The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch gets under way with thousands of people expected to record bird sightings in their gardens.
In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for its seabirds
A conservation team in the final phase of a mission to eradicate rats from South Georgia sets sail from the Falkland Islands.
Charting Winston Churchill's passion for research
Jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current, researchers say.
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.
Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta mission say they may have found evidence for how comets are formed.
The threats to unique mammals of Borneo
An explosion in a manhole on a Birmingham street "just missed" a child who was walking nearby.
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year sets a new record, officials say.
Rescuers came to the aid of an elephant calf which fell into an empty storage pit in a nature reserve in Yunnan Province, south west China.
A UK-developed smart application that incorporates satellite and other data is tracking illegal fishing on the high seas.
Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.
Northern White rhinos are on the edge of extinction with just five of them left in the world, but conservation experts are trying to find ways to save them.