BBC News - Science & Environment

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HS2: Moving ancient woodland habitat for rail line flawed, ecologists say

Soil is being moved to new sites but ecologists question whether the process is effective.

Norway funds satellite map of world's tropical forests

Norway pays for a monthly satellite dataset to track the state of the world's tropical forests.

Osiris-Rex: Nasa asteroid mission confident of success

The first images are released of the Osiris-Rex spacecraft trying to grab rock from asteroid Bennu.

Planners 'must prepare' for weather extremes - Met Office

The Met Office is launching a tool to help planners prepare for further weather extremes.

More pollution expected from stay-home workers

Air pollution in big cities could increase because so many people are working from home, a report says.

Secrets of the 'uncrushable' beetle revealed

How a tiny insect with super-tough body armour can survive being stamped on or run over by a car.

Climate change: 'Cooling paint' could cut emissions from buildings

Researchers have developed a white paint that reflects sunlight and helps cool buildings.

Satellites picture methane across the globe

The GHGSat company releases a tool to show how methane varies in the atmosphere across the world.

Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025'

Millions more jobs will be lost to robots with Covid accelerating the trend, says the World Economic Forum.

Long Covid: Who is more likely to get it?

A study suggests old age increases the risk, as does asthma, excess weight, and being female.

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