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The illicit trade with China fuelling Mozambique's insurgency

Tue, 14 May 2024 23:12:44 GMT

Illegal shipments of rosewood continue and some of the profit ends up with jihadists, research says.

UK's puffin protection laws at centre of post Brexit row

Wed, 15 May 2024 02:46:28 GMT

The endangered puffin - one of Britain’s most iconic seabirds - is at the centre of a battle over the UK’s post Brexit freedoms.

Untreated sewage illegally pumped into Windermere

Wed, 15 May 2024 16:00:28 GMT

Millions of litres of raw sewage were pumped into one of England's most famous lakes after a fault.

Pacific squid flashes its huge attack 'headlights'

Thu, 16 May 2024 06:08:35 GMT

Watch video of the super-fast Dana squid as it flashes its immense light-emitting organs.

Nasa: 'New plan needed to return rocks from Mars'

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 20:37:03 GMT

The US space agency is seeking a cheaper, faster solution to bring Martian rocks to Earth for study.

Water firm criticised over 'scary' outbreak

Sat, 18 May 2024 09:05:33 GMT

A caretaker from Brixham says it is "probably the worst ailment" he has had in his adult life.

UK quits treaty that lets oil firms sue government

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:34:37 GMT

The ECT allowed fossil-fuel companies to sue governments for billions in compensation for lost profits.

27 new wild swimming sites for England - but are they clean?

Mon, 13 May 2024 01:04:27 GMT

Twenty-seven new sites have been designated for summer pollution monitoring.

Hottest February marks ninth new monthly record

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 03:06:49 GMT

It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Niño.

Preventing space contamination rises up the agenda

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 07:45:40 GMT

Agencies and scientists from around the world head to the UK to share space-exploration techniques.

Together in wonder: North America awed by total solar eclipse

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 23:04:53 GMT

Stunning spectacle is witnessed by millions across the continent. Here are some of the stories.

Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:04:21 GMT

Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive.

Scientists solve mystery of ancient 'tree of life'

Wed, 15 May 2024 16:34:53 GMT

The iconic trees evolved on Madagascar 21 million years ago and later spread to other countries.

European astronaut rookies make the grade

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 10:51:33 GMT

The European Space Agency's latest intake of astronauts complete their basic training.

The man on a mission to open up space to disability

Thu, 09 May 2024 01:07:44 GMT

John McFall is studying whether it's possible for someone with a physical disability to go to space.

Peter Higgs - the man who changed our view of the Universe

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 20:17:32 GMT

The renowned scientist came up with revolutionary ideas in the 1960s, sparking a 50-year search for evidence.

World breaches 1.5C warming threshold for full year

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 10:18:33 GMT

The last 12 months were the hottest on record, temporarily sending the world past a deeply symbolic mark.

More Northern Lights soon as Sun storms strengthen

Sat, 18 May 2024 00:01:05 GMT

Another spectacular light show could come within two weeks as Sun storms reach 11-year high.

White House wants Moon to have its own time zone

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 11:23:43 GMT

The US government has asked Nasa to develop a way to keep track of time on the Moon.

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