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Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban ‘in 3 years’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Farmers in Switzerland may have to end their use of synthetic pesticides Swiss citizens will get the chance to vote on a...

Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bees play a crucial role in food production and the ecosystem The EU’s top court has backed an almost complete EU-wide ban on the...

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

The government has proposed a relaxation in the planning laws which apply to fracking. Under the plans, preliminary drilling could be classed as permitted development...

UK referred to Europe’s top court over air pollution

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Persistent high levels of air pollution have seen the UK referred to the European Court of Justice The UK is being taken to...

How physics gender gap starts in the classroom

Image copyright Getty Images Some progress has been made in encouraging girls to study physics at A-level, according to a report by the Institute of Physics (IoP). In...

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Media captionRichard Ellis: “Our bodies are made of atoms that were synthesised in stars” Astronomers have made the most distant ever detection of oxygen....

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

Image copyright Simon J Pierce Image caption Whale sharks are the largest living fish Large numbers of endangered whale sharks have been sighted in waters off...

‘Shocking’ human impact reported on world’s protected areas

Image copyright PAUL MULONDO/WCS Image caption Despite more and more land being “protected”, biodiversity is still in decline One third of the world’s...

Copy of BepiColombo Mercury mission goes on display

Image copyright SCIENCE MUSEUM Image caption The BepiColombo Structural Thermal Model will become the centrepiece for events that will be held at the museum to mark key...

1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas

Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,600 IT specialists and engineers offered jobs in the UK were denied visas between December and March, BBC News has learned. They...