The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 48 min 29 sec ago
For the first time, scientists have placed tiny motors inside live human cells and steered them magnetically.
Illegal wildlife hunting is on the increase in Afghanistan, threatening several vulnerable species, campaigners say.
A research project started by conservationist Sir Peter Scott, recording the unique faces of migratory swans visiting Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, is celebrating its 50th year.
An Australian farmer is suing after his farm was allegedly contaminated by genetically modified crops blown over from his neighbour's farm.
Experts from around the world are gathering in London to discuss the 'global crisis' of the illegal international trade in wildlife.
Why Copenhagen Zoo ignored calls to save a young giraffe
A board member of the Environment Agency defends a controversial management plan that might have contributed to flooding of farms in the Somerset Levels.
Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg says as the Arctic ice recedes her country will not drill for gas or oil by the cap - but it does open the way for further economic development for the people living there.
How people living on the Somerset Levels have coped
Abalone boom proves lucrative for NZ fishermen
An owl that has become a tourist attraction in a town centre park is displaying "unique behaviour", experts say.
"All the evidence" suggests extreme weather in the UK is linked to global warming, the Met Office's chief scientist says.
Prince William has gone hunting deer and wild boar in Spain - only a day before he was due to make a public plea to end the illegal wildlife trade.
Residents of the flood-hit Somerset Levels accuse Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith of "letting everyone down", as he and David Cameron visit the area.
How do you fix the Dawlish problem?
Scientists at the University of Warwick say a new way to freeze blood could help people with rare blood groups
European countries invest billions of euros into the European Space Agency, despite the financial problems of the eurozone.
Archaeologists are examining a hoard of treasures unearthed in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor.
The US military is funding a project to develop electronics that can self-destruct like the secret messages in the Mission Impossible TV show.
The UK government launches its plan to replace, refine and reduce animals in research, but campaigners are disappointed.