The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Scientists think they may have pinpointed an elusive "living compass" behind birds' epic migrations.
Shifting to electric vehicles will still leave the UK with transport problems, a report says.
With Britain's offshore wind power capacity growing at speed, we see how huge turbines are installed.
Scientists find evidence parts of Venus's rocky surface move around like bits of ocean pack ice.
Coloured graphics designed by a Reading academic represent changing temperatures over time
Canberra lashes out as the UN says the reef should join a list of World Heritage Sites "in danger".
By manipulating genes scientists say they can create better-tasting produce, but is it necessary?
It is the first African country to get money for reducing carbon emissions through forest protection.
Up to 40% of lead in airborne particles comes from the legacy of leaded petrol, researchers say.
A conservation group says a project to protect the predators has dealt a "major blow" to seabirds.
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