environment

Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 201...

Twenty-sixteen saw a "dramatic" decline in the number of coal-fired power stations in pre-construction globally.

Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to prot...

An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching has been given a ...

B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollutio...

B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests.


science

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines

Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time, in the Philippines.

Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact

An industrial-scale experiment in a Staffordshire forest will help fill gaps in knowledge about climate change.

Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science

You put on your shoes, tie them as firmly as possible, but soon after the laces come undone.