BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Somalia meteorite: Joy as scientists find two new minerals

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 19:27:21 GMT

Elaliite and elkinstantonite are the new names but the Saar people in Somalia call it Nightfall.

Disabled man joins European Space Agency's astronaut programme

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:30:55 GMT

A British man is one of 17 new recruits to Europe's space agency's astronaut training programme

Shenzhou-15: China sends new crew to Tiangong space station

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:21:48 GMT

The mission will see the first in-orbit crew handover on the new Tiangong space station.

Bird flu: Free range turkey supplies hit by bird flu

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 19:51:32 GMT

About 600,000 birds have been culled or have died in the UK's worst avian flu outbreak.

Climate change: Dimming Earth, mustard shortages and other odd side-effects

Sat, 12 Nov 2022 00:51:32 GMT

Changes to our planet's shine is just one of the stranger side effects of rising temperatures.

Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:19:43 GMT

Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?

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.

What is COP27 and why is it important?

Mon, 07 Nov 2022 13:25:26 GMT

This year's climate summit comes amid spiralling energy costs and diplomatic tensions.

Batteries linked to hundreds of waste fires

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 00:09:57 GMT

Batteries thrown into household rubbish bins cause about 700 fires a year in waste facilities, a survey suggests.

Climate change: Wasted methane gas 'a scandal'

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 17:04:49 GMT

Green Alliance says the high price of gas means fossil fuel companies should be capturing more of their methane emissions

Nasa's Artemis spacecraft arrives at the Moon

Mon, 21 Nov 2022 12:48:08 GMT

Nasa's Orion capsule sweeps past the Moon before entering into a larger orbit.

Artemis: Nasa's Orion capsule breaks distance record

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 22:14:47 GMT

The spacecraft travels further from Earth than any previous vehicle built for astronauts.

COP27: Climate costs deal struck but no fossil fuel progress

Sun, 20 Nov 2022 14:20:00 GMT

Rich nations will pay climate damages, but the final deal does not cut fossil fuels further.

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.

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?