The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The Philippines, which is vulnerable to climate change, has confirmed controversial plans for more coal-fired power stations.
A DNA study confirms London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.
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.
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.
Nicole Kidman was named best actress for her role as pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin in the play Photograph 51.
A giant plant using energy from the sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.
Royal Society photo award winners
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British Astronaut Tim Peake and his crew have completed training ahead of their trip to the International Space Station.
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.
The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.
More than half of all tree species in the Amazon face extinction, warn international scientists.
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.
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.
A study finds that pigeons, with training, can identify breast cancer in mammagrams just as accurately as human experts.
A pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo
What can trees and plants teach us?
A baby pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo, it is revealed.
The European Space Agency will build a satellite to map from orbit the glow of photosynthesis taking place on Earth.
Using high-speed cameras, scientists glimpse songbirds doing a rapid-fire dance that is invisible to the naked eye.