North Sea oil firm accused of profiting from deadly industry

Two oil rigs which had been owned by Diamond Offshore ended up being scrapped on a beach in India.

By Mark Daly
March 16, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: environment shipping-industry

Plastic pollution: Snowdon research is a 'wake-up call'

Scientists say pollution on the highest mountain in England and Wales must prompt action.

By Matt Lloyd
March 1, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: brecon-beacons environment water-pollution bangor-university pollution peak-district ocean-pollution plastic-pollution snowdon criccieth plastic

Red squirrels sniff out danger better than greys

A native predator of the red squirrel seems to be an unlikely ally in its battle with its grey rival.

BBC Science News
Feb. 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins

Tags: wildlife environment conservation

Extinction: Meet the new poster animals of conservation

Scientists say charismatic but lesser-known "flagship species" are key to raising money for conservation.

By Helen Briggs
Feb. 24, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: environment biodiversity conservation

German firms Bayer and BASF fight $265m US fine over weedkiller

Bayer and BASF are told to pay huge damages to a Missouri peach-grower.

BBC Science News
Feb. 17, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins

Tags: environment germany chemistry missouri united-states agriculture

Everest: Top Sherpas slam Nepal's plan to clean rubbish from mountain

The government wants to collect 35,000kg of waste - along with bodies - from six Himalayan peaks.

By Surendra Phuyal
Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: environment nepal mount-everest

Fireflies face extinction risk - and tourists are partly to blame

Tourists love the sight of fireflies glowing at night but it can kill the insects, scientists say.

By Georgina Rannard
Feb. 7, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins

Tags: environment thailand travel-leisure-industry mexico eco-tourism insects tourism conservation social-media

Buses: Government unveils £50m plan to create first all-electric bus town

Local authorities can bid for the money to pay for a new fleet of up to 200 electric buses.

BBC Science News
Feb. 6, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: environment bus-travel transport

Rules around human waste in farming are 'out of date'

Sewage used as fertiliser could harm agricultural land, says a report for the Environment Agency.

By Ben Robinson and Claire Bolderson
Feb. 4, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: environment pollution uk-farming

Bill proposes ban on plastic waste exports

Plastic waste exports to developing countries to be banned or restricted under new law.

By Roger Harrabin
Jan. 30, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins

Tags: environment plastic-pollution

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