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.