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Germany 'pollution spike' follows New Year's Eve fireworks

January 3, 2017 - 11:28am
New Year fireworks contributed to high pollution levels in German cities, official figures suggest.
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New beginning for illegally traded endangered species

January 3, 2017 - 10:31am
Illegally traded endangered species that escape to form secondary populations offer opportunities for their long-term survival, a study suggests.
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World's oldest known killer whale Granny dies

January 3, 2017 - 5:51am
The world's oldest known killer whale, estimated to be 105 years old, is missing and presumed dead, researchers say.
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'Better estimate' of volcanic ash cloud return

January 3, 2017 - 5:40am
Potentially disruptive volcanic ash clouds cross Northern Europe more frequently than previously thought, according to a new study.
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India's double first in climate battle

January 3, 2017 - 1:41am
India opens two world-leading clean energy projects - the world's biggest solar farm and a chemicals plant using CO2 to make baking soda.
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David Hempleman-Adams urges climate change action after Arctic voyage

January 2, 2017 - 9:17am
The adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams calls on politicians to "grasp the nettle" on climate change.
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Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

January 2, 2017 - 12:04am
A leading US Republican fears for the future of her grandchildren with Donald Trump as president.
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Coming up

December 30, 2016 - 6:41pm
From a majestic natural spectacle to a high-octane technological thrill ride, here's our guide to the big science events of 2017.
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Scientists' work recognised in New Year Honours

December 30, 2016 - 4:45pm
The work of a number of the UK's leading scientists has been recognised in the New Year Honours.
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Private vehicles add to Delhi's pollution woes

December 30, 2016 - 1:27pm
Despite its alarming pollution levels, Delhi has seen an explosion in the number of private vehicles, while public transport is in decline, environmentalists warn.
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China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

December 30, 2016 - 10:23am
China announces a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.
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The year 2016 in archaeology

December 29, 2016 - 8:40pm
Here's a selection of the most inspiring findings in archaeology revealed this year.
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Birds migrating earlier as temperatures rise

December 28, 2016 - 8:54pm
Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, an Edinburgh University study finds.
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Rare giraffe born on Boxing Day

December 28, 2016 - 7:31pm
A rare giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo.
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Bumblebee numbers hit by 'unsettled decade'

December 27, 2016 - 10:00pm
Warm winters and bad summers have hit the insect population, but seen other wildlife flourish, says the National Trust
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Cheetahs heading for extinction, study says

December 27, 2016 - 4:19am
Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah - the world's fastest land animal - becoming extinct, scientists say.
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Science selection

December 26, 2016 - 10:36pm
A selection of the best science and environment reads this year.
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Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

December 26, 2016 - 3:50pm
Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose pioneering work led to the theory of dark matter, dies at 88.
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Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes

December 26, 2016 - 2:03pm
A new study estimates there are just 7,100 now left in the wild as they face growing conflict with humans.
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Ash tree genome sequenced for first time

December 26, 2016 - 10:47am
UK scientists have decoded the genome of the ash in the fight against a devastating plant disease.
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