Thieves caused at least 60,000 litres of oil to spill into Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay.
Has President Macron’s controversial fuel tax set back carbon taxes globally?
Nasa detects the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of previously quiet ice streams.
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the damaging tsunami that struck Sulawesi in September.
The ice streams that flow down the flanks of Asia’s high mountains are moving slower as they thin.
Having dug and drilled into the Earth, scientists can now estimate how much life exists at depth.
Earth would be a frozen lump of rock without the energy created from our nearest star.
Voyager 2, a space probe launched in 1977, becomes only the second human-made object to enter the space between the stars.
The UK claims to be a leader in climate change – but is it?
White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.
Museums including Washington’s Smithsonian have set out to digitally record specimens in their collection.
Leading climate scientists say progress is way off track, so what needs to happen to speed things up?
A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.
It is the first attempt to land robotic craft on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.
Two instruments on the recently landed InSight probe capture the noise made by the planet’s wind.
The driver of the 1,000mph supersonic vehicle says the car is available for the cost of a Ferrari.
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.
The rocket had a hydraulic problem on its way back to Earth.
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.
Scientists identify fossilised blubber from an ancient marine reptile that lived 180 million years ago.
CO2 emissions hit an all time high, rising nearly 3% in 2018 thanks to coal and a booming global market for cars.
A UK-based team arrives in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping.
Scientists say there is hope that some ash trees can survive in the future, despite ash dieback.
“Iconic” animals such as tigers are being replaced by “cosmopolitan” species found everywhere – researchers.
The highly threatened subspecies has been brought back to a reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence.
The 1954 letter about religion smashed its predicted price at an auction in New York.
A spectacular sight lights up the sky as Venus and the moon rise together
A launch is delayed due to mouldy food bars, meaning the worms could be a day too old for research.
It was discovered off the Essex coast after an unusually low tide exposed it for about half an hour.
A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species.
As Poland hosts COP24 in nearby Katowice, David Shukman journeys into the depths of a working mine.
Scientists have rebuilt a terraced house inside a laboratory to help make UK homes energy-efficient.
A nationally important terminal on the Norfolk coast is to be protected by a new “sandscape”.
Russia’s space agency confirmed the docking – the first crewed launch since October’s failure.
Nasa’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft moves alongside the 500m-wide rock from which it hopes to grab a sample.
Laser labs sense gravitational waves from a black hole collision at least five billion light-years away.
President Trump’s actions are restricting global efforts to cut carbon, a study suggests.
Jordi Casamitjana wants to have ethical veganism recognised as a philosophical belief, in a landmark legal action.
Crucial talks on limiting climate change start a day early in Poland amid dire warnings.
Almost 80% of Poland’s electricity is generated by coal. Patryk Bialas says it’s time that changed.
Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.
The UK’s herbaria are great scientific collections that must be safeguarded for the future, say scientists.
Scientists in Wales are looking at how slag heaps can be used to remove CO2 from the air in the fight against climate change.
Illness, warmer waters and the fact that pilot whales travel in sociable groups could all play a role.
Thousands skip school to urge action on climate change, despite criticism from PM Scott Morrison.
A Honduran court finds seven men guilty of killing renowned environmental campaigner Berta Cáceres.
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a “silent killer” and deserves more attention.
UK researchers develop an early warning system to prevent crops in Africa being devastated.
Misimi Isimi is an 11-year-old environmentalist on a mission to clean up Lagos.