BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature
Thu, 21 May 2020 18:02:45 GMT
Scientists call for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
Mission timeline in graphics
Sun, 24 May 2020 07:58:11 GMT
These are the key phases in the first crew mission to go to orbit from the US in nine years.
Biggest UK solar plant approved
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:33:28 GMT
Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest
Antarctic algal blooms: 'Green snow' mapped from space
Wed, 20 May 2020 09:34:55 GMT
UK scientists create the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.
Who are the astronauts?
Sun, 24 May 2020 02:47:15 GMT
BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.
Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the front line
Sat, 23 May 2020 21:58:40 GMT
Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.
World's deepest octopus captured on camera
Thu, 28 May 2020 23:09:27 GMT
A "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.
SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:41:24 GMT
The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.
Nasa, SpaceX crew launch stymied by weather
Wed, 27 May 2020 20:21:15 GMT
A late decision is made to delay the first astronaut launch to orbit from US soil in nine years.
Evolution of the spacesuit
Thu, 28 May 2020 10:57:31 GMT
How SpaceX's stylish spacesuit differs from other attire flown by astronauts.
Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation
Mon, 25 May 2020 23:02:23 GMT
With the collapse of the tourism industry because of the coronavirus, Thailand's captive elephants are now at risk of starvation.
Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard
Wed, 27 May 2020 09:10:01 GMT
Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching.
Amazon under threat: Fires, loggers and now virus
Thu, 21 May 2020 14:21:07 GMT
How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.
Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists
Tue, 26 May 2020 21:45:35 GMT
Scientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.
Nasa to launch first crewed mission from US in decade
Fri, 17 Apr 2020 21:22:27 GMT
The mission will take place on 27 May using a rocket and spacecraft made by private firm SpaceX.
Record drop in energy investment, warns International Energy Agency
Wed, 27 May 2020 04:00:50 GMT
The pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.
Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed
Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:19 GMT
A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.
Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:01:54 GMT
The angle at which a life-destroying space rock hit Earth 66 million years ago was particularly lethal.
European contract signed for Moon mission hardware
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:17:32 GMT
When astronauts go back to the Moon in 2024, they'll be using European hardware to get there.
Climate change: Scientists fear car surge will see CO2 rebound
Tue, 19 May 2020 21:08:43 GMT
An analysis shows a huge daily CO2 drop, but a return to car travel may see emissions rebound.
How we got to this point
Wed, 27 May 2020 17:07:26 GMT
Why is SpaceX launching astronauts to the International Space Station for Nasa?
Bezos vs Musk: Silicon Valley space race
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 01:29:05 GMT
The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.
SpaceX launch: What is SpaceX and why is it going to the ISS?
Tue, 26 May 2020 23:46:18 GMT
Ahead of the launch of the Crew Dragon mission, the BBC explains what SpaceX does exactly
Nasa SpaceX crew mission cleared to launch
Fri, 22 May 2020 20:47:17 GMT
A review panel finds no technical reason to delay the first US orbital crew launch in nine years.
Social distancing: When extreme weather and coronavirus collide
Wed, 20 May 2020 02:41:51 GMT
People displaced by extreme weather are forced to break Covid-19 social distancing safety guidelines.
Your questions about the mission answered
Sat, 23 May 2020 01:13:02 GMT
BBC News answers questions about the first orbital launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years.
SpaceX entrepreneur: Who is Elon Musk?
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:08:20 GMT
Meet the man who inspired Robert Downey Jr's take on Iron Man.
Australia's megafauna roamed the tropics with first humans but then disappeared
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:02:52 GMT
New evidence shows climate change may have wiped out Australia's giant beasts.
Nasa: Doug Loverro steps down days before crewed launch
Wed, 20 May 2020 09:46:22 GMT
Doug Loverro steps down the week before the US's first crewed launch to orbit in almost a decade.
Isle of Wight pterosaur species fossil hailed as UK first
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:09:21 GMT
The University of Portsmouth identified it as a tapejarid, a flying pterosaur from the Cretaceous period.
What is climate change? A really simple guide
Tue, 05 May 2020 21:30:23 GMT
BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.
Project seeks super view of Earth's mantle
Mon, 18 May 2020 09:31:38 GMT
UK scientists aim to build some of the most sophisticated models yet for how rock moves inside the planet.
Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts get to work ahead of historic flight
Thu, 21 May 2020 12:14:01 GMT
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.
Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:49:53 GMT
A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April.
COP 26: New date agreed for UN climate summit in Glasgow
Thu, 28 May 2020 19:19:45 GMT
The COP26 UN summit, which was postponed due to coronavirus, will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021.
Climate change: Future floods will delay emergency response
Mon, 18 May 2020 15:00:31 GMT
Increases in rainfall in England could impact ambulance and fire crew response times.
Climate change: 'Stunning' seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat
Fri, 29 May 2020 11:58:21 GMT
Scientists are learning just how fast the ice margin of Antarctica can retreat in a warming world.