107159389 whbranded newsubject - Inmarsat lays big satellite order with Airbus
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Inmarsat lays big satellite order with Airbus

Image copyright AIRBUS Image caption Artwork: The satellites benefit from R&D sponsored by the European, UK and French space agencies Inmarsat, the London-based satellite operator, has announced a big expansion of its telecommunications network. The firm is buying three new spacecraft to augment its Global Xpress system, which provides connections to on-the-move and out-of-the-way users, […]

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Climate change link to puffin deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tufted puffin is common along the northern Pacific coast Climate change played a role in the deaths of thousands of puffins in Alaska, according to a study. Scientists believe the birds starved to death when the fish they eat migrated north with rising sea temperatures. The bodies of […]

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Malaysia orders tonnes of imported waste to be returned

Malaysia has ordered several thousand tonnes of imported plastic waste to be sent back to the countries it came from. The country’s government says it has become a dumping ground for wealthier nations and that much of the refuse was imported illegally. Do you have a view about this post? Leave a comment on our […]

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Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

Image copyright Save the Rhino International Image caption The Sumatran rhino is down to fewer than 100 animals, including this female, Rosa The future of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino has been struck a blow, with the death of Malaysia’s last male. The rhino once roamed across much of Asia, but has now almost disappeared […]

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Study: Millions lack access to green spaces

Image caption There is a growing body of evidence that suggests urban green spaces are good for people’s wellbeing Millions of people in Great Britain do not have access to a nearby park or green space, a study suggests. The Green Space Index by Fields in Trust found that more than 2.5 million people lived […]

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Photographer 'overwhelmed' by response to bald eagle picture

Image copyright Steve Biro Image caption Bruce the bald eagle stares down photographer Steve Biro A Canadian amateur photographer says he is “overwhelmed” by the worldwide response to a photograph he took of a bald eagle. Steve Biro snapped the image of Bruce the bald eagle at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy and first posted it […]

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Meet Belfast's young climate change protesters

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, young people all over the world are walking out of school in protest of climate change and Northern Ireland is no different. Gathering on a monthly basis in the Cornmarket area of Belfast these young people are hoping to make their voice heard on the issue. The UK Government declared a […]

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Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been calls to limit the number of permits issued to climbers Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to seven in a week – more than the total for the whole of last year. The three died of exhaustion while descending on Thursday. […]

107087565 sos gettyimages 1130758695 - Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions
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Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

Image copyright Getty Images During the last worldwide school strikes in March, BBC News asked for your questions on climate change. Since then, thousands of you have been talking to our climate change chatbot on Facebook Messenger. Below are some of the topics that came up many times – with some answers from science and […]

107065831 6a2961c6 5860 4d9f a669 fb93e60f95b4 - The man who made Einstein world-famous
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The man who made Einstein world-famous

Image copyrightScience Photo Library Image caption Einstein (left) and Eddington (right) only met for the first time years after the end of Word War OneIt is hard to imagine a time when Albert Einstein’s name was not recognised around the world. But even after he finished his theory of relativity in 1915, he was nearly […]

107084675 mediaitem107080656 - 'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicester
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'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicester

Image copyright ULAS Image caption The shield was preserved due to being left in a waterlogged pit A 2,300-year-old Iron Age shield has been revealed by archaeologists. Found during a dig near Leicester in 2015 and dated to between 395 and 255BC, the shield was made of painted bark, backed by wooden spars. Analysis showed […]

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Letter makes plea to rich over climate

Image copyright PA Britain’s wealthy elite are being asked to dip deep into their pockets to protect the environment and the climate. A group of scientists has written to the top 100 wealthiest charitable bodies and families to request funding. They say efforts to tackle what they call the ecological crisis are “desperately under-funded”. The […]