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Last updated on  August 23rd, 2017
'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight: Click here
Scientists create bacteria covered in tiny solar panels that generate a potential new fuel from the Sun.
'Hero' of Paris climate agreement dies: Click here
Former Marshall Islands minister Tony De Brum, who played a key role in securing the Paris pact passes away aged 72.
Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular: Click here
Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.
RRS Sir David Attenborough's stern on the move: Click here
A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.
Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins: Click here
Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.
The algae that terraformed Earth: Click here
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.
Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress: Click here
Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.
Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped': Click here
UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.
Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey: Click here
Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.
'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved: Click here
A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.
'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum: Click here
Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.
Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine: Click here
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.
Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light: Click here
Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray
Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle: Click here
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.
Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere: Click here
Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.
Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled: Click here
A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.
Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters: Click here
Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.
Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims: Click here
Scientists respond furiously to claims about climate change made in a BBC radio interview.
'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK: Click here
A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.
GM pigs take step to being organ donors: Click here
Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.
Giant dinosaur slims down... a bit: Click here
Scientists revise their estimate of the bulk of a colossal titanosaur, but not by much.
Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods: Click here
In different parts of Europe, rivers are flooding earlier or later because of rising temperatures, say scientists.
Exposure to oil sends birds off course: Click here
Even light exposure to oil from disasters like the Deep Water Horizon oil spill makes flying more difficult for birds.
Cannibals engraved bones of the dead: Click here
The prehistoric cannibals of southern England marked up the bones of the people they ate.
'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat: Click here
New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet.
First 'winged' mammals flew over dinosaurs: Click here
Fossils of the first "winged" mammals, from 160 million years ago, are discovered in China.
Penguin feathers record migration route: Click here
Scientists study the chemistry of penguin plumage to track the birds' movements.
Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe: Click here
One day, the immunotherapy could free patients from daily insulin injections.
'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord: Click here
There are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.
Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39: Click here
Chantek could also clean his room, make and use tools and learn the route to a restaurant.
Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets: Click here
A rash of new incinerators could make it impossible for the UK to meet future recycling targets.
New grass snake identified in the UK: Click here
There are now four species of wild snake native to the UK, not three as scientists first thought.
Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100: Click here
Weather-related deaths could surge by 2100 if nothing is done to curb climate change, scientists say.
Emojis help software spot emotion and sarcasm: Click here
The algorithm learned to recognise sarcasm, allowing it to spot hate speech faster than humans.
Fewer cars not cleaner ones key to tackling air quality: Click here
Plans to promote electric vehicles in the UK are not enough tackle air pollution says leading adviser.
Australia Zoo asks public to name white koala joey: Click here
Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.
Solar eclipse: Watch it happen: Click here
The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.
Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds: Click here
A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.
How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe Islands: Click here
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.
The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom: Click here
In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.
Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs: Click here
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.
Scientists discover a new flower of Shetland: Click here
The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.
James Webb: Telescope's giant origami shield takes shape: Click here
The size of a tennis court, it will shield the vision of the biggest space telescope ever built.
Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again: Click here
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.
High view: Click here
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.
Majestic archipelago: Click here
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.
Not just stars: Click here
The shortlisted images in this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year have now been selected.
Summer song: Click here
How field crickets are being brought back from the brink of extinction by a unique conservation project.
Newquay is go!: Click here
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.
Zoo keepers: Click here
Galaxy Zoo is one of the most successful citizen science projects ever conceived. We look back at what it's achieved over 10 years.
Fusion wait: Click here
We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced.
Sprouting wings: Click here
We're all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a "flying ant day"?
'Beam me up, Scotty': Click here
Chinese scientists have "teleported" a photon particle to a satellite - could humans be next?
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