Science in Action

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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.

With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announcing that we need to keep global warming under 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, Science in Action explores the impact of food production on the environment. A new study calculates the current and predicted impact of land and fresh water use, fertiliser pollution and the change to more Western meat and dairy-based diets by 2050 and concluded that our current mitigation measures are not going to be enough. And that our planet will not be able to sustain this level of environmental cost. Windfarms and Warming A study of wind power generation across ...


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The geology that makes Sulawesi a natural disaster hotspot
Two rovers on the Japanese space mission Hayabusa 2 land safely on the asteroid Ryugu
558-million-year-old fat reveals that Dickinsonia was the earliest known animal
Why Hurricane Florence is headed for the US Eastern seaboard and the impacts of landfall
The cost to science of the fire which destroyed Brazil’s National Museum
The monsoon dropped a month’s rain in just two days, causing extreme flooding in SW India
The Cavendish banana is globally threatened by a fungal disease. Can genetics save it?
US jury rules on herbicide, Roundup’s link to cancer, does the science agree?
Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe hopes to ‘touch the Sun’ in 2025
Drought and the Mayans Aug. 2, 2018
Measuring the extent of the drought that contributed to collapse of Classic Maya Society
Water on Mars July 26, 2018
Scientists have used radar technology to discover water beneath the surface of Mars
Scientists create hybrid embryos of extremely rare northern white rhino
Japanese space mission Hayabusa 2 successfully reaches boulder strewn asteroid - Ryugu
Understanding the risks and hazards of volcanic eruptions
The rate of sea level rise from melting ice sheets in Antarctica has trebled
Does the science of palaeontology suffer when dinosaur fossils are sold privately?
The Dunes of Pluto May 31, 2018
There are dunes on Pluto, but they are grains of frozen methane, not sand
Cape Town is warning that taps will be turned off in July if rains don’t come soon
Addressing the bias against women quoted in popular science articles