BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Coronavirus: Don't bail out airlines, say climate campaigners

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 20:55:04 GMT

Climate change: Use crisis to turn aviation green, say campaigners

Coronavirus: Clear nights skies delight photographers

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:03:00 GMT

Photographers in England capture amazing star trails, from home or on their daily exercise.

Nasa’s all-female team of 'aquanauts'

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:34:17 GMT

The story of the first women ever to take an active role in a Nasa mission.

Coronavirus: Lockdown 'could boost wild flowers'

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:35:57 GMT

A plant charity is predicting a boost for wild flowers because some councils have stopped mowing.

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:04:52 GMT

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:59:35 GMT

Mauro Ferrari says he lost faith in the system, but EU science officials say he was asked to leave.

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:35:19 GMT

Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.

Coronavirus: Exploiting nature 'drives outbreaks of new diseases'

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:33:57 GMT

New evidence has emerged of a link between our impact on nature and pandemics sweeping the world.

Coronavirus: Lockdown 'must become the social norm'

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:07:59 GMT

"Social pressure from others" will be key in persuading the UK to stay at home, a study suggests.

Flower power: How plants bounce back after crushing blows

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:52:39 GMT

Some flowers have remarkable powers of resilience after injuries including being walked on by humans.

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:15:24 GMT

Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:39:58 GMT

The Bronx Zoo in New York says this case of human-to-animal transmission appears to be unique.

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:14:31 GMT

Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.

Antarctica prompts questions that matter

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:20:28 GMT

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt found a visit to Antarctica made him emotional, and ultimately hopeful.

Coronavirus: 'Pets no risk to owners' vets stress

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:26:15 GMT

Vets stress that pets pose little to no risk to their owners but recommend keeping cats indoors to prevent spread among animals.

Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:27:15 GMT

Breathtaking images capture the spectacular lunar event in the skies above Europe.

Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:06:17 GMT

Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals details about life and death in 12th Century Britain.

What is climate change? A really simple guide

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:13:36 GMT

BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.

Event Horizon Telescope: Black hole produces twisting jet

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:02:43 GMT

The team behind the first image of a black hole reveals something else from that historic picture.

Coronavirus: Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:51:43 GMT

Hungry rats unable to feed off restaurant leftovers are coming on to the streets and nearer homes.

Coronavirus: Putting the spotlight on the global wildlife trade

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 23:26:55 GMT

Conservation experts say the pandemic is a watershed moment for curbing global wildlife trade.

Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:38:56 GMT

Scientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.

Coronavirus complicates journeys home from Antarctica

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:09:40 GMT

The British Antarctic Survey is juggling planes and ships to get its people off the White Continent.

Crops were cultivated in regions of the Amazon '10,000 years ago'

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:01:29 GMT

Humans have grown crops in areas of the Amazon since the end of the last ice age, a study says.

Electric car emissions myth 'busted'

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:00:05 GMT

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a baseless, a study suggests.

Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:13:01 GMT

Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.

10 years to save 'world’s most threatened sea turtle'

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:37:46 GMT

The critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback's future looks "dire," say conservationists.

Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:23:56 GMT

Data from Cold War nuclear bomb tests help scientists accurately age whale sharks for the first time.

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:28:40 GMT

Researchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.

Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:20:57 GMT

The motoring organisation predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel.

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 03:12:40 GMT

Some regions show significant drops in air pollutants as the coronavirus hits work and travel.

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wings

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 01:46:08 GMT

Rising temperatures may be having a profound impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds.

Peacock spiders show more of their colours

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:18:24 GMT

A new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.

Launching the Hubble Space Telescope: 'Our window into the Universe'

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:58:45 GMT

How the launch of the Hubble telescope wasn't all plain sailing.

Climate change: UK forests 'could do more harm than good'

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:20:00 GMT

Mass tree planting could harm the environment if badly planned, a report warns.