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China's Chang'e-5 Moon mission returns colour pictures

1 hour 4 min ago
The robotic Chang'e-5 probe starts work to gather lunar samples it can send to Earth for study.
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DeepMind co-founder: Gaming inspired AI breakthrough

Wed, 2020-12-02 23:26
The discovery is expected to advance medical research in treating disease.
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Climate change: 2020 set to be one of the three warmest years on record

Wed, 2020-12-02 23:00
Provisional figures indicate that 2020 will be one of the hottest in a record dating back to 1850.
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A68a: World's biggest iceberg is fraying at the edges

Wed, 2020-12-02 22:04
High resolution imagery shows ocean waves are taking their toll on the giant ice block called A68a.
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Humans waging 'suicidal war' on nature - UN chief Antonio Guterres

Wed, 2020-12-02 15:05
Secretary General Antonio Guterres says our "war" on the natural world will come back to haunt us.
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Small waters 'can help address biodiversity crisis'

Wed, 2020-12-02 10:44
Experts call for urgent action to protect England's smallest freshwater sites, from ponds to streams.
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Puerto Rico: Iconic Arecibo Observatory telescope collapses

Wed, 2020-12-02 04:03
The telescope was used in decades of astronomical discoveries and as a backdrop for Hollywood films.
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China's sample-return Moon mission touches down

Wed, 2020-12-02 01:29
The robotic Chang'e-5 mission makes a soft landing on the lunar nearside.
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Alok Sharma 'overloaded with day job' to juggle UN summit role

Tue, 2020-12-01 21:57
The business secretary is heading up next year's COP 26 climate summit alongside his cabinet role.
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UK climate targets too low, economists say

Tue, 2020-12-01 16:04
The prime minister's recent climate plan won’t do enough to curb UK emissions, an analysis says.
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Australian scientists map millions of galaxies with new telescope

Tue, 2020-12-01 12:02
A powerful telescope in Australia gives a glimpse of three million galaxies in record time.
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Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals 'within reach'

Tue, 2020-12-01 11:10
Moves by China, along with the election of Joe Biden, make temperature targets more achievable.
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Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high'

Tue, 2020-12-01 07:31
Destruction of the rainforest increased by 9.5% compared to the previous 12 months, new data shows.
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One of biology's biggest mysteries 'largely solved' by AI

Tue, 2020-12-01 01:35
The advance is expected to accelerate research into a host of human diseases, including Covid-19.
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Nemonte Nenquimo: The indigenous leader named 'environmental hero'

Mon, 2020-11-30 18:34
Nemonte Nenquimo is one of the six environmental leaders to be awarded this year's Goldman Prize.
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Could Cornwall see a Lithium-ion battery revolution?

Mon, 2020-11-30 16:13
British Lithium is prospecting in the county to find economically viable seams of the element.
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Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England's farming policy

Mon, 2020-11-30 11:43
The government says the post-Brexit plans for farm payments are the most significant for 50 years.
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Why 2020 has been good for England's beavers

Mon, 2020-11-30 10:34
Homes for these "ultimate environmental engineers" have been set up in enclosures across England.
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How green and profitable are e-scooters?

Sun, 2020-11-29 10:35
Wayne Ting, chief executive of e-scooter firm Lime, says there's room for improvement.
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Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

Sat, 2020-11-28 11:11
The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.
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