The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.
A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.
Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.
Research carried out at Aberdeen University suggests hen harriers can co-exist with profitable grouse shooting.
A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.
Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.
UK satellite captures video of Planet Earth
Physicists make the purest silicon ever seen, solving a supply problem for research into quantum computers.
The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which has just begun, are said to be "unusually favourable".
The stimulating, healing - but also potentially harmful - power of plants
Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular ''supermoon'' overnight, where the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.
Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.
Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.
Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.
Making super-wheels for a 1,000mph car
Rural crime is rising, with a spate of sheep rustling and an increase in the theft of farming tools, vehicles and fuel driving up the figures.
Readers' images of the spectacular 'Supermoon'
How the art of illusion is helping disabled children
What are the ethics of using experimental treatment drugs?
Liberia's information minister admits that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.