Pollution: Birds 'ingesting hundreds of bits of plastic a day'

Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: wildlife environment pollution plastic-pollution plastic

Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature

Scientists call for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
May 21, 2020 ~3 min

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Nature: Bumblebees' 'clever trick' fools plants into flowering

Scientists discover a new behaviour among bumblebees that tricks plants into flowering early.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change

Astronauts arrive at Kennedy for historic launch

Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~2 min

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit hopes for rocket flight this weekend

UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space-exploration newquay california richard-branson

Nasa: Doug Loverro steps down days before crewed launch

Doug Loverro steps down the week before the US's first crewed launch in almost a decade.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: spacex international-space-station united-states space-exploration nasa

Antarctic algal blooms: 'Green snow' mapped from space

UK scientists create the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change

Social distancing: When extreme weather and coronavirus collide

People displaced by extreme weather are forced to break Covid-19 social distancing safety guidelines.

By Navin Singh Khadka • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~6 min

Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed

A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Megaraptor: Fossils of 10m-long dinosaur found in Argentina

Palaeontologists say the remains date back 70 million years, close to the end of the dinosaurs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 19, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: fossils palaeontology dinosaurs argentina

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