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BBC News - Science & Environment

Boy, six, finds giant megalodon shark tooth on Bawdsey beach

Mon, 09 May 2022 13:11:29 GMT

The tooth of the world's largest-ever shark could be up to 20 million years old, an expert says.

Nature loss: Watchdog highlights 'precarious state' of environment

Wed, 11 May 2022 23:46:02 GMT

A new report says the government must do more to protect the land, the air and waters.

Climate change: 'Fifty-fifty chance' of breaching 1.5C warming limit

Mon, 09 May 2022 23:38:30 GMT

Scientists say there's now a strong chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C by 2026.

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

Thu, 12 May 2022 14:47:17 GMT

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

Full lunar eclipse creates rare super blood Moon

Mon, 16 May 2022 04:27:23 GMT

Its hue was created by sunlight being projected through the Earth's atmosphere onto the Moon.

Scottish spaceport's prototype rocket unveiled

Wed, 11 May 2022 06:52:16 GMT

The final version of the 19m-long Prime rocket is to be launched from a site in Sutherland.

EU reveals its plans to stop using Russian gas

Wed, 18 May 2022 17:11:55 GMT

It will invest in pipelines in other countries but will speed up a shift to green energy.

Climate change: Don't let doom win, project tells worriers

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 01:39:31 GMT

The BBC gets an exclusive look at a new project to help students deal with rising climate anxiety.

Moon soil used to grow plants for first time in breakthrough test

Fri, 13 May 2022 07:44:27 GMT

The research is an important step towards making long-terms stays on the moon possible.

Scientists study secrets of starling murmurations

Tue, 10 May 2022 15:01:31 GMT

Theoretical physicists develop a mathematical model to explain how birds dip and dive in whirling flocks.

Beaver engineering in the Arctic to be studied

Thu, 12 May 2022 06:52:32 GMT

The mammals are moving further north into the Arctic and having an impact on landscape and people.

How much plastic do you use in a week?

Thu, 12 May 2022 23:32:32 GMT

Participants will be given their personal plastic footprint at the end of the week.

Rocket Lab: Helicopter catches returning booster over the Pacific

Tue, 03 May 2022 10:41:52 GMT

The US-New Zealand Rocket Lab firm takes a big step forward in its quest to re-use launch vehicles.

Farm machinery exacting heavy toll on soil - study

Tue, 17 May 2022 07:36:59 GMT

Massive tractors and combine harvesters could be having a lasting impact on soil, a study suggests.

Sir David Attenborough named Champion of the Earth by UN

Wed, 20 Apr 2022 23:04:29 GMT

The broadcaster is recognised for his devotion to telling stories about the natural world.

Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves

Tue, 17 May 2022 23:37:29 GMT

A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.

Record number of polluters set CO2 emissions targets

Wed, 11 May 2022 23:01:14 GMT

The number of big firms setting climate targets reaches a 'critical mass' say UN-backed researchers.

Climate change: Airlines miss all but one target - report

Mon, 09 May 2022 23:39:19 GMT

Campaigners say the aviation industry cannot be relied on to tackle their role in climate change.

SpaceX: Can meat be grown in space?

Mon, 25 Apr 2022 01:41:39 GMT

An experiment to find out has just finished on the International Space Station.

Girls see physics as for white men only, MPs told

Wed, 18 May 2022 14:59:41 GMT

"If you are black or a woman, you don't see yourself fitting in," a leading female physicist says.