The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The United Nations is likely to warn governments that a "dash for gas" will not solve climate change, the BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.
Specialists are preparing the submarine which will be used when the general location of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane in the Indian Ocean is identified.
Time is fast running out for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stocks, the international body in charge of their destruction says.
New research shows that when a threat comes into view fruit flies make split-second turns reminiscent of those made by fighter jets.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has staged a minor coup over coalition energy policy.
Scientists list the world's most distinctive and endangered birds.
A turtle in Israel which lost two limbs has been given a designer prosthetic dorsal fin.
UK scientists have challenged the idea that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year when there were an exceptional number of icebergs in the North Atlantic.
Researchers say that plans to restrict wind farms to the seas around Britain will require significantly larger subsidies.
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.
A new burrowing robot for anchoring miniature submarines has been developed, inspired by the Atlantic razor clam.
Secrets of the solar-powered plane set to fly around the world
Is a shark cull the right way to deal with attacks on humans?
The 1664 book that changed the landscape of Britain
How Taiwan successfully regrew its bamboo industry
The General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland issue a map illustrating the effects of the outage that hit Russia's GLONASS sat-nav system.
UN experts say they underestimated the gains carmakers have made in fuel efficiency, but a huge expected increase in global traffic may outweigh this.
What's known about seafloor where MH370 may be?
Britain's first cloned dog has been born after her owner won a competition offering the procedure for free.
A rogue bird threatens to destroy the clutch of four peregrine falcon eggs being nurtured on the spire of Norwich Cathedral.