'Hero' of Paris climate agreement dies

Former Marshall Islands minister Tony De Brum, who played a key role in securing the Paris pact passes away aged 72.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 9:59 am

Australia Zoo asks public to name white koala joey

Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 6:35 am

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

Scientists create bacteria covered in tiny solar panels that generate a potential new fuel from the Sun.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 4:20 am

High view

BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 7:10 pm

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 6:13 pm

Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds

A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 2:45 pm

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 2:22 pm

Solar eclipse: Watch it happen

The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 12:48 pm

RRS Sir David Attenborough's stern on the move

A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 4:58 am

The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom

In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 5:23 am

How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe Islands

Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 9:38 pm

Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:27 pm

The algae that terraformed Earth

A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 5:02 am

Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey

Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.

Posted on: 16 August 2017 | 6:07 pm

Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress

Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.

Posted on: 16 August 2017 | 6:04 pm

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.

Posted on: 16 August 2017 | 6:01 pm

Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light

Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray

Posted on: 16 August 2017 | 4:57 am

'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved

A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.

Posted on: 15 August 2017 | 7:26 pm

Scientists discover a new flower of Shetland

The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.

Posted on: 15 August 2017 | 7:08 pm

'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum

Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.

Posted on: 15 August 2017 | 5:57 am

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Posted on: 15 August 2017 | 4:14 am

Majestic archipelago

The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.

Posted on: 14 August 2017 | 6:56 pm

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.

Posted on: 14 August 2017 | 6:08 pm

Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled

A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.

Posted on: 14 August 2017 | 6:55 am

Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere

Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.

Posted on: 14 August 2017 | 2:34 am