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BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

England's future water supplies at 'serious risk'

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:48:36 GMT

MPs warn some regions will run out of water within the next 20 years unless "urgent action" is taken.

Mars mission readies tiny chopper for Red Planet flight

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:44:31 GMT

The next US space agency robot to explore the Red Planet will carry a small helicopter with it.

Extinction: One third of all lemurs 'on the brink'

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:37:57 GMT

A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".

Clean energy future 'is vital' - UN chief

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:44:14 GMT

The UN Secretary-General tells a meeting that it is "vital" the world moves towards clean energy.

Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:05:20 GMT

Traders in India are being denied the "right to shade" under trees, threatening food security.

Coronavirus: Is India the next global hotspot?

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:34:07 GMT

India's confirmed cases are going up rapidly, but it's not all bad news.

European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:28:18 GMT

The European mammals will restore a rich habitat for local wildlife, conservationists say.

The tech behind Virgin Orbit's mission to space

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:14:22 GMT

Marc Cieslak looks at how Virgin Orbit plans to launch its rockets from a plane.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:01:58 GMT

His wealth is now estimated to be $171bn (137bn), having made billions during the pandemic.

Free home insulation: Too good to be true?

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 21:51:22 GMT

Questions remain over the Green Homes Grant, which aims to make homes more energy efficient.

Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance launch pushed back again

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:57:35 GMT

The launch of Nasa's Mars rover Perseverance is delayed again to 30 July at the earliest.

Nasa's 2020 rover: Can we finally answer the big question about Mars?

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:00:31 GMT

The US space agency's next rover will hunt for life's traces among the rocks of the Red Planet.

Coronavirus: Dirty air 'on the rise again' in UK cities

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:23:59 GMT

As Britain eases out of its Covid-19 lockdown, nitrogen vehicle emissions look to be going back up.

Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:50:50 GMT

At 16, MiMi Aung travelled alone to the US for an education. Now she's a project lead on Nasa's Mars mission.

Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 01:54:51 GMT

The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.

Elon Musk says full self-driving Tesla tech 'very close'

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:59:44 GMT

A future software update could activate full "level-five" autonomy in cars, the Tesla founder says.

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:02:18 GMT

A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.

OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 22:51:14 GMT

A New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.

Key questions about the Perseverance rover

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:19:52 GMT

We answer some common questions about the America's Perseverance rover mission to Mars.

Nasa's next Mars rover will be called Perseverance

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 19:00:50 GMT

A 13-year-old Virginia student chooses a name for the robot that will search for life on the Red Planet.

Nasa Mars rover Perseverance is attached to rocket

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:41:24 GMT

The US space agency's next rover is placed atop of the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet.

Coronavirus: Testing sewage an 'easy win'

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:00:14 GMT

Wastewater analysis could provide localised Covid-19 test results much earlier than at present.

Siberian Arctic 'up to 10 degrees warmer' in June

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:52:17 GMT

The average temperature in the region reached a record high in some area, EU data shows.

Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:47:31 GMT

The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building.

Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:43:50 GMT

The system of 78 mobile barriers has taken years to construct and its design goes back to the 1980s.

Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:53:21 GMT

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 06:36:03 GMT

Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.