New map of ancient trees an opportunity for conservation

A new tree-map suggests there could be around two million unrecorded ancient trees in England. …

Tributes paid to Oxford neuroscientist Professor Sir Colin Blakemore

Sir Colin Blakemore received death threats for defending medical research on animals. Click here…

Climate change: UK heading for failure on climate goals – report

The Climate Change Committee also cites a “shocking” lack of policy to insulate people’s homes. …

One in six UK adults doubt human link to climate change – report

The King’s College study also says the UK public underestimates how much scientists agree on the…

Ofwat investigates South West Water over sewage discharge

Members of the public often report seeing condoms and toilet paper in England and Wales’s waterways. …

Nasa launches first rocket from Australian commercial spaceport

It is Nasa’s first launch from a commercial site outside the US – and a landmark…

The Big Plastic Count: Consumers confront their plastic footprint

People who counted plastic waste for a week want to go plastic-free, but say it costs…

Pompeii: Ancient pregnant tortoise surprises archaeologists

The reptile’s 2,000-year-old remains are discovered by archaeologists buried in volcanic ash and rock. …

Norfolk: Control zone created while officials test for disease in pigs

Tests have “ruled out” foot and mouth disease, a government spokesman said. Click here…

USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

The US Navy ship sank off the Philippines during a ferocious WWII battle with the Japanese…