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Rocket Lab: Helicopter catches returning booster over the Pacific

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 13:41
The US-New Zealand Rocket Lab firm takes a big step forward in its quest to re-use launch vehicles.
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Climate change: Don't let doom win, project tells worriers

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 04:39
The BBC gets an exclusive look at a new project to help students deal with rising climate anxiety.
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Orchards vanishing from the landscape, says National Trust

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 03:50
Orchards are in big decline, with an area the size of the Isle of Wight lost since 1900, research finds.
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Climate change: Extreme weather warning systems for all 'in five years'

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 16:27
The UN wants to ensure that everyone on the planet is covered by early warning systems by 2027.
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OneWeb to fly on competitor SpaceX's rockets

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 17:07
The London-based satellite internet firm turns to its US rival to get its spacecraft into orbit.
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Climate change: 'Madness' to turn to fossil fuels because of Ukraine war

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 12:33
UN Secretary General says climate goals are in danger if countries turn to coal because of Ukraine.
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Climate change: IPCC scientists to examine carbon removal in key report

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 03:53
There's likely to be a new emphasis on technology to suck CO2 from the air in IPCC report on mitigation.
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Russia denies cosmonauts board space station in Ukrainian colours

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 22:13
The decision to ditch standard Russian uniforms was interpreted as a show of solidarity for Ukraine.
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UK's safe level for tap water too high - scientists

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 04:00
Experts say the UK should reduce the amount of toxic "forever chemicals" allowed in drinking water.
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Climate change: Wildfire smoke linked to Arctic melting

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 18:02
Researchers find that "brown carbon" from wildfire smoke is helping to melt Arctic snow and ice.
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Climate change: Why weather changes worry Wales' 'wettest town'

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 17:13
People living in the area, which has Unesco World Heritage status, are being asked to adapt.
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Could super-sized heat pumps make gas boilers extinct?

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 05:02
The cities turning to huge heat pumps to provide warmth to thousands of homes and businesses.
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Climate Check

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 18:49
As the world's temperature warms, severe rainfall events are becoming more likely - and weather patterns like La Niña could be disrupted.
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Scientists claim hairy black holes explain Hawking paradox

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 07:57
Researchers say they have solved one of science's biggest paradoxes, first identified by Prof Stephen Hawking.
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Clean air: Campaigners criticise pace of new particles targets

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 23:18
But the government says particle standards will come in as quickly as is realistically possible.
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Royal Society of Chemistry report says racism 'pervasive'

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 08:11
Racism is "pervasive" in chemical sciences, according to an investigation by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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The neighbourhood leading a green energy revolution

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 06:14
A small area of Scotland is the home of a groundbreaking experiment to power homes with green hydrogen.
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UK gets first new-style pylons in a century

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 18:24
The new style of electricity pylon is designed to reduce the impact on the local environment.
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Ukraine war: UK moves to cut links with Russian science projects

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 14:00
Russia risks being scientifically isolated as partnerships with research institutes end, expert says.
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Science and tech: The app founder inspiring kids

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 03:05
Pearce Jarrett is the founder of an award-winning app but didn't originally think it was a career for him.
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