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Science & Environment News

Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps

11:27 PM 20/05/2018

The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

11:07 PM 20/05/2018

An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

06:12 PM 17/05/2018

One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

04:42 PM 17/05/2018

The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

09:58 AM 17/05/2018

The very first stars to shine in the Universe left a tell-tale trace in a far-distant galaxy.

How physics gender gap starts in the classroom

12:28 AM 17/05/2018

Some progress has been made in encouraging girls to study A-level physics, but not enough, says report.

UK referred to Europe's top court over air pollution

11:14 AM 17/05/2018

Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice over persistent breaches of pollution limits.

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

04:11 PM 17/05/2018

Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.

Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban

09:52 AM 17/05/2018

Three insecticides blamed for bee colony collapses will be restricted to greenhouses.

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

06:38 PM 16/05/2018

Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer.

1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas

04:59 AM 16/05/2018

More than 1,600 IT specialists and engineers offered jobs in the UK were denied visas between last December and March, BBC News has learned.

Copy of BepiColombo Mercury mission goes on display

01:42 PM 16/05/2018

London's Science Museum unveils a replica of the probe Europe will send to the inner-most planet.

Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban 'in 3 years'

01:36 PM 16/05/2018

Campaigners force a referendum on the future use of synthetic pesticides in Switzerland.

Stephen Hawking thanksgiving service public ballot closes

12:47 PM 16/05/2018

More than 27,000 people applied for 1,000 public places at the scientist's Westminster Abbey service.

Delay for Bloodhound supersonic car's high-speed trials

07:55 AM 16/05/2018

Testing of the 1,000mph car is pushed back ahead of next year's attempt on the land speed record.

Dinosaur parenting: How the 'chickens from hell' nested

12:48 AM 16/05/2018

Dinosaurs may have used a unique nesting strategy to prevent their eggs from being crushed.

MPs criticise government clean energy policies

10:26 AM 16/05/2018

Two parliamentary committees say ill-thought out policies have driven down clean energy investment.

'Feel good' factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion

06:56 AM 15/05/2018

Forests are increasing around the world because of rising incomes and national wellbeing say researchers.

UK ups the ante on Galileo sat-nav project

04:35 PM 14/05/2018

London warns Brussels that it is prepared to block Galileo technologies from leaving the UK.

'Memory transplant' achieved in snails

05:31 PM 14/05/2018

Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.

The 'day spa' for pregnant sharks

11:16 PM 20/05/2018

Visit the 'day spa' where pregnant dusky sharks treat themselves to a warm bath

Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat

01:00 PM 18/05/2018

Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends.

'Oldest' turtle, 80, returns to Blackpool after 15 years

11:30 PM 12/05/2018

The giant green sea turtle is thought to be oldest of its kind in captivity in the UK.

Red tide: Electric blue waves wash California shore

11:10 PM 10/05/2018

Glowing blue algae have transformed California's coast.

Volcano erupts at end of man's garden

03:34 AM 10/05/2018

This Hawaii resident had a surprise when he returned home after fleeing the Kilauea eruption.

Indonesian EcoBricks: A new approach in its plastics 'war'

11:40 PM 08/05/2018

The boss of an Indonesian food factory is encouraging his community to creatively reuse plastic waste.

Hawaii's Volcano Kilauea spews out 'ballistic blocks'

02:29 PM 17/05/2018

But projectile boulders are not the only hazard facing islanders near the erupting Kilauea volcano.

Stephen Hawking service: Possibility of time travellers 'can't be excluded'

01:02 AM 12/05/2018

Anyone born in the next 20 years is eligible to apply for a seat at the Westminster Abbey service.

Pump it down

11:14 PM 17/05/2018

A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

Building back up

08:21 AM 15/05/2018

After last years first test runs, the Bloodhound supersonic car is being rebuilt ready to go faster still.

Ebola's return

11:42 PM 13/05/2018

It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

Planetary insights

11:10 AM 05/05/2018

Illustrator and planetary scientist James Tuttle Keane explains the significance of Nasa's new mission.

Sea giants do battle

11:23 PM 07/05/2018

As demand for natural gas continues to surge, huge extraction vessels are about to go into action.

'Soul destroying'

12:40 AM 06/05/2018

The eco-friendly hobbyists trying to stem the rising tide of plastic in the seas.

Solar sailing

11:14 PM 19/04/2018

How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

Poison project

04:00 PM 19/04/2018

Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.

Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures

11:24 AM 14/03/2018

The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.

Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes

01:06 PM 14/03/2018

Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

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