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Scientists get closer to solving mystery of antimatter

Thu, 2023-09-28 01:06
The elusive substance holds the key to discovering how the Universe was formed.
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Climate change: Six young people take 32 countries to court

Wed, 2023-09-27 10:53
They claim governments' slow action on climate change violates their human rights.
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Government to delay new environmental building rules

Wed, 2023-09-27 09:00
Environmentalists say delaying the implementation of new biodiversity rules is "a hammer blow for nature".
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Water firms forced to pay back customers for poor performance

Tue, 2023-09-26 18:01
Regulator Ofwat orders companies to return £114m to households by cutting bills after missing targets.
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Richest oil states should pay climate tax, says Gordon Brown

Mon, 2023-09-25 15:00
The former Labour PM wants the wealthiest oil producers to help poorer nations tackle climate change.
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The shadowy Chinese firm that owns chunks of Cambodia

Mon, 2023-09-25 09:32
It secured a deal to control a fifth of Cambodia's coastline - 15 years on, it has barely got started.
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Farmers turn to tech as bees struggle to pollinate

Mon, 2023-09-25 09:06
With bee populations struggling, mechanical pollination may be increasingly needed as a back-up.
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Net zero: Rishi Sunak 'destroying' UK green credibility, says Yanis Varoufakis

Sun, 2023-09-24 23:51
Laura Kuenssberg on Sunday guest Yanis Varoufakis attacked the PM's 'incompetence and cynicism'.
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Osiris-Rex: Nasa awaits fiery return of asteroid Bennu samples

Sun, 2023-09-24 09:16
A capsule carrying rocky debris from asteroid Bennu is about to streak through the sky above Utah.
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Osiris-Rex: Asteroid Bennu 'is a journey back to our origins'

Fri, 2023-09-22 12:27
A handful of dust from an asteroid streaming through space could tell Nasa how life on Earth began.
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Metal-mining pollution impacts 23 million people worldwide

Fri, 2023-09-22 04:00
They live on flood-plains contaminated by potentially harmful levels of toxic waste, research reveals.
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Get a grip on greener housebuilding and pollution rules, government told

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:06
A Lords committee warns that the government risks missing housebuilding and environmental targets.
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Rishi Sunak delays petrol car ban in major shift on green policies

Thu, 2023-09-21 14:34
The prime minister claims the changes will support "hard-pressed families" but opponents accuse him of "selling out".
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UK migratory birds 'in freefall' over climate change

Thu, 2023-09-21 12:27
Bird lovers will see a very different pattern of species in the future, scientists warn.
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Could Rishi Sunak's green review threaten UK net zero?

Thu, 2023-09-21 05:17
The prime minister has rolled back some net zero policies, but says he's still committed to targets.
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Half-million-year-old wooden structure unearthed in Zambia

Thu, 2023-09-21 01:10
Ancient timber preserved in a riverbed suggests humans were building wooden structures 500,000 years ago.
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Prince William warns against 'doom and gloom' in eco-debates

Wed, 2023-09-20 05:27
The Prince of Wales joins the global stage in New York as the Earthshot Prize finalists are revealed.
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Rishi Sunak considering weakening key green policies

Wed, 2023-09-20 03:00
Plans could include delaying a ban on sales of new petrol cars and the phasing out of gas boilers.
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Google DeepMind AI speeds up search for disease genes

Wed, 2023-09-20 00:30
Google DeepMind has used its technology to identify parts of human DNA that might cause diseases.
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Royal Society aims to boost number of black scientists

Tue, 2023-09-19 12:51
The Royal Society's scheme comes after black scientists tell the BBC they feel unsupported and overlooked.
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