The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
Five hundred global citizens frustrated at the stalemate over climate policy will learn today if they have won the chance to vent their anger at world leaders.
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
Swansea University scientists are conducting the largest field trial in Europe to find new ways of killing Japanese knotweed.
A study by the National Trust suggests seabirds around the UK coastline are being hit by a "triple whammy" of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans.
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.
BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith visits Dover to assess how much of a threat buddleia is to native species
A farmer explains his relationship with his sheepdog, after researchers help unravel the mystery of how the animals do their job.
The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Australis, or southern lights, filmed from the International Space Station.
The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists
The National Zoo in Washington DC has been celebrating panda cub Bao Bao's first birthday.
A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
Gibraltar is planning to banish some of its Barbary macaque population which have become too cheeky or aggressive
Iceland issues a red alert to the aviation industry for the Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.
Comedians Paul McCaffrey and Tiff Stevenson discuss how comedy is created.
The history of human evolution has been completely rewritten with the discovery that modern human beings and Neanderthals coexisted in Europe for much longer than previously thought.
Aerial pictures show flooding across the desert region of Phoenix, Arizona, following torrential storms.
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000.
A study of trained dolphins has suggested that the marine mammals use express pleasure with squeals of delight.
A "mammoth" that last walked on the Norfolk coast more than 700,000 years ago returns to the beach.
New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.
Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.
Collaboration between the US and Russia on the International Space Station (ISS) could be jeopardised as tensions between the two nations create political disputes.
Unusual weather in the Western US has caused an apparent "swap" in weather systems between Arizona and Washington State.
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