The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.
Scientists in Australia discover how crocodiles' eyes are adapted to lurking at the water surface to watch and wait for prey.
Scientists have developed a technique to grow human embryos in the lab past the point they normally implant in the womb.
Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.
The science community pays tribute to Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto, who passed away over the weekend aged 76.
Visit the chasm threatening a British research base
British astronaut Tim Peake says he wants his mission to the space station to change attitudes towards science.
Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.
British industry is to lead the construction of the Biomass satellite which will use an innovative radar instrument to essentially weigh the world's trees.
Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.
Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768.
The Australian politician who declared war on Johnny Depp's dogs has a new enemy - the European carp.
The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse starts to cross the continental USA, flying the first leg from California to Arizona.
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.
As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.
Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.
Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.
UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station.