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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Why is diesel now bad news?

December 8, 2014 - 12:06pm
The backlash against a fuel once seen as clean
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Legal climate deal 'not necessary'

December 8, 2014 - 4:45am
A new global treaty on climate change should focus on sustainable development, says economist Lord Nicholas Stern.
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VIDEO: Schools at risk from 'deadly' pollution

December 8, 2014 - 3:46am
New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.
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NSW declares foxes pests not pets

December 7, 2014 - 10:31pm
Foxes are officially declared a pest in New South Wales but there is concern people are keeping them as pets.
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Goals defined for UK's Lunar mission

December 7, 2014 - 7:23pm
Scientists set out the detailed scientific goals of a proposed UK-led mission to the Moon, including research into the feasibility of a human base there.
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Somalia hopes oil will boost economy

December 7, 2014 - 7:13pm
Somalia's bid to attract the big energy firms
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VIDEO: Will climate change meeting make a difference?

December 7, 2014 - 6:09pm
The last 14 years are among the 15 hottest on record - can the latest UN talks on climate change reach agreement to halt that trend? In 60 seconds.
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Bloodhound Diary: 'Big Cat' climbs aboard

December 7, 2014 - 5:57pm
The 'Big Cat' climbs aboard the Bloodhound project
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Orion: Uncertainty ahead for new US spaceship

December 6, 2014 - 11:54am
The distant - very distant - prospects of a landing on Mars
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VIDEO: Peru glaciers 'melting at alarming rate'

December 6, 2014 - 8:34am
Experts have warned that Peru's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, threatening the survival of an estimated 30 million people.
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VIDEO: Seal colony breaks pupping records

December 5, 2014 - 8:14pm
A record-breaking number of seal pups have been born at a nature reserve in north Norfolk with another two months of the breeding season remaining.
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Seals filmed at night for first time

December 5, 2014 - 8:06pm
Pioneering filming techniques are set to be used to capture a record-breaking seal colony in north Norfolk for the new season of the BBC's Winterwatch series.
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Orion spaceship makes splashdown

December 5, 2014 - 2:40pm
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.
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VIDEO: Orion space capsule splashes down

December 5, 2014 - 1:20pm
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.
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Watson's DNA Nobel sells for $4.8m

December 5, 2014 - 9:14am
James Watson has sold the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.
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Orion deep space capsule launches

December 5, 2014 - 6:06am
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule launches from Florida on an unmanned technology demonstration mission.
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VIDEO: Caring for sick and orphaned seals

December 4, 2014 - 6:10pm
The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk is caring for a record number of ill and orphaned seals. Manager Alison Charles introduced BBC News to some of the pups.
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Electric eels 'remotely control prey'

December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
Electric eels' high-voltage strikes can actively control the muscles of the fish they hunt, research reveals.
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Chimpanzee 'has no human rights'

December 4, 2014 - 3:50pm
A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.
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Orion 'Mars ship' launch postponed

December 4, 2014 - 3:44pm
The first test flight of the US space agency's Orion "Mars ship" is postponed by 24 hours because of weather and technical issues.
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