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The ancient Manx trees revealed by the storms
Archaeologists have mapped the remains of a Roman school of gladiators on the banks of the Danube in Austria.
Making sure the brakes work on Bloodhound
World-renowned climber Hamish MacInnes believes this winter in Scotland's mountains has the most snow since 1945.
More than 20,000 crops, including the first shipment from Japan, arrive at the "Doomsday seed vault" as the Arctic depository marks its sixth anniversary.
Scientists think they can now explain the astonishing discovery of a graveyard of fossil whales in Chile that accumulated more than five million years ago.
The scale of ancient woodland being lost to development in Britain is being made worse because of a lack of accurate data, say campaigners.
Gamekeepers in Scotland stepping up their campaign to end the ban on the docking of working dogs' tails.
Record numbers of malnourished seabirds are being washed up on beaches following storms, say experts.
Scientists in Scotland are given a £4.2m grant to develop new technology to test for one of astronomy's most elusive targets - gravitational waves.
The National Farmers' Union (NFU) condemns as "ludicrous" plans to flood farmland on high ground to prevent flooding in towns.
As smog once again blankets Beijing, the BBC's Martin Patience looks at the impact on China's capital and its residents.
Tanzanian Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Lazaro Nyalandu has told HARDtalk the country would put its stockpile of ivory "beyond economic use".
The likely scale of the radioactive plume of water from Fukushima due to hit the west coast of North America should be known in the next couple of months.
An ice age site said to be one of the last known places Neanderthals lived is being studied to assess storm damage.
Could a fashionable solution have prevented the Somerset Levels flooding?
Will destroying ivory stockpiles really save elephants?
WW1 gas mask pioneer experimented on himself
The Scottish and UK governments set out competing visions for the future of North Sea oil and gas.
More than 600 dead seabirds have now been found on Jersey's beaches, wildlife experts confirm.