Why Bhutan's Sakteng wildlife sanctuary is disputed by China

Tiny Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours China and India vie for territory.

Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Elon Musk becomes world's second richest person

The tech billionaire overtakes Bill Gates after Tesla shares soar on S&P acceptance

Nov. 24, 2020 ~2 min

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Harrabin: Now will the Treasury go green?

As Boris Johnson is driving UK emissions down, is his chancellor preparing to drive them back up?

Nov. 24, 2020 ~3 min

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Charles Darwin: Notepads worth millions lost for 20 years

Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches.

Nov. 24, 2020 ~8 min

Biden cabinet: Inner circle get key posts as John Kerry named climate envoy

The former secretary of state is among the names announced for key roles in the new US administration.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Chinese spacecraft sets off on Moon sample quest

The robotic Chang'e-5 mission aims to return the first lunar rocks to Earth in more than 40 years.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Call for coronavirus screening at mink farms

Surveillance of farmed mink for coronavirus should be mandatory, says a top scientist.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~3 min

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Fur industry faces uncertain future due to Covid

Denmark's mass mink cull after a coronavirus outbreak at farms leaves the industry in the spotlight.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Climate change: Covid pandemic has little impact on rise in CO2

Despite the global lockdowns, overall greenhouse gas concentrations have continued to rise.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine shows 70% protection

The large-scale trial is both a triumph and a disappointment, after other groups had better results.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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