Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned

The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
July 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment wildlife boris-johnson newts

Washing machines' microplastic filters 'untested'

Filters can cut ocean-bound microplastics from washing machines, but more tests are needed, study finds.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
June 27, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment plastic plastic-pollution

Wildlife scientists examine the great 'human pause'

Tracking wildlife before, during and after lockdown will aim to analyse the slowdown in human activity.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
June 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment nature wildlife coronavirus-lockdown-measures

Garden villages locking-in car dependency, says report

A group promoting alternatives to the car said one garden village could be seven miles from a shop.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment transport housing commuting motoring

Russian Arctic oil spill pollutes big lake near Norilsk

There is a risk that tonnes of diesel oil could drift from the lake to the Arctic Ocean.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment pollution arctic russia

Coronavirus lockdown wildlife recordings appeal

Scientists want people to send them recordings of their wildlife experiences under the lockdown.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
June 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  environment  wildlife

Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russia's President Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leak into a river.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment arctic russia oil siberia vladimir-putin

'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 26, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity wildlife-conservation

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: environment pollution wildlife plastic plastic-pollution

'Golden tongue' helps ensure maple syrup quality

Scientists use the precious element to grade the quality of the natural sweetener.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
May 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: environment food botany

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