One third of UK farmers could be depressed – survey

"Mental health in agriculture is the elephant in the room. No-one really wants to talk about loneliness, anxiety or suicide but it's there. This...

Climate change in India: The young inventor’s solar-powered ironing cart

Ironing vendors are common across India. The irons are heated using charcoal, a fuel that contributes to air pollution. But Vinisha Umashankar, a 14-year-old...

Climate change: Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 2021

"G20 governments need to come to the table with more ambitious national emission reductions targets. The numbers in this report confirm we can't move...

Waste electronics will weigh more than the Great Wall of China

"Consumers want to do the right thing but need to be adequately informed and a convenient infrastructure should be easily available to them so...

Star Trek star William Shatner ready to boldly go into space

While Mr Bezos invites some people to fly on New Shepard, he is selling other seats. And whereas his space tourism rival, Sir Richard...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: ‘Explosive sex’ wins top prize

By Jonathan AmosBBC Science CorrespondentImage source, Laurent Ballesta/WPYIt's like an explosion underwater. Several camouflage groupers rush to release their sperm as a female fish...

Climate change: ‘Adapt or die’ warning from Environment Agency

"Some 200 people died in this summer's flooding in Germany. That will happen in this country sooner or later, however high we build our...

Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racist

"When you see that you don't act the same, you don't look the same, it becomes very hard to find yourself completely involved. And...

Nobel Prize: We will not have gender or ethnicity quotas – top scientist

Other notable women to have won the award include child education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was jointly awarded the Peace prize in 2014; virologist...

The race to save California’s famous sequoia trees

Tourists flock to see California’s famous sequoia trees, but record-breaking wildfires, driven by higher temperatures and extreme drought, have threatened the existence of these...