safely in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida.

Disused Carmarthenshire quarry 'needs to be protected'

There are fears wildlife will be harmed if a recycling faciity is developed at the site.

Pakistan: How to cool Karachi as temperatures rise

In Karachi, Pakistan, one entrepreneur is on a mission to plant urban forests to cope with rising temperatures.

Life at 50C: The toxic gas flares fuelling Nigeria's climate change

Joy and her family are among 2m Nigerians living within 4km of a gas flare in Nigeria's oil-rich south.

Megapod of feeding humpback whales in Australia 'so special'

More than 100 humpback whales have been filmed feeding off Australia's New South Wales coast.

Attenborough to Climate Assembly: 'You've given me a lot of hope'

Sir David Attenborough met with members in Parliament to discuss action on climate change.

Saving Australian frog species on the brink of extinction

Scientists fear four species are already extinct but say urgent action can save others.

Greta Thunberg: 'I'll go to COP26 if it's safe and democratic'

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg says she does not think November's COP26 summit in Glasgow will lead to "much results".

Kenya: How orphaned elephants' need for milk is empowering Samburu women

Kenya's Samburu women say selling goats' milk to an elephant sanctuary gives them independence.

Tortoise eating bird caught on camera by conservationist

It is believed to be the first time this behaviour of giant tortoises has been documented.

Could this solar farm be a climate change solution?

UN experts say rapid innovative solutions are needed to end our dependency on fossil fuels. Could this new project provide an answer?

The zero-power sewage plant inspired by cows

Fifty sustainable sewage treatment plants have been built that work in similar way to a cow's stomach.

Sharks from above: Filming 'friendly' encounters in Sydney

Jason Iggleden captures stunning moments in Sydney, often helping to reduce people's fear.

The man who 'killed' Pluto

How Mike Brown’s discovery of a larger object threatened Pluto’s 75-year status as a planet

Welsh slate landscape crowned a World Heritage site

The slate landscape of north-west Wales becomes the 32 UK site to be on Unesco's heritage list.

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.

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