Fur seals feel climate impacts
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:52:50 GMT
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:21:46 GMT
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
EU sets 30% energy savings target
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:52:08 GMT
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to Commission.
Bats 'fly by polarised light'
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:43:17 GMT
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.
Deep sea mining licences issued
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:23 GMT
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.
Quarantine over China plague death
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:47:27 GMT
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
Three person IVF plans 'progress'
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:35:39 GMT
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
Beef's greater environment burden
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:08:53 GMT
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.
Kepler sees world with distant orbit
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:04:54 GMT
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.