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Researchers develop cheaper way of making solar cells

      By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell. A team at Liverpool University has found a way of replacing the toxic element in the process with a material … Continue reading

Prehistoric North Sea ‘Atlantis’ hit by 5 metre tsunami

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website A prehistoric “Atlantis” in the North Sea may have been abandoned after being hit by a 5m tsunami 8,200 years ago. The wave was generated by a catastrophic subsea landslide off the coast of Norway. Analysis suggests the tsunami over-ran Doggerland, a … Continue reading

Croaking Frogs

Today is International Frog Day. The world’s frogs are under attack and are dying off at an incredible rate. Here’s our award winning documentary about what is happening to the frogs and those who are trying to save them from extinction – before it’s too late. Continue reading

Amazon trees vulnerable to fire and climate combination

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News The combination of fire and extreme weather could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study has suggested. Researchers said field experiments showed that severe droughts could trigger dieback of forests in the near-term. Efforts to curb deforestation needed to be accompanied by … Continue reading

Mineral hints at bright blue rocks deep in the Earth

By Simon Redfern BBC Science writer Minerals preserved in diamond have revealed hints of the bright blue rocks that exist deep within the Earth. They also provide the first direct evidence that there may be as much water trapped in those rocks as there is in all the oceans. The … Continue reading

Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer. Two of the gases are accumulating at a rate that is causing concern among researchers. Worries over the growing ozone hole have seen the production of … Continue reading

Vulnerable Island Nations Call For Urgent Action

Washington, DC, May 11, 2012 – With prospects for a comprehensive climate treaty now delayed until 2020, the Federated States of Micronesia today called on the 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol to strengthen climate protection under that treaty by phasing down the production and use of the super-greenhouse gases … Continue reading

Climate Change Debate – excellent series from BBC Explorations

Climate change – the debate continues, but here’s some excellent evidence supporting the case for climate change from the BBC Explorations programme. Continue reading

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