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Climate change: Death of the 'grandfather of climate science'

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:37
Wallace Broecker, the scientist who helped popularise the term "global warming", has died at the age 87.
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Chinese 'Ivory Queen' Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:22
The Chinese businesswoman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for operating an ivory-smuggling ring.
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Mystery disease killing beech trees

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:20
A mystery disease that is killing beech trees could cause widespread die-offs unless more is done to halt its spread, warn scientists.
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Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:03
Growing meat in the laboratory may damage the climate more in the long run, than meat from cattle.
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Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive clothes recycling

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 03:00
Clothing brands and retailers should pay per item to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme, MPs say.
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'Hundreds' of badgers illegally killed each year in NI

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:23
Badger baiting: 'Hundreds' illegally killed every season in Northern Ireland
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Plastic waste - what Neath pupils think

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 20:46
What do these Neath pupils think of plastic waste after a beach clean-up?
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ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:30
X-ray images reveal the inner workings of a variety of different species at ZSL London Zoo.
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Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 05:32
Campaigners say retailers want fees to apply only to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.
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Clothing conscience

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 04:15
How sustainable are your fashion habits? Take our quiz.
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AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 20:29
Techniques used to analyse data are producing misleading and often wrong results, critics say.
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Call to ban killer robots in wars

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 02:28
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.
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Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winning

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:49
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion
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Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:00
Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.
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Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:15
Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.
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Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:02
Students in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government.
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Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:55
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.
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BP: Plastic ban 'could have unintended consequences'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:13
The oil and gas company believes a prohibition on single-use plastic could increase CO2, but is that true?
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Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:26
A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.
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Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:26
New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk.
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