Harvesting fertiliser from ‘bionic’ leaves

16 April, 2017 – Scientists working on artificial photosynthesis have adapted their “bionic leaf” so it can turn sunlight, water and air into fertiliser.

New era

A new era dawns and it won’t be human-friendly

31 March, 2017 – Human mistreatment of the planet is ushering in another era and it is not going to be pleasant, according to Clive Hamilton’s lastest book.

Azerbaijan flag gas pipelines

Human rights row threatens gas pipelines

23 March, 2017 – Campaigners are calling for European banks to pull the plug on the controversial Southern Gas Corridor project due to Azerbaijan’s human rights record.

Trump climate change

US budget broadside on climate change

21 March, 2017 – Donald Trump’s proposed budget for next year would devastate science programmes aimed at combating the impacts of climate change.

Human impact on Amazon is nothing new

8 March, 2017 – New studies show the effect of climate change on fish in the Amazon, and find evidence that human impact on the rainforest goes back thousands of years.

Spring blossom

Spring moving forward at record rate

1 March, 2017 – The northern hemisphere is experiencing a much earlier spring due to global warming, causing problems for plants and wildlife as the natural cycle goes out of sync.

Climate’s muted wildlife extinction threat

19 February, 2017 – Biologists warn that the effects of climate change on wild creatures are creating a much greater extinction threat than policymakers realise.

Chile fires

Forest fires cause national emergency in Chile

3 February, 2017 – Almost a quarter of a million square miles of forest have been destroyed as fires rage out of control across central and southern Chile.

Less mild weather ahead as world warms

30 January, 2017 – The warming atmosphere will mean a rise in mild weather for parts of the US, scientists find, but a gradual global drop.


Cold war spurred Arctic climate research

28 January, 2017 – Western post-war scientific studies in the Arctic were primarily driven by military concerns about Soviet activities in the region.

May urged to melt Trump’s climate doubts

27 January, 2017 – A British scientist says the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, should try to dispel Donald Trump’s climate doubts at their meeting today.