BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:35:18 GMT
Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.
Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:59:15 GMT
A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.
ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:55:14 GMT
Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.
UK satellite to make movies from space
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:21:49 GMT
The spacecraft paves the way to a constellation collecting full-colour, hi-def video of Earth.
Moustached monkey is separate species
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:34:17 GMT
A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.
Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:02:36 GMT
The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.
Check your pollution
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:08:55 GMT
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.
2017 'warmest year without El Niņo'
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:30:31 GMT
Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.
How green are the Tories?
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:15:04 GMT
Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:38:48 GMT
A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.
Citizen science bags five-planet haul
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:51:31 GMT
Astronomy enthusiasts help to confirm the existence of a five-planet system orbiting a far-off star.
Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:40:22 GMT
Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.
Back from the brink
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:36:24 GMT
Heavily armed and highly trained anti-poaching patrols have helped the population's recovery.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:35:54 GMT
A glimpse into the life the Inupiat, an indigenous community in Alaska.
The man risking his life to save pink dolphins
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:05:16 GMT
Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.
Busy year for storms
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:30:27 GMT
Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?
Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:02:30 GMT
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read
Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:58:42 GMT
The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:20 GMT
Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.
Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:29:30 GMT
A massive black hole is seen to eject streams of high-energy particles after bingeing on hot gas.
Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:45:44 GMT
Minnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition.
Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:45:51 GMT
The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.
Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:05:11 GMT
Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.
UK firm contracts to service satellites
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:15:05 GMT
Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.
Female engineers set for success
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:57:10 GMT
The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.
Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:25:07 GMT
Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:28:15 GMT
Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:53:25 GMT
In Switzerland, lobsters must now be stunned before being boiled - but do they really feel pain?
Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:58:51 GMT
World land-speed record-holder Andy Green reflects on the past 12 months' achievements in developing the Bloodhound supersonic car.
Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:22:28 GMT
Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.
Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:50:38 GMT
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.
How flowering plants conquered the world
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:12:21 GMT
Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.
Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:00:03 GMT
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.
Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:33:03 GMT
Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.
'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:44:40 GMT
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:04:32 GMT
With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.
Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:06:23 GMT
Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.