• 19 Jan 2018

    The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has hinted at the prospect of building a road bridge between the UK and France. FactCheck asks whether such a project would be feasible – and what challenges engineers would be up against.

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Why I criticised Met Eireann for naming Storm Fionn

    Earlier this week, I criticised the Irish Met Service, Met Eireann, for naming Storm Fionn. Here’s why I did this and how I think Met Eireann and the Met Office can improve the storm naming system.

  • 11 Jan 2018

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy speaks to Environment Minister Therese Coffey and I began by asking her why it will take until 2042 to get rid of avoidable plastic waste.

  • 11 Jan 2018

    Theresa May has promised to tackle what she describes as a “scourge” of plastic waste. The Prime Minister visited a bird sanctuary as she outlined her 25-year plan for the environment. Critics say her plans need to be backed with legislation and take too long to do anything. But does her wider environment plan really…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    Environmentally friendly farming will be the watchword once Brexit has happened. That was the message from Environment Secretary Michael Gove today as he set out plans to pay farmers for their stewardship of the countryside rather than how many acres they have. Mr Gove did admit, however, the current EU system of subsidy many farmers…

  • 17 Dec 2017

    In the heart of the Nevada desert, Area 51 has become the holy grail of conspiracy theorists – home, they say, to a top secret US military base for the study of extra-terrestrials. But now it has emerged that the theorists might not have been that far off. It has been reported that the Pentagon…

  • 7 Dec 2017

    Where you can expect to see snow in the UK this weekend

    As cold Arctic air returns to the UK in the coming days, some places will see significant snow. But where, when and how much?

  • 5 Dec 2017

    Why you shouldn’t believe a UK snow forecast more than three days ahead

    Predicting snow in the UK is difficult and weather computer models rarely get it right more than a few days ahead. But why is this the case?

  • 2 Dec 2017

    Progress in the fight against Malaria has stalled, the World Health Organisation warned this week. Funding has levelled off and after years of progress, countries where malaria is endemic have become complacent. The W.H.O’s annual Malaria Report finds five million more people died of the disease in 2016 than in the previous year. Many scientists…

  • 26 Nov 2017

    Wildlife charities say crimes against animals are not being properly recorded and the perpetrators are going unpunished.

  • 14 Nov 2017

    Having been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over five years, you’d think the last place WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would want to go is another embassy. But it’s emerged that WikiLeaks lobbied the Trump campaign to get them to publicly endorse Julian Assange as a candidate to be Australia’s next ambassador…

  • 29 Oct 2017

    A south Yorkshire village will take on the Swiss petrochemical giant INEOS over a wide-ranging injunction to protect its fracking operations.

  • 16 Oct 2017

    What’s Theresa May taking to Brussels?

    Theresa May has gone with some kind of sweetener on EU citizens’ rights which she hopes will break the impasse.

  • 20 Sep 2017

    Scientists have used pioneering gene editing techniques to begin to understand the very earliest stages in the development of a human embryo. The research, being published today in the journal Nature, could in future help improve IVF treatment and even pave the way for the creation of stem cells to cure disease.

  • 8 Sep 2017

    Renewable energy is having a moment: next week, the result of competitive auctions for contracts to provide clean electricity for the UK will be revealed, and they’re likely to show that the cost of offshore wind power is now cheaper than ever before. The new generation of wind farms will be able to produce more…