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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
22 Dec
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.
20 Dec
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
20 Dec
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.
19 Dec
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.
19 Dec
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
19 Dec
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
19 Dec
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
19 Dec
An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.
19 Dec
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
19 Dec
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.
18 Dec
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.
18 Dec
Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.
18 Dec
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.
17 Dec
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.
17 Dec
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.
19 Dec
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
19 Dec
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.
17 Dec
The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.
17 Dec
A theory that the Himalayas' mythical yeti is a rare polar bear-brown bear hybrid animal is being challenged.
17 Dec
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.
17 Dec
Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.
18 Dec
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
16 Dec
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
16 Dec
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
15 Dec
UN member states reach agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after differences cause talks to overrun by two days.
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