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Hurricane Ian forces Nasa to shelter Artemis Moon rocket

The Artemis-I vehicle will be pulled off the launch pad in Florida to protect it from storm forces.

Government review of ELMS farming subsidies stokes anger

A major overhaul of farm subsidies that would pay public funds for environmental work is in doubt.

German government sued over toxic air pollution

The people involved say their country is not protecting their right to breathe clean and healthy air.

How King Charles helped save British farmhouse cheese

The new king helped drive a renaissance in British cheesemaking when the industry was in crisis 30 years ago.

Would more UK gas actually bring down prices?

The government is committed to extracting more oil and gas in the North Sea.

Climate change risk to coastal castles - English Heritage

Rising sea levels are threatening ancient castles and forts at an accelerating rate, says English Heritage.

Climate change: Spike in Amazon emissions linked to law enforcement

Scientists say a huge increase in deforestation in the Amazon is linked to lax law enforcement.

Fracking ban lifted, government announces

Scientific review into fracking concludes there is still a limited understanding of impacts.

Rural areas hit harder by cost-of-living crisis, study finds

People living in the countryside face higher costs than those in urban areas, a new report finds.

School uniforms in N America linked to PFAS "forever chemicals"

A study of school uniforms in the US and Canada shows high levels of chemical substances linked to health issues.

Prince William 'comforted' by support for his environmental work

He praised the passion of people supporting the Earthshot environmental prize he helped set up.

HS2 wins route-length High Court injunction

A judge grants an 'extensive' injunction in order to prevent access without permission to HS2 land or disruption taking place to its construction.

Firms join forces to combat racism in chemistry

Leading firms launch a scheme to help black and minority ethnic students get jobs as chemistry researchers.

UN chief: 'Tax fossil fuel profits for climate damage'

Tax fossil fuel companies' profits to pay for the damage done by climate change, says UN Secretary General.

Climate change: Pakistan floods 'likely' made worse by warming

Emissions from human activities played a role in the recent floods that have brought devastation to Pakistan.

Charles will not cool on climate action, say friends

The new monarch’s views on environmental issues are well known but will they influence his reign?

Switching to renewable energy could save trillions - study

New report says falling cost of renewable energy makes switch from fossil fuels cheapest option.

How Pakistan floods are linked to climate change

Pakistan's geography - and its immense glaciers - make it vulnerable to climate change.

Climate change: 'Staggering' rate of global tree losses from fires

A report says around 16 football pitches of trees per minute were lost to wildfires in 2021.

Ringed Neptune captured by James Webb telescope

The super space observatory returns spectacular imagery of the Solar System's most distant planet.

Artemis: Nasa's Moon rocket completes fuelling test

The Space Launch System edges closer to a maiden flight after concluding a tanking demonstration.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year: 'Once in a lifetime' picture of comet wins award

Winning images of the mysterious and beautiful parts of our Universe are on display in London.

Jeff Bezos rocket malfunctions on trip to space

The rocket and capsule system developed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos aborts a mission mid-flight.

Apollo Remastered: One man's mission to show us the Moon

One man's quest to present the historic Moon missions in a way that befits their importance.

BBC News - Europe

Giorgia Meloni: Italy's far-right wins election and vows to govern for all

Giorgia Meloni is set to lead a right-wing coalition as Italy's first female PM.

Ukraine war: Russia admits mobilisation errors, amid growing public opposition

Reports say people with no military experience, or who are too old or disabled, are being enlisted.

Ukraine war: Inside Bakhmut, the battered Donbas city holding off Putin's troops

The battered city is a stumbling block in Russia's plan to take the Donbas, writes the BBC's Orla Guerin.

Deadly gun attack at Russian school

At least 17 people - including 11 children - are killed when a gunman opens fire at a school in Izhevsk.

Russia's gas pipeline leaking into Baltic Sea - Denmark

Denmark sets up a banned zone near the Bornholm island, where a Nord Stream 2 leak is reported.

Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

The former US intelligence contractor leaked a vast US intelligence surveillance programme in 2013.

People smuggler: I get clients to sign a waiver

A people smuggler lifts the lid on his trade to BBC Panorama's Jane Corbin.

Ukraine war round-up: Russia admits call-up mistakes after clashes

Protests against Russia's mobilisation plan continue, as Russia concedes errors have been made.

Ukraine war: Ukraine will treat Russian deserters fairly, Zelensky vows

Ukraine says it will not force deserters to return to Russia where they would face prison.

Roger Waters gigs in Poland cancelled amid Ukraine backlash

The musician was due to play gigs in Poland but faces outrage over his comments on the Ukraine war.

Dmitry Bulgakov: Putin fires deputy defence chief amid supply failures

Analysts have cited supply chains as a reason why Russia's invasion of Ukraine has faltered.

What Russia wants from the votes in occupied Ukraine

Russia is losing its war in Ukraine and now four regions are holding self-styled referendums.

Ukraine war: 'I will break my arm, my leg... anything to avoid the draft'

Russian men explain how they are trying to resist Vladimir Putin's call-up of 300,000 military reservists.

Silvio Berlusconi: Ex-PM defends Russian war on eve of Italian election

Italy's former PM said Vladimir Putin wanted to replace the Kyiv government with "decent people".

Child heard crying as mobilised Russian men leave to fight

A child can be heard crying 'Daddy, goodbye' in a video shared on Russian social media

Ukraine war: Crown prince crucial in Ukraine prisoner deal, Saudis say

Mohammed bin Salman was personally involved in a prisoner release, the Saudi foreign minister says.

Ukraine war round-up: Disputed polls open and climate of 'total fear'

Referendums begin in occupied Ukraine and activists speak of a climate of fear in Russia over the military call-up.

Alexei Ratmansky: The challenges of staging Ukrainian ballet during war

The former Bolshoi Ballet artistic director says working while the war is ongoing is "very challenging".

Ukraine war: 'What's happening in Russia now is total fear'

In Lithuania, Russians opposing Vladimir Putin's war say their home country is "like a huge prison".

Ukraine war: Mum of Aiden Aslin thought son's release 'would never happen'

Aiden Aslin is now looking to rebuild his life with his fiancée after they were reunited, his mum says.

Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann: The cheating row that's blowing up the chess world

Magnus Carlsen's apparent accusation against Hans Niemann is the biggest chess scandal in years.

Ukraine war: Could Russia use tactical nuclear weapons?

President Putin has been stoking fears that he will use tactical nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war.

Undercover with Russia’s fake arms dealers

Russian media claims Ukraine is selling arms on the dark web, but the evidence suggests the ads are fake.

Bellator Dublin: Melvin Manhoef faces Yoel Romero in rescheduled bout after injury stopping burglars

Melvin Manhoef tells BBC Sport how he apprehended three burglars in March, before his fight against Yoel Romero at Bellator 285 in Dublin on Friday.

Putin threats: How many nuclear weapons does Russia have?

A look at Russia's nuclear arsenal and basic guide to nuclear weapons and their destructive power.

Ukraine war: A village celebrates Russian retreat

Russia's Ukraine retreat leaves joy, but also destruction and danger.

French male cyclists in business class but women in economy

The French Cycling Federation defends its decision to fly its men to the Cycling World Championships in Australia in business class while the women travelled in economy.

Sweden election: How an ex neo-Nazi movement became kingmakers

A long-time pariah, the Sweden Democrats are now the country's second-largest party.

Giorgia Meloni pledges to govern 'for all Italians'

The far-right leader claims victory in Italy's general election with her Brothers of Italy party.

‘We demand wages for housework’

In the 1970s, an international campaign demanded that governments recognise the value of unpaid work done in the home, primarily by women.

Ukraine war: Released Briton felt 'a moral obligation to help'

Journalist Simon Ostrovsky tells the BBC what motivated Aiden Aslin to fight with Ukrainian forces.

Ukraine war: Video appears to show queues at Russia-Georgia border

Sped-up footage appears to show traffic at a checkpoint, following Russia's decision to mobilise reservists.

President Zelensky demands 'just punishment' for Russia

Ukraine's president tells the UN General Assembly there must be consequences for the invasion of his country.

BBC News - Science & Environment

Hurricane Ian forces Nasa to shelter Artemis Moon rocket

The Artemis-I vehicle will be pulled off the launch pad in Florida to protect it from storm forces.

Government review of ELMS farming subsidies stokes anger

A major overhaul of farm subsidies that would pay public funds for environmental work is in doubt.

German government sued over toxic air pollution

The people involved say their country is not protecting their right to breathe clean and healthy air.

How King Charles helped save British farmhouse cheese

The new king helped drive a renaissance in British cheesemaking when the industry was in crisis 30 years ago.

Would more UK gas actually bring down prices?

The government is committed to extracting more oil and gas in the North Sea.

Climate change risk to coastal castles - English Heritage

Rising sea levels are threatening ancient castles and forts at an accelerating rate, says English Heritage.

Climate change: Spike in Amazon emissions linked to law enforcement

Scientists say a huge increase in deforestation in the Amazon is linked to lax law enforcement.

Fracking ban lifted, government announces

Scientific review into fracking concludes there is still a limited understanding of impacts.

Rural areas hit harder by cost-of-living crisis, study finds

People living in the countryside face higher costs than those in urban areas, a new report finds.

School uniforms in N America linked to PFAS "forever chemicals"

A study of school uniforms in the US and Canada shows high levels of chemical substances linked to health issues.

Prince William 'comforted' by support for his environmental work

He praised the passion of people supporting the Earthshot environmental prize he helped set up.

HS2 wins route-length High Court injunction

A judge grants an 'extensive' injunction in order to prevent access without permission to HS2 land or disruption taking place to its construction.

Firms join forces to combat racism in chemistry

Leading firms launch a scheme to help black and minority ethnic students get jobs as chemistry researchers.

UN chief: 'Tax fossil fuel profits for climate damage'

Tax fossil fuel companies' profits to pay for the damage done by climate change, says UN Secretary General.

Climate change: Pakistan floods 'likely' made worse by warming

Emissions from human activities played a role in the recent floods that have brought devastation to Pakistan.

Charles will not cool on climate action, say friends

The new monarch’s views on environmental issues are well known but will they influence his reign?

Switching to renewable energy could save trillions - study

New report says falling cost of renewable energy makes switch from fossil fuels cheapest option.

How Pakistan floods are linked to climate change

Pakistan's geography - and its immense glaciers - make it vulnerable to climate change.

Climate change: 'Staggering' rate of global tree losses from fires

A report says around 16 football pitches of trees per minute were lost to wildfires in 2021.

Ringed Neptune captured by James Webb telescope

The super space observatory returns spectacular imagery of the Solar System's most distant planet.

Artemis: Nasa's Moon rocket completes fuelling test

The Space Launch System edges closer to a maiden flight after concluding a tanking demonstration.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year: 'Once in a lifetime' picture of comet wins award

Winning images of the mysterious and beautiful parts of our Universe are on display in London.

Jeff Bezos rocket malfunctions on trip to space

The rocket and capsule system developed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos aborts a mission mid-flight.

Apollo Remastered: One man's mission to show us the Moon

One man's quest to present the historic Moon missions in a way that befits their importance.