Leaf blowers fatal to declining insects, Germans warned

The government says leaf blowers are "fatal to insects", which are in dramatic decline in Germany.

BBC Science News | Nov. 15, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment germany insects

'Alarm' over winter flood prospects in England

The Environment Agency is worried about further flooding this winter after near-record rainfall.

By Matt McGrath | Nov. 15, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: environment-agency floods evesham

Fracking: Have the Conservatives left open the back door?

The Conservatives are accused of harbouring ambitions to revive fracking after the general election.

By Roger Harrabin | Nov. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment fracking-in-the-uk fracking

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

By Helen Briggs | Nov. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment fish oceans plastic-pollution marine-biology plastic

Climate change: Airlines accused of 'putting profit before planet'

A British Airways insider says the industry deliberately fills planes with extra fuel to save costs.

By Justin Rowlatt | Nov. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: air-pollution environment british-airways

Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.

By Laurence Peter | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: italy environment switzerland france conservation alps

Teabags: Is there plastic in yours?

Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.

By Katie Wright | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~10 mins   

Tags: environment plastic-pollution plastic

Brazil oil spill: Greek-flagged tanker believed to be source

The spill has stained 2,500km (1,553 miles) of coastline, affecting marine life and beaches.

BBC Science News | Nov. 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment brazil oil greece venezuela

Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'

Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.

By Roger Harrabin | Nov. 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~10 mins   

Tags: environment agriculture

'Green gold' tree offers Brazil deforestation hope

Trees that help keep soils fertile could slow deforestation in Brazil's "arc of destruction".

By Mark Kinver | Oct. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: environment brazil trees deforestation-of-the-amazon-rainforest

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