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BBC News - Science & Environment

Everyone to live 15 minutes from green space or water in England under plans

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 12:59:01 GMT

A blueprint is set out to restore nature in England after criticism over pollution and wildlife decline.

Land use: Government has overpromised says Royal Society

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:35:54 GMT

The Royal Society calls for the delivery of a UK-wide land-use framework to clear up confusion.

COP27: Lack of women at negotiations raises concern

Wed, 16 Nov 2022 01:01:11 GMT

Women barely feature in negotiations in Egypt despite bearing the brunt of climate change.

Biden restores protections to Alaska's Tongass National Forest

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 00:44:47 GMT

Logging and road building will be once again banned in much of Alaska's Tongass Forest.

Water pipe robots could stop billions of litres leaking

Mon, 26 Dec 2022 00:01:20 GMT

About 20% of our water supply is lost to leaks and scientists say miniature 'pipe robots' could help.

Another whale mysteriously washes ashore on US East Coast

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 00:24:14 GMT

An increase in beached whales across the US coastline has baffled researchers and environmentalists.

Log burner rule change in England could land users with £300 fines

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 18:29:13 GMT

The tightening of regulations may lead to criminal records for those flouting them, a new policy says.

Green projects are boosting UK growth - CBI report

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 01:05:44 GMT

Projects aimed at lowering carbon emissions are boosting growth in poorer parts of the country.

Bird flu 'spills over' to otters and foxes in UK

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 03:53:28 GMT

Scientists will monitor the virus, but UK health chiefs say the risk to the public is very low.

Climate change: Five key takeaways from COP27

Sun, 20 Nov 2022 11:04:11 GMT

The biggest win on climate since the Paris Agreement in 2015... or the biggest loss?

Asteroid 2023 BU: Space rock passes closer than some satellites

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:57:17 GMT

About the size of a bus, the space rock whipped over the southern tip of South America.

Horses and dogs sailed with Vikings to Britain, say scientists

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 19:04:11 GMT

A Viking leader probably chose his favourite animals to board a longboat to England, scientists say.

COP27: Without Greta, activists make waves at climate summit

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 00:05:45 GMT

Young campaigners say they are calling out "greenwashing" at COP27 from the inside.

James Webb telescope traces arcs of dusty star formation

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 12:12:33 GMT

The new super space observatory probes a dynamic star factory 200,000 light years from Earth.

Biodiversity: Can we set aside a third of our planet for nature?

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 01:09:20 GMT

Will a plan to protect 30% of the planet for nature by 2030 be agreed and how will it work?

Sex and no sleep may be killing endangered quolls

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 04:38:38 GMT

New research has found that lack of rest could explain why males of the species mate themselves to death.

James Webb telescope: Amazing images show the Universe as never before

Sun, 25 Dec 2022 00:22:41 GMT

It's a year since the James Webb telescope launched, and we've marvelled at its pictures ever since.

Newly discovered green comet comes close to Earth

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:53:56 GMT

The cosmic ball of ice and dust is about to make its closest approach to our planet.

UK rocket failure is a setback, not roadblock

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 15:33:41 GMT

Plans for the UK to become a satellite-launching state are already well advanced.

True wild camping on Dartmoor not threatened say landowners

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 17:27:59 GMT

They say it is "perfectly understandable" that people are upset that wild camping was restricted.

What are El Niño and La Niña, and how do they change the weather?

Wed, 11 Jan 2023 09:49:30 GMT

Global temperatures and rain patterns are affected by climate phenomena known as El Niño/La Niña.

The man who first discovered plastic in the ocean

Sun, 15 Jan 2023 00:24:24 GMT

In 1971 Edward Carpenter discovered plastic floating about in the Atlantic Ocean.

Elms: England greener farming payments detail unveiled

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 01:25:10 GMT

Landowners and farmers in England are told exactly what environmental work they will be paid for.

COP27: What was agreed at the Sharm el Sheikh climate conference?

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:37:28 GMT

New money for climate damage, but little progress on emissions. A round up of what was agreed in Egypt.

Government green heating scheme off to slow start

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 18:43:45 GMT

Take up of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is lagging behind schedule

Clouds part to reveal colossal Antarctic iceberg

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:30:08 GMT

The EU's Sentinel-2 satellite obtains a crystal clear image of Antarctica's new monster iceberg.

Why have there been no named winter storms this year?

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 12:18:14 GMT

The UK hasn't seen a single named storm so far this autumn and winter. But why?

Webb telescope hunts life's icy chemical origins

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 10:31:44 GMT

The new super space telescope has been studying some of the darkest, coldest regions of space.