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Compassionate conservation is ‘seriously flawed’

Image caption Should brown rats be allowed to breed and multiply without their numbers being controlled?The idea that you cannot kill any animal is...

Meet the Arctic farmer hoping to make his town more sustainable

Meet the man growing vegetables in the most northerly human settlement on Earth. The Arctic town of Longyearbyen is a hostile natural environment for plants,...

Proposal to spend 25% of EU budget on climate change

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Schoolchildren have been protesting climate change inaction in recent months across EuropeEight European countries have called for an ambitious strategy...

Cambridge science history museum reopens after renovation

Image copyright Whipple Museum Image caption The six-planet "grand orrery" forms the centrepiece of the museum's main galleryA museum charting the history of science through...

Small tyrannosaur ‘was cousin of T. rex’

Image copyright VIRGINIA TECH/A.ATUCHIN Image caption An artist's impression of what Suski might have looked likeScientists have described a diminutive new tyrannosaur from New Mexico,...

Autonomous boat makes oyster run

Image copyright SEA-KIT International Ltd Image caption The boat arrived at the Belgian port early on TuesdayIn a sign of things to come, an autonomous...

The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest

Image caption Sergeant Vadim, 31, leads a recce of the forest looking for illegal gold minersFrench Guiana, a small French overseas territory on the...

US climate objections sink Arctic Council accord in Finland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ilulissat, Greenland: International competition for Arctic resources is intensifyingUS objections to wording on climate change prevented Arctic nations signing...

Israel probes Golan Heights mass vulture poisoning

Image copyright Israel Nature and Parks Authority Image caption Israeli officials say the deaths have devastated the vulture populationEight vultures on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights...

Brazil’s Vale warns another mining dam at risk of collapse

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrazil's mining dams: A disaster waiting to happen?Brazil's mining firm Vale has warned that another dam...
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