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 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

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

Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram to warn 'the world is in trouble'

The broadcaster gained more than 200,000 followers within an hour of posting his first video.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment instagram david-attenborough

Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation'

One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity trees botany wildlife

Plastic pollution: Washed clothing's synthetic mountain of 'fluff'

Scientists calculate how many tiny fibres our polyester and nylon garments lose in the wash.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: environment plastic-pollution

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

UK 'operates double standards' on banned pesticides

More than 32,000 tonnes of the chemicals were approved for export by the UK in 2018, says Greenpeace.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment pesticides

Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity extinction animals wildlife wildlife-conservation amphibians

The search engine boss who wants to help us all plant trees

Christian Kroll is the boss of Ecosia, which donates 80% of its profits to tree-planting projects.

By Suzanne Bearne • bbcnews
Aug. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: environment berlin germany tree-planting entrepreneurship

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