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European mission approved to detect cosmic ripples

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 17:25
The Lisa project to detect gravitational waves will be one of the most complex ever space missions.
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Amazon's record drought driven by climate change

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 20:37
The world's largest rainforest protects us from climate change but deforestation has left it vulnerable.
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Four new emperor penguin groups found by satellite

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 04:50
Scientists track down what are probably the last unidentified Antarctic emperor penguin colonies.
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New coffee genetic map promises better brews

Tue, 01/23/2024 - 19:02
The discovery reveals how Arabica coffee got its sweet flavour and may help future-proof the drink.
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American lunar mission destroyed over Pacific Ocean

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 07:19
The Peregrine One spacecraft burns up in Earth's atmosphere after failing to reach the Moon.
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2023 confirmed as world's hottest year on record

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 15:00
Climate records tumbled "like dominoes" in 2023, with temperatures far above any recorded level.
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The woman who spends winter in search of a rare fern

Sat, 01/06/2024 - 04:29
'Nature hero' Rosemary Parslow is still helping the wildlife of the Isles of Scilly in her late 80s.
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Storm Henk-hit farmers call for stronger river defences

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 16:52
Thousands of acres of crops and productive farmland are under water thanks to Storm Henk's flooding.
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Mysterious medieval cemetery unearthed in Wales

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 04:02
About 70 graves thought to date to the 6th or 7th Century have been discovered in Wales.
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UK weather: 2023 was second warmest year on record, says Met Office

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 19:16
The 10 warmest years in the UK have all occurred since 2003 according to provisional Met Office data.
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How Japan’s powerful earthquakes have shifted the land

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 17:06
The country has shifted more than a metre to the west following the earthquake this week.
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Colossal pliosaur sea monster skull on display in Dorset

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 03:43
After being shown off by Sir David Attenborough in his latest BBC show, the pliosaur fossil can now be seen at a Dorset museum.
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Sewage spill monitors extend reach to cover all England

Sat, 12/30/2023 - 03:31
Overflows are only meant to spill sewage after heavy rain, but last year saw 1.75 million hours of discharges
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Shetland is first UK spaceport for vertical rocket launches

Mon, 12/18/2023 - 15:15
SaxaVord Spaceport on the island of Unst has been given approval from the Civil Aviation Authority.
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Climate change: What is my country doing about it?

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 13:02
Find out how the world's major economies are doing on cutting their emissions and what lies ahead.
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A23a: Monster iceberg just shy of a trillion tonnes

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 03:40
Scientists use a radar satellite to take a "tape measure" to the world's biggest block of ice.
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COP28: Three takeaways from the deal on fossil fuels

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 20:42
Climate reporter Esme Stallard breaks down the COP28 climate summit agreement - in less than a minute.
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COP28: Landmark summit takes direct aim at fossil fuels

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 19:01
The deal agrees to 'transition away' from fossil fuels for the first time but falls short of phasing them out.
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What was agreed on climate change at COP28 in Dubai?

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 18:04
The latest climate change summit followed a year of weather extremes and broken temperature records.
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Examining the impact of COP28's big step forward

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 15:28
Is the climate agreement enough to keep global temperatures in check?
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