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Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

The system of 78 mobile barriers has taken years to construct and its design goes back to the 1980s.

Nasa Mars rover Perseverance is attached to rocket

The US space agency's next rover is placed atop of the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet.

European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland

The European mammals will restore a rich habitat for local wildlife, conservationists say.

England's future water supplies at 'serious risk'

MPs warn some regions will run out of water within the next 20 years unless "urgent action" is taken.

Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says

The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building.

Coronavirus: Dirty air 'on the rise again' in UK cities

As Britain eases out of its Covid-19 lockdown, nitrogen vehicle emissions look to be going back up.

Clean energy future 'is vital' - UN chief

The UN Secretary-General tells a meeting that it is "vital" the world moves towards clean energy.

Elon Musk says full self-driving Tesla tech 'very close'

A future software update could activate full "level-five" autonomy in cars, the Tesla founder says.

JCB electric digger wins top MacRobert engineering prize

An all-electric construction vehicle from the Staffordshire firm wins this year's MacRobert Award.

Extinction: One third of all lemurs 'on the brink'

A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".

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