Coronavirus: Is India the next global hotspot?

India's confirmed cases are going up rapidly, but it's not all bad news.

By Aparna Alluri and Shadab Nazmi • bbcnews
yesterday ~9 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target

The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
yesterday ~3 min

Tags: cop26

Why are we 'milking' crabs for a coronavirus vaccine?

Horseshoe crab blood is used to help develop medicine, but some people want the practice stopped.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics genome archaeology colombia sailing french-polynesia

Coronavirus: WHO rethinking how Covid-19 spreads in air

The WHO has acknowledged there is evidence that Covid-19 can be spread by airborne particles.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports

A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.

By Charlotte Attwood • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  environment  china  senegal  shipping-industry  ghana

New government unit to take over Covid response

There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic nasa arctic space-exploration oceans european-space-agency earth-observation

Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: donald-trump canada united-states oil north-dakota

Siberian Arctic sees record average temperatures

The heat in June helped fan wildfires and released 59m tonnes of carbon dioxide, scientists say.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: climate-change

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