Venus: Will private firms win the race to the fiery planet?

With interest in the possibility of life at Venus, there's an imperative to get more spacecraft to the planet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: extraterrestrial-life

Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus?

Telescope observations spy a gas high in the atmosphere of Venus that on Earth is made by microbes.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: astronomy planets space-exploration extraterrestrial-life

Climate change: Warmth shatters section of Greenland ice shelf

A big chunk of ice breaks away from the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf - 79N, or Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: greenland-ice-loss

Give us green post-Covid recovery, urges CBI boss

The head of the industry body is urging government to create new green jobs to lift productivity.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Sept. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Coronavirus: Disposable masks 'causing enormous plastic waste'

The government is urged to do more to get people to wear reusable, washable face coverings.

By Justin Parkinson • bbcnews
Sept. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: environment recycling coronavirus-lockdown-measures personal-protective-equipment-ppe

Brian Cox and Adele's producer Paul Epworth discuss music and the cosmos

How do physics and space travel inspire musicians? Award-winning producer Paul Epworth finds out.

By Mark Savage • bbcnews
Sept. 12, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: music david-bowie

US wildfires fuelled by climate change, California governor says

The fires raging in three states show that the climate debate "is over", California's governor says.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: california-wildfires

Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

The naturalist looks at the fragile state of the natural world and how human activity drives extinction.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  conservation

Citizen science taps into public's love of trees

Research projects involving the public can raise awareness but are less useful for delivering hard data.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: trees ash-dieback

Pringles tube tries to wake from 'recycling nightmare'

Kellog redesigns the snackfood container that was dubbed the "number one villain" for recycling.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~3 min

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