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Why is climate 'doomism' going viral – and how do you fight it?

Climate "doomers" believe it’s far too late to do anything about climate change - but they're wrong.

Mary Anning: Lyme Regis fossil hunter's statue unveiled

The artwork stands in her hometown of Lyme Regis thanks to a teenager's four-year campaign.

Future foods: What you could be eating by 2050

Scientists say we need to future-proof our diets in a warming world by eating little-known plants.

Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

The growth of "smart" farm machinery is increasing the risk of hacking of food and farming systems.

Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule launches on test flight

The aerospace company sends up its Starliner vehicle on a mission to prove its capabilities in orbit.

Extinction: Why scientists are freezing threatened species in 'biobanks'

Conservation scientists hope that preserving genetic material offers future insurance against extinction

Girls see physics as for white men only, MPs told

"If you are black or a woman, you don't see yourself fitting in," a leading female physicist says.

EU reveals its plans to stop using Russian gas

It will invest in pipelines in other countries but will speed up a shift to green energy.

Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves

A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.

Farm machinery exacting heavy toll on soil - study

Massive tractors and combine harvesters could be having a lasting impact on soil, a study suggests.

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