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Green farm grants plan 'to be diluted'

4 hours 17 min ago
A "green" fund to protect wildlife on England’s farms may be under threat, BBC News has learned.
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Nasa outlines plan for first woman on Moon by 2024

8 hours 15 min ago
The US space agency (Nasa) formally outlines its $28bn plan to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.
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Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation'

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 02:41
One in five species of maple is threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.
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Why do farmers get paid by taxpayers?

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 02:35
UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.
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Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 21:39
The aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035.
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Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 20:06
Only in 2012 have satellites seen the summer floes in the polar north more withdrawn than in 2020.
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Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:50
Toxins made by algae in water holes caused 330 elephant deaths in Botswana earlier this year.
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Climate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, poll suggests

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:07
Concern about climate change is growing, but there are big differences about the need for rapid action.
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Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for 'swift' action on climate change

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:07
Covid-19 provides an opportunity to "reset" the economy for a more sustainable future, he says.
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Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 03:19
A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.
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Egypt tomb: Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 18:18
The 27 wooden coffins are said to have lain undisturbed inside a well at an ancient necropolis.
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How the oil industry made us doubt climate change

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 02:16
Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.
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Siberia landscape scarred by climate change

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:14
Scientists are warning about the consequences of vast swathes of ground thawing in Siberia.
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What maths is involved in stirring a cup of tea?

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:05
A professor has won £2.3m for applying complex maths to simple situations - like stirring tea.
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'Total failure' on English river water quality

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:07
Pollutants still blight all of England's rivers, lakes and streams, the Environment Agency says.
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Spider-like toxins found in Australia's stinging trees

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:06
A team of scientists say this explains why those stung feel intense pain lasting for days or even weeks.
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Alligator on gas snaps up Ig Nobel prize

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:02
The 2020 Ig Nobel prizes honour crocodilian vocalisations, narcissistic eyebrows and vibrating worms.
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Climate change: Earthquake 'hack' reveals scale of ocean warming

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 21:14
Using sound waves from underwater earthquakes, researchers can more accurately measure sea temperatures.
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Why forest fires in Siberia, Russia threaten us all

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:43
Scientists say wildfires in Siberia, Russia, have been releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming.
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Plastic pollution: Washed clothing's synthetic mountain of 'fluff'

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:00
Scientists calculate how many tiny fibres our polyester and nylon garments lose in the wash.
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