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Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 17:01
A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

Climate change: Stalemate at UN talks as splits re-appear

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:58
Talks in Madrid enter their final day with serious divisions between large emitting countries and small island states

The place where dead eagles are given a new life

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:35
Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:33
Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.

Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:18
Denman Glacier reaches down to more than 3,500m below sea level. Only ocean trenches go deeper.

Minecraft diamond challenge leaves AI creators stumped

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 07:24
Humans usually take minutes to learn how to find diamonds in the game, but AI agents struggled.

Hendrix in the clear over parakeet release

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 07:02
Researchers say the rock star did not introduce the non-native species in Carnaby Street in the 60s.

Climate change: Anger as protesters barred from UN talks

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 23:48
Around 200 environmental campaigners are barred from climate talks after Greta Thunberg speaks.

Sulawesi art: Animal painting found in cave is 44,000 years old

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 23:20
Experts say the art, found in an Indonesian cave, could be the world's oldest recorded story.

A 'game changer' for cardboard box waste?

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 17:02
A factory in France is trialling a more efficient way of packaging orders, Emma Simpson reports.

Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 15:36
Tributes are paid to the "larger-than-life" TV broadcaster, scientist and conservationist.

Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year for 2019

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:18
The 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl has inspired a global movement to fight climate change.

Climate change: Methane pulse detected from South Sudan wetlands

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 04:46
Emissions from the region made a major contribution to global greenhouse gas levels in 2010-2016.

Greta Thunberg: 'Almost nothing is being done'

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 02:58
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has addressed the COP25 summit, criticising politicians and CEOs.

Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:27
Brazil, China, India and Saudi Arabia are criticised as anger grows at a UN climate change meeting.

Climate change: Greenland ice melt 'is accelerating'

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:03
The ice sheet's contribution to sea-level rise is now seven times what it was in the 1990s.

Seafloor scar of Bikini A-bomb test still visible

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 23:51
Seventy-three years after the first underwater nuclear explosion, scientists return to map the site.

Climate change: Amazon oil boom under fire at UN talks

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 17:50
Indigenous people come to COP25 to protest plans to expand oil production in the western Amazon.

Refugees at 'increased risk' from extreme weather

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 17:49
Climate change could make the problem worse, multiplying the misery for displaced people.

Grandmother killer whales boost survival of calves

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:51
The "grandmother effect" was even stronger with grandmothers that had gone through the menopause.