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Japan joins Moon race with successful rocket launch

Thu, 2023-09-07 14:18
If all goes well, the lunar lander that the rocket is carrying will attempt a Moon landing in February.
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Hurricane Lee could become 'extremely dangerous'

Thu, 2023-09-07 11:30
It is still too early to determine whether the Atlantic storm might make landfall in the US.
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Why Vancouver is letting go of green lawns

Thu, 2023-09-07 10:18
The Canadian city is choosing sustainability over aesthetics as it deals with a severe drought.
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Thousands of Canadian wildfire evacuees allowed home

Thu, 2023-09-07 09:40
Yellowknife's mayor cautioned returning residents that the city "will look a little bit different".
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Biden cancels Trump drilling leases in Alaska's largest wildlife refuge

Thu, 2023-09-07 08:50
But Mr Biden has not reversed his recent approval of an $8bn drilling project in the same region.
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Africa proposes global carbon taxes to fight climate change

Thu, 2023-09-07 03:25
Despite suffering some of the worst impacts of climate change, the continent only gets 12% of financing.
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Experts warn RAAC concrete affects thousands of UK buildings

Thu, 2023-09-07 03:00
Tens of thousands of UK buildings should be safety checked because of RAAC concrete, experts warn.
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UK expected to re-join Horizon science scheme

Thu, 2023-09-07 01:45
An announcement is likely soon on the UK becoming a fully-fledged member of the multi-billion euro programme.
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Chandrayaan-3: Nasa's lunar orbiter photographs India's Moon lander Vikram

Wed, 2023-09-06 15:28
Nasa said its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took the image four days after India's historic Moon landing.
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Claude the koala unmasked as prolific plant thief in Australia

Wed, 2023-09-06 13:07
It ate thousands of seedlings that had been earmarked to help boost Australian koala habitat.
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Kenya's Lake Baringo: Surviving hippo and crocodile attacks

Wed, 2023-09-06 10:58
Residents say that with Lake Baringo getting bigger they are at greater risk of attack.
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Brazilian state reels after its worst cyclone disaster

Wed, 2023-09-06 09:56
At least 21 people die in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, with more flooding expected.
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Sand dredging devastating ocean floor, UN warns

Wed, 2023-09-06 07:17
Around six billion tonnes of sand is dredged from the world's oceans every year, a new report says.
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Greece: Skiathos and Volos hit by flash floods

Wed, 2023-09-06 06:47
One person has died in Greece after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in parts of the country.
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MPs call for investigation after BBC News report on sewage

Wed, 2023-09-06 02:18
Opposition MPs and campaigners share "horror" at potential sewage spills on dry days uncovered by BBC News.
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Water firms illegally spilled sewage on dry days - data suggests

Tue, 2023-09-05 11:33
Three major companies released sewage on dry days in breach of their permits - BBC investigation.
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Peregrine Falcon image wins bird photo award

Tue, 2023-09-05 10:49
A selection of the winning images from the 2023 Bird Photographer of the Year award.
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UK bees in danger as Asian hornet sightings rise

Mon, 2023-09-04 22:02
The invasive insect threatens to get a foothold, with nests found in East Sussex, Kent, Devon and Dorset.
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Chandrayaan-3: Isro puts India's Moon lander and rover in 'sleep mode'

Mon, 2023-09-04 21:02
It is hoped the Vikram lander and Pragyaan rover will reawaken when the next lunar day starts.
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Aditya-L1: India successfully launches its first mission to the Sun

Sat, 2023-09-02 17:43
Aditya-L1 will carry out scientific studies of the Sun from a vantage point 1.5 million km above Earth.
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