The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Can a big climate report blossom in Japan?
UK's fickle forecasts to remain
Manufacturing giant Siemens and the UK's Associated British Ports are to invest a total of £310m in UK wind turbine factories, creating 1,000 jobs.
Why black boxes can't always provide the answers
The UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore oil and gas sites before any expansion of shale gas "fracking", scientists have warned.
Two halves of a fossil bone found more 160 years apart finally allow scientists to scale one of the biggest sea turtles that ever lived.
Plans to expand shale gas fracking in the UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore wells, scientists say.
Senior researchers and government officials gather in Japan to agree a critical report on the impact of global warming.
Scientists assess the ecological consequences of a megafauna-depleted world and what, if anything, should be done about the loss of Earth's biggest animals.
Deep sea mining could provide the UK economy with a "great deal" of mineral resources and wealth, a marine biologist claims.
Wildflowers are to be planted in Monmouthshire to increase pollination and help reduce the decline of bees.
Wetter winters in the future could increase agricultural pollution in Britain's rivers, say scientists.
Warm spring weather boosts long-tailed tits' chances of surviving the winter, say scientists.
Why Cambridge is the capital of start-ups
From heroic spaceman to humble accountant
Cerium, promethium... the many and varied roles of the rare earths
Scientists cast doubt on a major part of the case for the Moon having once held abundant water.
How maths helped locate a lost plane at sea
Why concerns about climate change are nothing new
After its near three-year, deep-space hibernation, the comet-chasing Rosetta probe begins testing its science payload.