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Climate change: Greenland ice melt ‘is accelerating’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreenland melting ‘faster than expected’ Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s. The assessment comes from an international team of polar scientists who’ve reviewed all the satellite observations over a 26-year period. They say Greenland’s contribution to sea-level rise is currently […]

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Refugees at ‘increased risk’ from extreme weather

Image copyright IDMC Image caption Temporary camps have been hit by extreme weather in recent years Refugees and people displaced within countries because of conflict are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather, experts say. Humanitarian agencies told the BBC this posed significant challenges for their operations in different parts of the world. Temporary […]

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How to have a more sustainable Christmas

Image caption Alastair and Diane Lucking: Some people rent the same tree each year, says Alastair There’s nothing like 15,000 Christmas trees to get you into the holiday mood, as for many of us, picking out a festive fir signals the start of the holiday season. Unsurprisingly it’s the busiest time of the year for […]

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Bloodhound diary: Getting the job done at over 600mph

Image copyright BLOODHOUND LSR/Charlie Sperring A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle aims to show its potential by going progressively faster, year after year. Recent high-speed trials saw Bloodhound hit 628mph (1,010km/h). The next step […]

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Genetics can play key role in saving trees

Image copyright V. Sork Image caption The study found that many trees were already struggling to cope with today’s temperatures Tree conservation strategies based on genetic data are best suited for landscapes affected by a rapidly changing climate, a study suggests. Researchers found using genetic markers of climate resilient traits are more effective than traditional […]