BBC News - Science & Environment

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COP26: Delaying key climate meeting preferable to 'messing it up'

Further postponement of the UK climate summit would be better than a failed event, says an expert.

US seeks China climate agreements ahead of Biden summit

US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden.

UK woodlands 'at crisis point' amid wildlife decline

A review of the state of Britain's native woods and trees finds only 7% are in good condition.

Norfolk's 'unique' purple sea sponge named by schoolgirl

The sponge species was unnamed for a decade before nine-year-old Sylvie suggested Parpal Dumplin.

Climate Check, from BBC Weather

With record high CO2 levels and destructive tornadoes, Ben Rich has more on extreme weather around the globe this spring.

Fukushima: Japan approves releasing wastewater into ocean

Most experts say it's a normal and safe practice but environmentalists and locals are not happy.

Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher

The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features.

Why India and Nepal's forest fires are worrying scientists

Activists say authorities in India and Nepal seem underprepared to fight forest fires.

Would you wear 'Iron Man' body armour?

The market for exoskeletons - high-tech external body support systems - is tipped to grow strongly.

World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'

The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.

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