BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
University of East Anglia 'Climategate' scandal to be turned into film
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 05:23:49 GMT
The Crown's Jason Watkins will star as a professor who found himself at the centre of a media storm.
Plastic pollution: take-out food is littering the oceans
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:58:34 GMT
Single-use plastic from take-out food is a big source of pollution in oceans and rivers, scientists say.
Nato and climate change: How big is the problem?
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:32:37 GMT
Allied members have agreed to "significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from military activities".
Swiss voters reject key climate change measures
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 17:24:45 GMT
In a shock result, voters narrowly reject a tax on flights and a fuel levy among other policies.
Optical illusion of orangutan wins award
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:26:21 GMT
A photo of an orangutan reflected in water has won the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year competition.
Secrets of tiny diving mammals revealed
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:44:12 GMT
Biologists have uncovered the genetic secrets of water shrews, the world's smallest diving mammals.
Thousandth dormouse brought back to the wild
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:50:32 GMT
The captive-bred hazel dormouse is now settling into its new woodland home in Lancashire.
UK could be left behind in the electric car race, warns report
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:27:04 GMT
The UK might soon be reliant on electric vehicles imported from abroad, warns an influential group.
UK government pledges a 'nature-positive future'
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:59:42 GMT
Campaigners say government position is 'a step in the right direction but 'not yet on the money'.
Bidder pays $28m for space trip with Amazon's Bezos
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 22:46:08 GMT
The mystery auction winner will be part of the the first human flight by space company Blue Origin.
Spaceport Cornwall signs agreement with US company
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:24:08 GMT
A memorandum of understanding is signed by Spaceport Cornwall and a US firm to explore opportunities.
Isles of Scilly: Egyptian vulture seen in UK for first time in 150 years
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:27:55 GMT
The sighting of the Egyptian vulture, if confirmed to be wild, would be the first for 153 years.
Poorer nations 'more focused on sustainability'
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 23:57:10 GMT
Developing nations put scientific research into sustainability than richer countries, a Unesco report finds.
Gigafactories: Europe tools up against US and Asia as a car battery force
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:38:27 GMT
As demand for electric cars grows, giant battery factories are being built across Europe.
BBC Springwatch: Chris Packham hails maker of 27,000 swift boxes
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:47:47 GMT
Retired 79-year-old John Stimpson started making the boxes as a hobby and now does it full-time.
UK warned it is unprepared for climate chaos
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 06:25:29 GMT
Homes need to be more resilient and the government is in a worse position than five years ago, report says.
Cicadas: What to know about the 'remarkable' and noisy bugs
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 23:22:11 GMT
Why do billions of cicadas emerge from below ground every 17 years? And why are they so loud?
'Quick fixes' to the climate crisis risk harming nature
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:46:28 GMT
"Climate fails" include misguided tree planting and large-scale bioenergy crops, say scientists.
UK space race investment 'is heating up'
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:14:47 GMT
The space industry is one of the UK's fastest growing sectors, worth £14.8bn a year.
Drones and live-streams: How tech is changing conservation
Fri, 28 May 2021 00:07:33 GMT
Around the world, animal conservation has evolved so it's not just humans monitoring wildlife.
Drone cameras record social lives of killer whales
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:00:26 GMT
A new study suggests killer whales may socialise with each other based on age and gender.
‘Really, really rare’ seahorse spotted off UK coast
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:04:54 GMT
A marine biologist says it’s the first time he’s ever seen a long-snouted seahorse in the wild.
Scientists say new dinosaur species is largest found in Australia
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 02:10:39 GMT
The Australotitan grew up to 30m (96ft) long and is among the largest dinosaurs found worldwide.
Why it's the end of the road for petrol stations
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 23:05:33 GMT
Many petrol stations will close over the next 20 years, accelerating the shift to electric cars.
Shenzhou-12: China launches first crew to new space station
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 01:32:44 GMT
Three astronauts successfully take off for China's longest ever human spaceflight mission.
X-Press Pearl: The 'toxic ship' that caused an environmental disaster
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 03:23:39 GMT
The X-Press Pearl, off Sri Lanka, could be a threat to marine life and the fishing industry.
Backlash against 'frightening' tests on whales
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 23:53:47 GMT
An international group of scientists has called on Norway to halt plans for acoustic experiments on minke whales.
SLS: First view of Nasa's assembled 'megarocket'
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:44:35 GMT
Nasa has assembled the key elements of its powerful SLS rocket.