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'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:12
One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.

'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:12
One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:42
The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:42
The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:11
Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:11
Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.

Hawaii's Volcano Kilauea spews out 'ballistic blocks'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 07:29
But projectile boulders are not the only hazard facing islanders near the erupting Kilauea volcano.

UK referred to Europe's top court over air pollution

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:14
Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice over persistent breaches of pollution limits.

UK referred to Europe's top court over air pollution

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:14
Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice over persistent breaches of pollution limits.

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 02:58
The very first stars to shine in the Universe left a tell-tale trace in a far-distant galaxy.

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 02:58
The very first stars to shine in the Universe left a tell-tale trace in a far-distant galaxy.

Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 02:52
Three insecticides blamed for bee colony collapses will be restricted to greenhouses.

Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 02:52
Three insecticides blamed for bee colony collapses will be restricted to greenhouses.

How physics gender gap starts in the classroom

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:28
Some progress has been made in encouraging girls to study A-level physics, but not enough, says report.

How physics gender gap starts in the classroom

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:28
Some progress has been made in encouraging girls to study A-level physics, but not enough, says report.

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:38
Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer.

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:38
Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer.

Copy of BepiColombo Mercury mission goes on display

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:42
London's Science Museum unveils a replica of the probe Europe will send to the inner-most planet.

Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban 'in 3 years'

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:36
Campaigners force a referendum on the future use of synthetic pesticides in Switzerland.

Stephen Hawking thanksgiving service public ballot closes

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:47
More than 27,000 people applied for 1,000 public places at the scientist's Westminster Abbey service.