The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Wetlands are being lost at a faster rate than forests, but in some regions beavers are part of the solution.
Scientists will monitor the virus, but UK health chiefs say the risk to the public is very low.
The UK hasn't seen a single named storm so far this autumn and winter. But why?
A Viking leader probably chose his favourite animals to board a longboat to England, scientists say.
The tightening of regulations may lead to criminal records for those flouting them, a new policy says.
New research has found that lack of rest could explain why males of the species mate themselves to death.
The cosmic ball of ice and dust is about to make its closest approach to our planet.
The Royal Society calls for the delivery of a UK-wide land-use framework to clear up confusion.
Scientists say the bright green comet will be visible in the night sky for almost a month.
A blueprint is set out to restore nature in England after criticism over pollution and wildlife decline.
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