BBC News - Science & Environment
UK 'likely' to host critical climate conference next year
The UK is in pole position to host next year's key climate meeting after agreeing a partnership with main rival Italy.
'Boaty McBoatface' maps deep ocean water
The intrepid submarine has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.
MPs call for end to 'throwaway clothes' era
A report by MPs urges the UK government to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions in the fashion supply chain.
Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'
Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.
Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan
Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.
Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans
Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.
'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet
UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.
Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead
Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.
The family-of-four living off-grid
Two former vets from Essex and their children are showing others how it is possible to live self-sufficiently.
Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.
Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab
Scientists destroy final UK laboratory samples of rinderpest, a highly contagious cattle disease.
Chinese tombs yield earliest evidence of cannabis use
Researchers uncover the earliest known evidence of cannabis use, from tombs in western China.
Pope warns oil bosses of climate threat
Oil company bosses have been rapped by the Pope for seeking more of the fossil fuels that are damaging the climate.
Bermuda land snail: An animal 'back from the dead'
A remarkable story of how a snail was rescued from the edge of extinction and returned to the wild.
Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge
Used for building homes on lochs, the artificial islands were previously thought to date from the Iron Age.
Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians
Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.
Greenpeace rig protest brought to an end
Police said nine people in total had been arrested in connection with the demonstration in the Cromarty Firth.
Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target
The UK will set a new legally binding target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Chandrayaan-2: India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission
If successful Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon.
Bowland hen harrier chicks give 'hope for future'
Chicks hatching for the second year on an estate is good news for the endangered species, the RSPB says.
Climate change: Should the UK's 2050 target be sooner?
The UK has promised a stricter emissions target by 2050, but some say it should be sooner.
Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a study.
Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine
The French were probably sipping wines we drink today 900 years ago, according to DNA from old grapes.
Scientists close in on hidden Scottish meteorite crater
Evidence points to a 1.2-billion-year-old impact structure lying hidden off Scotland's north-west coast.
Chester Zoo elephant calf's EEHV survival 'momentous'
The survival of a calf which had a "lethal" virus will help the global fight against it, a zoo says.
Female scientist's IVF contribution was 'unrecognised'
One of the fertility treatment's pioneers believed Jean Purdy made an equal contribution, letters reveal.
Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists
The US space agency says it will allow tourists to visit the station from 2020.
Using DNA to tailor medicine
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.
A bridge made of grass
The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.
Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail
The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.
Why is so much of the US under water?
America's heartland has faced months of record-breaking floods. Why is it so bad now and what's the impact?
The man who helped feed the world
The crops developed by Norman Borlaug have saved millions of people from starvation.
How to design a superfast car... in the real world
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green explains why the design of a superfast car can't just be done in a computer.
Aarey forest: The fight to save Mumbai's last 'green lung'
A forest that lies at the heart of India's bustling city is under threat, locals say.
A call to arms to fight the 'war on plastic'
BBC One presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates what we can all do to reduce our use of plastic.
How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies
Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?
The RAF weathermen who helped save D-Day
How an RAF squadron on a Scottish island helped to get weather data that saved the D-Day landings.
Everest deaths: Four reasons why this climbing season went wrong
Overcrowding is blamed for an increase in deaths on the world's highest peak, but other factors are at play.
The man who made Einstein world-famous
UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919.
Answering the biggest question on Mars
Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.
Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps
Wasps are seen as 'bothersome and pointless' and not given the attention they deserve - researchers.
Plastic straws: Which companies are banning them?
A guide to the shops, restaurants and businesses that are moving to ban plastic straws.
Climate change: Half world's biggest airlines don't offer carbon offsetting
Half the world's biggest airlines are not giving flyers the opportunity to offset the CO2 from their flights.
Snakebites: Like having my hand smashed by a hammer'
The bites are a "hidden" health crisis causing a death every four minutes, says World Health Organization
Faroe Islands 'close down' as tourists fly in to repair them
The Faroe Islands declared themselves shut down as foreign volunteers came to take part in sustainable tourism.
Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system
Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.
Plastic pollution: Bangor divers cleaning up the seabed
A group of divers are taking beach clean ups to the next level by diving for litter under water.
Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joins kids' plastic toy push
Actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, meets children who are upcycling their toys.
Baby long-eared owl Rusty learns to fly at botanic garden
Rusty is five weeks old and was born in captivity - so needs a little help to spread his wings.
Tracking the lives of some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.
Ten years into a unique scientific project monitoring the famous forest, what have researchers learned?