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Reverse nature's decline or there is no future - UN

The UN's biodiversity chief says talks under way in Montreal are the last chance to save nature.

Oldest DNA reveals two-million-year-old lost world

Genetic material extracted from soil has revealed the ancient plants and animals of North Greenland.

COP15: UN calls for biodiversity 'peace pact with nature'

Countries are meeting in Montreal for a once-a-decade opportunity to put nature on the path to recovery.

Onshore wind rules to be relaxed after Tory revolt

The government says it will rewrite a planning rule restricting new turbines in England.

Nasa's Orion spacecraft is homeward-bound

The ship fires its main engine near the Moon, committing itself to a return to Earth on Sunday.

Deforestation: EU law bans goods linked to destruction of trees

Household goods such as coffee and chocolate will have to pass strict checks before they are sold in the EU.

Tasmanian tiger: Remains of last thylacine found in cupboard after 85 years

The pelt and skull of the last known thylacine are identified in Hobart, solving an 85-year mystery.

Russia: Bodies of 2,500 seals found along Caspian Sea coast

The seals were found on the Caspian Sea coast, but officials do not believe they died violently.

Earthshot Prize: Prince William announces five winners

Friends from Oman who turn CO2 into rock and a UK firm making packaging from seaweed are among the winners.

Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?

Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?

Out on a spacewalk with Nasa astronauts at the ISS

The astronauts installed new solar panels to give the International Space Station more power.

Notpla: UK plastic-alternative developer among £1m Earthshot Prize winners

A London firm which develops nature-friendly packaging is among five climate prize winners.

Bristol: Fossil shows lizards millions of years older than thought

A scientist says the fossil is "one of the most important found in the last few decades".

Nature-based farming-subsidies scheme given green light

A post-Brexit green subsidy scheme is going ahead - but there is no clarity on what farmers will be paid.

COP27: Climate costs deal struck but no fossil fuel progress

Rich nations will pay climate damages, but the final deal does not cut fossil fuels further.

Climate change: Five key takeaways from COP27

The biggest win on climate since the Paris Agreement in 2015... or the biggest loss?

COP27: Without Greta, activists make waves at climate summit

Young campaigners say they are calling out "greenwashing" at COP27 from the inside.

COP27: Lack of women at negotiations raises concern

Women barely feature in negotiations in Egypt despite bearing the brunt of climate change.

Climate change: Dimming Earth, mustard shortages and other odd side-effects

Changes to our planet's shine is just one of the stranger side effects of rising temperatures.

What is COP27 and why is it important?

This year's climate summit comes amid spiralling energy costs and diplomatic tensions.

Disabled man joins European Space Agency's astronaut programme

A British man is one of 17 new recruits to Europe's space agency's astronaut training programme

Nasa's Artemis spacecraft arrives at the Moon

Nasa's Orion capsule sweeps past the Moon before entering into a larger orbit.

BBC News - Europe

Wirecard trial of executives opens in German fraud scandal

Markus Braun, who ran the disgraced payment firm, presided over its meteoric rise and disastrous fall.

‘Doctors fitted a contraceptive coil without my consent’

A Danish investigation will look at a historic scandal in Greenland, but women tell the BBC of recent involuntary contraception.

Putin: Nuclear risk is rising, but we are not mad

The Russian leader insists his country would only use its nuclear arsenal in response to a strike.

Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting coup

A far-right group is suspected of planning to storm parliament and install an aristocrat as leader.

Spanish train collision outside Barcelona injures scores

Two trains collide near Barcelona on Wednesday morning, leaving at least 155 people injured.

Ukraine war: Animal eye packages sent to embassies from Germany

Ukraine says bloody packages sent to its embassies bore the address of a German Tesla dealership.

Volodymyr Zelensky is Time Magazine's 2022 Person of the Year

The nomination of Ukraine's president is "the most clear-cut in memory", the magazine's editor says.

Ukraine war: Operating on a baby in the dark after missiles hit Kyiv

Doctors at Kyiv Heart Institute performed 10 surgeries without electricity after Russian missiles hit.

Greek Roma boy shot by police prompts outrage in Greece

The 16-year-old Roma boy is shot in the head, in the latest incident involving police use of force.

TV Rain: Latvia shuts down Russian broadcaster over Ukraine war coverage

Russia's last independent TV channel denies voicing support for the invasion of Ukraine.

World Cup 2022: Morocco 0-0 Spain (3-0 pens) Achraf Hakimi chips winning penalty to reach quarters

Achraf Hakimi makes himself a hero with a chipped winning penalty as Morocco stun Spain in a shootout after a goalless draw to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Ukraine war: Oil prices rise as cap on Russian crude kicks in

The G7 nations and its allies have agreed to limit the price of Russian oil to $60 a barrel.

Spain cannabis: Police arrest 30 accused of disguising drugs as Ukraine aid

The cannabis was packed in boxes and moved in "solidarity convoys" to evade police, the Guardia Civil said.

Reichsbürger: German 'crackpot' movement turns radical and dangerous

Members of the Reichsbürger movement are increasingly becoming a headache for the German authorities.

Crimea bridge: How Russia is rebuilding its vital link

The key route connecting Russia with Crimea was damaged by an explosion in October.

World Cup 2022: Inside the world of Spain manager Luis Enrique - via Twitch

Before Spain's World Cup last-16 tie against Morocco, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague takes a look inside the world of coach Luis Enrique.

Brussels attacks: Trial begins over 2016 attacks that killed 32

As 10 men finally go to trial over the 2016 Brussels attacks, the BBC speaks to victims' families.

Irish Free State: Foundation marked 100 years on

Northern Ireland had the option of joining the new state in December 1922 but chose not to.

Ukraine war: Learning to survive in Ladyzhyn, a town with no heating

Ladyzhyn's 18,000 people went without heating for a week after Russian missiles hit its power plant.

Ukraine war: Fighting set to slow for winter months, says US intelligence

US intelligence says fighting has slowed down and this will continue throughout the winter.

Ukraine war: Two generations share bed after Russian strikes

Sofia lives in cramped conditions with her boyfriend and his mother after strikes destroyed their home.

Coca-Cola Christmas truck in flames in Romania

The famous red vehicle caught fire while driving down a busy road in the capital Bucharest.

New Zealand and Finland PMs shoot down reporter's 'similar age' question

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern and Finland's Sanna Marin gave pointed replies on gender and their roles.

Victory is not the only thing we need, we need justice - Olena Zelenska

Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska speaks to UK lawmakers about the devastating war in her country.

At the scene of deadly Ischia mudslide

The BBC's Mark Lowen surveys the damage to homes and cars after a mudslide on the Italian island.

Mudslide sweeps across Italian island of Ischia

Those missing are believed to be trapped under the mud.

BBC News - Science & Environment

Reverse nature's decline or there is no future - UN

The UN's biodiversity chief says talks under way in Montreal are the last chance to save nature.

Oldest DNA reveals two-million-year-old lost world

Genetic material extracted from soil has revealed the ancient plants and animals of North Greenland.

COP15: UN calls for biodiversity 'peace pact with nature'

Countries are meeting in Montreal for a once-a-decade opportunity to put nature on the path to recovery.

Onshore wind rules to be relaxed after Tory revolt

The government says it will rewrite a planning rule restricting new turbines in England.

Nasa's Orion spacecraft is homeward-bound

The ship fires its main engine near the Moon, committing itself to a return to Earth on Sunday.

Deforestation: EU law bans goods linked to destruction of trees

Household goods such as coffee and chocolate will have to pass strict checks before they are sold in the EU.

Tasmanian tiger: Remains of last thylacine found in cupboard after 85 years

The pelt and skull of the last known thylacine are identified in Hobart, solving an 85-year mystery.

Russia: Bodies of 2,500 seals found along Caspian Sea coast

The seals were found on the Caspian Sea coast, but officials do not believe they died violently.

Earthshot Prize: Prince William announces five winners

Friends from Oman who turn CO2 into rock and a UK firm making packaging from seaweed are among the winners.

Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?

Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?

Out on a spacewalk with Nasa astronauts at the ISS

The astronauts installed new solar panels to give the International Space Station more power.

Notpla: UK plastic-alternative developer among £1m Earthshot Prize winners

A London firm which develops nature-friendly packaging is among five climate prize winners.

Bristol: Fossil shows lizards millions of years older than thought

A scientist says the fossil is "one of the most important found in the last few decades".

Nature-based farming-subsidies scheme given green light

A post-Brexit green subsidy scheme is going ahead - but there is no clarity on what farmers will be paid.

COP27: Climate costs deal struck but no fossil fuel progress

Rich nations will pay climate damages, but the final deal does not cut fossil fuels further.

Climate change: Five key takeaways from COP27

The biggest win on climate since the Paris Agreement in 2015... or the biggest loss?

COP27: Without Greta, activists make waves at climate summit

Young campaigners say they are calling out "greenwashing" at COP27 from the inside.

COP27: Lack of women at negotiations raises concern

Women barely feature in negotiations in Egypt despite bearing the brunt of climate change.

Climate change: Dimming Earth, mustard shortages and other odd side-effects

Changes to our planet's shine is just one of the stranger side effects of rising temperatures.

What is COP27 and why is it important?

This year's climate summit comes amid spiralling energy costs and diplomatic tensions.

Disabled man joins European Space Agency's astronaut programme

A British man is one of 17 new recruits to Europe's space agency's astronaut training programme

Nasa's Artemis spacecraft arrives at the Moon

Nasa's Orion capsule sweeps past the Moon before entering into a larger orbit.