Efforts to boost elephant protection fails at Cites
03 Oct 2016 4:02:23
Attempts to give the maximum level of international protection to all African elephants have foundered at a key species conference in Johannesburg.
Medicine Nobel for cell recycling work
03 Oct 2016 0:55:49
The 2016 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for discoveries about the secrets of how cells can remain healthy by recycling waste.
'Flying ivory' hornbill bird gains extra protection
03 Oct 2016 7:43:21
An Asian bird species under threat for it's ivory-like "helmet" has gained extra protection at the Cites conference in Johannesburg.
Butterfly photobombs koala film shoot at Australia zoo
03 Oct 2016 5:10:06
A butterfly struck up an unlikely friendship with a koala joey at Symbio Wildlife Park in New South Wales, Australia, with adorable results.
Call to close ivory markets agreed at Cites conference
02 Oct 2016 5:35:31
Delegates at a UN wildlife conference in South Africa endorse calls for the closure of all domestic ivory markets.
Coronal loops arch above the Sun in Nasa images
02 Oct 2016 8:22:07
Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures a magnificent display of coronal loops above an area with strong magnetic fields.
Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list
01 Oct 2016 3:11:03
Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii are the first bees to be added to the US list of endangered species.
Cheetah trade: Nations to suppress social media enticement
01 Oct 2016 8:49:49
Arab nations join forces with African countries in a bid to suppress the illegal live trade in cheetahs, with a special focus on social media.
Rosetta: Mission control confirms probe has 'crash landed'
30 Sep 2016 3:25:10
Mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, react to confirmation that the Rosetta probe has ended its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object's surface.
Rosetta mission: 'Really sad, but the legacy lives on'
30 Sep 2016 3:15:43
Professor Monica Grady of the Open University gives her reaction to the Rosetta probe crash landing into the comet it has been studying for two years.
Rosetta: British scientists and role of UK Space Agency
30 Sep 2016 3:14:15
Where now for British scientists and plans to explore the galaxy?
Rosetta mission ends in comet collision
30 Sep 2016 1:24:24
Europe’s Rosetta probe ends its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object’s surface.
Safeguard dolphins, government urged
30 Sep 2016 2:09:17
Safeguards to the UK's domestic marine life should be as strong as they are around Britain’s overseas territories, conservationists say.
On board plane flying through the jet stream
29 Sep 2016 1:36:30
Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.
Rosetta spacecraft's crash landing explained
29 Sep 2016 1:04:29
The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing.
New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade
29 Sep 2016 8:39:47
A new database suggests a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes including orangutans, chimpanzees and gorilllas.
Rosetta probe heads for comet crash
29 Sep 2016 7:27:58
The audacious Rosetta mission has been commanded to its investigation of Comet 67P by crashing into the 4km-wide ball of ice and dust.
Strange reptile fossil puzzles scientists
29 Sep 2016 6:48:27
A reptile that lived 200 million years ago is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world.
EU Commission sues UK over harbour porpoise protection
29 Sep 2016 6:39:41
The European Commission takes the UK to court for failure to allocate safe marine areas for harbour porpoises.
Young people urged for park-life views
29 Sep 2016 1:56:50
A campaign is urging young people to share their thoughts and ideas via social media on the future of the UK's parks and open spaces.
Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger
29 Sep 2016 2:25:57
Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.
New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal
28 Sep 2016 4:53:45
A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Grass food crops facing climate change challenge
28 Sep 2016 2:28:16
Projected climate change is set to happen too quickly for grass species, including major food crops, to adapt to the new conditions, a study suggests.
Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys expected
28 Sep 2016 8:25:57
Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque is likely to gain the highest level of protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Garden ponds 'playing role' in frog disease spread
27 Sep 2016 3:45:36
Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.