BBC News - Science & Environment
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The world's wilderness is vanishing at an "alarming" rate, say conservationists.
Specially designed tags that act as 'daily diaries' are revealing previously unknown animal behaviours.
Britain's native dormouse has declined by more than a third since the year 2000 according to a new report by wildlife charity, the People's Trust for Endangered Species.
Lion hunting in South Africa is a big business, but some groups seem are shooting "canned meat" - animals bred in captivity just to be hunted, the BBC's Alastair Leithead reports.
Nasa launches its Osiris-Rex probe, which will try to grab a sample of rock from an asteroid and return it to Earth.
A study into the DNA of giraffes reveals they are not one species, but four.
A British student has invented a mobile fridge to transport vaccines on long journeys at the right temperature.
UK researchers launch a global effort to source photos of threatened or destroyed cultural landmarks and compile them into 3D reconstructions, housed within an online map.
It is a famous, gentle giant of the African savannah, but the giraffe's genetics have only just revealed that there is not one species, but four.
As many as 530 key infrastructure sites across England are vulnerable to flooding, according to a government review.
Astronomers at St Andrews university have observed tantalising glimpses of how our own planet may have been born
DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind the Great Plague of London.
Yosemite National Park in California is to gain a 400-acre addition, its largest expansion in nearly 70 years.
India and Nepal are concerned about flash floods due to a lack of information from China about the state of glacial lakes and rivers in Tibet.
An 18-month study looking at how the weather affects chronic pain reveals some surprising preliminary results.
A seven-month solo journey from India to the UK in a solar and electric-powered tuk-tuk has been paused after the driver's passport was stolen near Paris.
Elderly drivers are less likely to have an accident than young motorists, a study suggests - challenging the idea they are more dangerous on the roads.
UK researchers are developing ways to spot the early signs of oesophageal cancer, which is often not detected until its advanced stages.
Shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.
Two judges are asked to leave a Swedish panel that picks the Nobel prize for medicine in a scandal over a disgraced Italian transplant surgeon.