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Barometric pressure in London ‘highest in 300 years’ at least

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent Image copyright ReutersThe weather forecasters have just given us an impressive display of their skill by predicting the...

Human impact on nature ‘dates back millions of years’

Image copyright Mauricio Antón Image caption Early human ancestors could have stolen food from other animalsThe impact of humans on nature has been far greater...

Malaysia returns 42 containers of ‘illegal’ plastic waste to UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption Malaysia's environment minister Yeo Bee Yin (second left) inspects a container of plastic wasteMalaysia is returning 42 shipping containers of...

Is China addicted to coal?

China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green. It currently uses about as much coal...

SpaceX completes emergency crew capsule escape

Image copyright ReutersSpaceX has conducted a test of the abort manoeuvre it would use if one of its crew-carrying rockets ever developed a problem...

SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

Image copyright SPACEX Image caption Artwork: Powerful thrusters should push the Dragon capsule clear of the rocketAmerica aims to take another step on Saturday towards...

‘Resistant’ trees planted in Hampshire in ash dieback fight

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Ash dieback has devastated trees across EuropeA planting scheme has begun to grow trees that it is hoped...

Dinosaur extinction: ‘Asteroid strike was real culprit’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf Paul Wilson: "The impact event is exactly contemporaneous with the extinction"Was it the asteroid or...

Australia fires: ‘Apocalypse’ comes to Kangaroo Island

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rescuers have scoured fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island for surviving wildlifeKangaroo Island in South Australia has been likened to a Noah's...

Climate change: Citizens’ jury prepares to tackle climate change

Image copyright AFPShould aviation be taxed more? Should SUVs be banned? Should wind power be subsidised by taxpayers? These are some of the climate change-related...
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