Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.
A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.
Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.
The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.
A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.
In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.
Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.
Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?
Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.
UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.
Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.
A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.
The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.
Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray
Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?
How can a brass band and a steam train help you understand the universe?
Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.
A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.
The lesser horseshoe bats moved in to the belly of a triceratops at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.
Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.
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A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.
Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.