The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.
New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.
America's huge humming arches
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.
The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.
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