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Paris climate aim 'still achievable'
The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.
Size matters when it comes to extinction risk
The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.
Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery
Rhino horn is being processed into bangles, beads and bracelets, a charity's investigation reveals.
Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'
The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".
Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in acco
Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.
Cassini: Probe incinerates on entry to Saturn
The US-led Cassini space probe reaches a spectacular climax, burning up in Saturn's atmosphere.
Orchid gives up the secrets of its success
Science is laying bare the secrets of orchids, one of the biggest families of flowering plant.
Why are there so many berries this year?
Berries are appearing early this year - and promise to last much longer than usual, according to experts.
Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.
Badger culling gets go-ahead in 11 new areas of En
A vaccination programme to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis is also restarting.
Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wal
The RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.
Tackling the canine obesity crisis
Why, in the mission to improve the health of man's best friend, scientists say greedy Labradors are at the head of the pack.
Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'
Researchers and LGBT groups clash over facial recognition tech that supposedly spots gay people.
Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear
Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.
Bats 'tricked' into flying into buildings
Scientists warn of potential hazards from modern structures with large expanses of glass or mirrors.
Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring'
A door-opening method that involves using the "wrong" hand should be taught to drivers, groups say.
'No fire risk' with new lithium batteries
Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists.
Science debate: Should we embrace an enhanced futu
Scientists ask whether everyone should have the right to become a "transhumanist" by modifying our bodies with technology.
Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves
Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica's ice, according to a study.
Horsey seal injured by flying ring 'making recover
Volunteers came to the aid of a seal after its neck was trapped within a plastic flying ring.
The man trying to save bats' lives
Meet Dr Matt Zeale who is leading a team of conservationists tracking the rare barbastrelle bat.
Henry the hippo reunites with his baby Fiona
A happy ending for a family of hippos.
Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch
She survived a 16km (10-mile) car journey, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive near Adelaide.
'Long live Cassini': Nasa scientists say farewell
The chief scientists who worked on the spacecraft react after it plunged into Saturnís atmosphere.
Cassini: Saturn 'death dive' spacecraft in numbers
Cassini's about to crash into Saturn, but here's what it's achieved over the last two decades.
Swansea Uni study: African wild dogs 'sneeze to vo
The animals hold "social rallies" and choose when to hunt via a sneezing ballot, a study finds.
Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight
A photographer settles a legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph.
Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.
Outwitted
How tiny creatures with small brains outwit us so easily.
Down on the body farm
Would British forensic science benefit from having its own outdoor laboratory to study human decomposition?
Life after Earth
In September 1991, eight scientists sealed themselves inside a giant greenhouse for two years. Linda Leigh was one of them.
Flood capital
The reasons why the fourth-largest city in the US has become its flood capital.
Poisonous progress
The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.
Terraforming Earth
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.
Alps melting?
A huge rockfall in Val Bondasca raises questions about how climate change is affecting the Alps.
High view
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.
Majestic archipelago
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.
Not just stars
The shortlisted images in this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year have now been selected.


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