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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.