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Australia’s solar challenge begins

Solar-powered cars from more than 30 countries around the world have begun a biennial 3,000km (1,865-mile) race from Darwin to Adelaide, north to south across the centre of Australia. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the competition. Australia’s solar challenge begins

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tiny elephants carved from ivory are the type of product that would be banned under the proposals The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a consultation to end […]

Australia’s solar challenge begins

Solar-powered cars from more than 30 countries around the world have begun a biannual 3,000km (1,865-mile) race from Darwin to Adelaide, north to south across the centre of Australia. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the competition. Australia’s solar challenge begins

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tiny elephants carved from ivory are the type of product that would be banned under the proposals The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a consultation to end […]

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tiny elephants carved from ivory are the type of product that would be banned under the proposals The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a consultation to end […]

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tiny elephants carved from ivory are the type of product that would be banned under the proposals The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a consultation to end […]

Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples

Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples

Image copyright Simon Rowell Image caption Three quarters of the honey samples in this study showed traces of neonicotinoids A new study has found traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world. The scientists say that the levels of the widely used pesticide are far below the maximum permitted levels […]

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Image copyright NWS Image caption Birds (left) leave a different radar signature to butterflies A colourful, shimmering spectacle detected by satellites over the US state of Colorado has been identified as swarms of migrating butterflies. Scientists at the National Weather Service (NWS) first mistook the orange radar blob for birds and had asked the public […]

Government ‘failed to clean up air’

Government ‘failed to clean up air’

Image copyright Getty Images New figures show the UK government failed to reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the 18 months after a court ordered it to clean up the air. At the end of 2016, the UK still had the same number of zones with illegal air pollution as in 2015. That’s despite […]

Einstein’s waves win Nobel Prize in physics

Einstein’s waves win Nobel Prize in physics

Image copyright PA Image caption Weiss (L) takes half the prize; Thorne (C) and Barish (R) share the other half The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves. Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the nine million kronor (£831,000) prize. The […]