A member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) prepares insecticide for use

Insecticides 'are poisoning world food supplies'

Briefing Tue 24 Jun, AT 11:24

Scientists say common pesticides are damaging the soil, air and water

The view of Earth in handout image provided by NASA

Earth 'on brink of mass extinction event'

One-Minute Read Fri 20 Jun, AT 10:03

Deforestation and climate change drive extinction rates to 1,000 times their normal level

Australian mulga snake

Venomous snake 'bites people while they sleep'

One-Minute Read Wed 30 Apr, AT 15:43

Researchers are puzzled by the aggressive – and unusual – behaviour of Australian mulga snake

Maltese bird hunters complain to police over Chris Packham 'defamation'

One-Minute Read Sun 27 Apr, AT 10:32

BBC wildlife presenter questioned by police in Malta over his documentary on 'senseless slaughter' of birds

Artist's impression of the Icebreaker UK Polar Research Ship

British polar scientists to get new £200m icebreaker ship

One-Minute Read Fri 25 Apr, AT 14:24

Government to commission world-leading research ship for Antarctic and Arctic scientific research

Climate scientists call for trebling of green energy

One-Minute Read Sun 13 Apr, AT 10:32

Catastrophic climate change can only be averted if we adopt nuclear, wind and solar power in a big way, says UN

Air Pollution over London's skyline

Air pollution: Saharan dust brings dangerous smog to UK

Briefing Wed 2 Apr, AT 11:26

People with heart and lung problems warned to take extra care as air pollution levels top the scale

MET Office Imaging Systems

How long-range weather forecasts can boost the economy

One-Minute Read Wed 2 Apr, AT 10:25

British scientists crack formula to develop world's best long-term weather forecast model

IPCC report: 'no one will be untouched by climate change'

Briefing Mon 31 Mar, AT 09:40

UN panel publishes most comprehensive climate change study yet, but will it prove controversial?

Danish zoo that culled giraffe Marius kills four healthy lions

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Mar, AT 11:13

Danish zookeepers say four lions had to be killed to make way for a new young male lion

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