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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:07
The previously-protected area is bigger than Denmark and is thought to be rich in gold.

Will fairy tale Białowieża forest survive Poland’s fight with the EU?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 17:31
Campaigners in Poland are worried about the future of one of Europe's last primeval forests, as the Polish government defies an EU order to stop logging there.

'Alarmingly high' levels of arsenic in Pakistan's ground water

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:02
Up to 60 million Pakistanis are at risk from the deadly chemical, according to a new water analysis.

Invasive rhododendrons damage woodland environment

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 09:08
New study shows invasive rhododendrons damage woodland environment but are not poisoning the soil

Arctic radar to probe 'space weather'

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 08:24
The UK contributes to a sophisticated new radar to map the Sun's impacts on Earth's high atmosphere.

'Hero' of Paris climate agreement dies

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:59
Former Marshall Islands minister Tony De Brum, who played a key role in securing the Paris pact passes away aged 72.

Australia Zoo asks public to name white koala joey

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 04:35
Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 02:20
Scientists create bacteria covered in tiny solar panels that generate a potential new fuel from the Sun.

When is the next solar eclipse near you?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 01:26
Find out when you can next witness a solar eclipse in your country with our eclipse calculator.

High view

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:10
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:13
Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.

Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:45
A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:22
Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.

Solar eclipse: Watch it happen

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:48
The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.

RRS Sir David Attenborough's stern on the move

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:58
A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.

The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 03:23
In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.

How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe Islands

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:38
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.

Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:27
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

Terraforming Earth

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:02
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:07
Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.