BBC News - Science & Environment
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Scientists have rebuilt a terraced house inside a laboratory to help make UK homes energy-efficient.
Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft moves alongside the 500m-wide rock from which it hopes to grab a sample.
Jordi Casamitjana wants to have ethical veganism recognised as a philosophical belief, in a landmark legal action.
Laser labs sense gravitational waves from a black hole collision at least five billion light-years away.
Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.
As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.
Sam Gyimah says the row over the EU's Galileo system shows how the UK will be "hammered" in any deal.
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.
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.
Twenty of the warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, say the World Meteorological Organization.
The European Union says it wants to become the first major economy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Ministers give a timeline for the UK's first carbon capture and storage project, as research funding is announced.
Global efforts to tackle climate are off track says the UN, as it sees a rise in CO2 after years of decline.
Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets - one was named after her - but her work is less known about than her brother William's.
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.
The endangered African wild dog will enthral TV viewers when it features in David Attenborough's new Dynasties series.
Hollywood director Ron Howard talked to the BBC about creating a realistic depiction of the first human colonies on Mars.
IPCC scientist says there are some positive signs about our ability to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5C