Poland boasts the last primeval, virginal forest in Europe which is home to a great deal of wildlife including 500 bison who had faced extinction.
How do you brake the world’s fastest car?
A „miniature honeycomb” – or scaffold – could encourage nerves to grow in order to repair damage, according to an international group of researchers.
A football swept away by the tsunami and found on an Alaskan island is to be returned after its teenage Japanese owner was identified.
Celebrating Nasa’s Cosmic Background Explorer
A white orca is identified off Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula – believed to be the first white adult seen in the wild.
A light bulb that won a US government contest for an alternative to a 60-watt incandescent bulb goes on sale for Earth Day – but with a $60 price tag.
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano continues to roar
Wildlife rangers in Kenya shoot dead five suspected ivory poachers during a gun battle and recover 50kg of elephants’ tusks.
Better ways to spot landing sites on the Moon are part of a Nasa competition to harness „citizen scientists”.
Government plans to cull badgers in England are to to be reviewed in the High Court following a legal challenge by the Badger Trust.
A group of high school students in California have launched a rubber chicken to the edge of space, all in the name of science.
Researchers prove a novel method of determining whether atmospheric CO2 was created by natural sources or by the burning of fossil fuels.
Europe’s troubled flagship Earth observer, Envisat, is pictured by another spacecraft flying just underneath it.
German geologists find evidence that a tsunami recorded by the ancient historian Herodotus did indeed save a Greek village from Persian invaders.
A new trail from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde is proposed, which would be named after environmentalist John Muir.
Mexico is poised to become the second country with legal long-term climate targets – but why?
A blogger highlights the issue of new, unused electronics waste piling up in one of China’s most polluted towns.
The female scientist behind India’s new nuclear-ready ICBM
Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.
The polar bear evolved from the brown bear about 600,000 years ago, according to new genetic data.
Warm, dry weather leads to a significant rise in the numbers of rare butterflies in the UK, a study suggests.