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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Philippines battles climate dilemma

November 23, 2015 - 11:29am
The Philippines, which is vulnerable to climate change, has confirmed controversial plans for more coal-fired power stations.
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London ethnically diverse from start

November 23, 2015 - 11:09am
A DNA study confirms London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.
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UK astronaut 'ready' for first space flight

November 23, 2015 - 10:42am
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford speaks to Tim Peake, who will soon be making history as the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: IVF 'best option' to save white rhinos

November 23, 2015 - 6:15am
The chief executive of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, Richard Vigne, tells the BBC that in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the best option to save the northern white rhinoceros.
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VIDEO: I did this for dad, says Kidman in award speech

November 23, 2015 - 3:30am
Nicole Kidman was named best actress for her role as pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin in the play Photograph 51.
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Morocco to open giant solar plant

November 22, 2015 - 7:19pm
A giant plant using energy from the sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.
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In pictures: Royal Society photo award winners

November 22, 2015 - 6:47pm
Royal Society photo award winners
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US states at risk from climate change

November 22, 2015 - 6:33pm
Five US states where climate change could be disastrous
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VIDEO: British astronaut set for ISS blast off

November 22, 2015 - 6:07pm
British Astronaut Tim Peake and his crew have completed training ahead of their trip to the International Space Station.
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Brazil dam toxic mud reaches sea

November 21, 2015 - 8:17pm
A wave of toxic mud in the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam at an iron ore mine reaches the sea amid concerns of severe pollution.
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UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

November 21, 2015 - 7:57pm
The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.
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Half of Amazon trees 'face extinction'

November 20, 2015 - 5:22pm
More than half of all tree species in the Amazon face extinction, warn international scientists.
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Tesla's Musk seeks 'hardcore engineers'

November 20, 2015 - 12:34pm
Tesla boss Elon Musk appeals for software engineers to accelerate plans to build self-guiding cars, as the carmaker recalls all Model S cars sold over a potential seatbelt problem.
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'Winnie-the-Pooh' skull revealed

November 20, 2015 - 11:54am
The skull of the bear that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh books is going to be put on public display for the first time in a London museum.
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Pigeons classify breast cancer images

November 20, 2015 - 7:21am
A study finds that pigeons, with training, can identify breast cancer in mammagrams just as accurately as human experts.
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VIDEO: Endangered pygmy hippo born at zoo

November 20, 2015 - 2:46am
A pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo
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Do we underestimate plants and trees?

November 19, 2015 - 6:57pm
What can trees and plants teach us?
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Endangered pygmy hippo born at zoo

November 19, 2015 - 6:38pm
A baby pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo, it is revealed.
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Satellite will map Earth's plant glow

November 19, 2015 - 1:14pm
The European Space Agency will build a satellite to map from orbit the glow of photosynthesis taking place on Earth.
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Bird's lightning 'tap dance' revealed

November 19, 2015 - 11:14am
Using high-speed cameras, scientists glimpse songbirds doing a rapid-fire dance that is invisible to the naked eye.
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