The water-saving device wasting billions of litres every week

Low flush toilets often waste more water than they save due to poor engineering and confusing buttons.

By Tom Heap • bbcnews
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: environment water toilets thames-water

Sir David Attenborough warns world leaders over extinction crisis

The naturalist uses a UN event to call on world leaders to do more to protect nature.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
yesterday ~6 min

Maple trees offer most protection from harmful UV

A species of maple tree gives the best protection from damaging sunlight, a study suggests.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
yesterday ~5 min

Boris Johnson promises to protect 30% of UK's land by 2030

Countries must act now to reverse biodiversity loss, Boris Johnson will tell a UN event later.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 27, 2020 ~4 min

Brain-eating microbe: US city warned over water supply

People in Lake Jackson, Texas, are urged to take precautionary measures amid contamination concerns.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags:  water  texas

What's in Boris Johnson's climate in tray?

The PM promises he won't be caught "lagging" on green polices.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Sept. 26, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: climate-change

Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?

The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

By Rachel Schraer • bbcnews
Sept. 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Sir David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's Instagram record

The broadcaster gains a million followers within five hours of joining the platform.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: social-media environment instagram david-attenborough

California wildfire trend 'driven by climate'

Global warming is behind the scale and impact of recent wildfires in the western US, scientists say.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: amazon-fires

How lockdown birds sang to a different tune

It's official, bird song did sound different during lockdown, according to a scientific study.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment birds wildlife

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