168 years on, experts are finally uncovering the secrets of the Royal Navy's tragic expedition to the Northwest Passage.
David Attenborough's latest BBC documentary indulges wishful thinking over evidence.
They look like stripey horses – so why don't we ride them?
Nature conservation is becoming another way to make money.
Here's the science behind the amazing colours we should see on British trees this year.
A small but dedicated team is offering these abandoned apes a brighter future.
With the economy in its worst slump for decades, environmental protection may be on the chopping block.
One of Iceland's most active volcanoes is showing signs of waking up after nearly 100 years.
Bigger gardens and more greenery encourages insect diversity, some of which finds its way indoors.
Huge reserves in the middle of the Pacific are fine, but what about conservation closer to home?
There are many similarities between wildlife poaching and the cultivation of drug plants like the coca bush or the opium poppy.
Keeping such large, intelligent and endangered animals in captivity poses a number of ethical and practical challenges.
Restoring the North Sea to a 'pristine' state isn't necessarily the best thing for its eco-systems.
Reducing the work week is one of the easiest steps we could take to radically reduce our environmental impact.
More than 50 animals in a Venezuelan zoo have reportedly died from starvation in the past few months.
Will 2017 be a 'bbq summer'? It depends on changes in the jet stream.
The first signs that humans were warming the climate appeared much earlier in the northern hemisphere - way back in the 1830s. But now the trend is emerging all over the globe.
Central Italy has been hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, only seven years after a similar devastating quake in the region.
Increased development is always unsustainable, so let's stop kidding ourselves.
Ongoing drought means increased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia.
Populations of certain species collapse long before a wider ecological disaster, says new research.
A nasty fungus killed 85% of Dominica's mountain chicken frogs in just 18 months – but the species lives on.
Plans to build the world's largest offshore windfarm show projects are getting bigger and bigger, and moving ever further from land.
If you do see a shark this summer, don't panic – you just got lucky.
Sloths have been moving slowly for 64m years.
The government promises cash for communities that accept fracking, but cannot know whether it can keep that promise or not.
Packed with protein, cheaper than meat, and with minimal effect on the climate...what's not to like?
Depends on whether or not we reintroduce 'rewilded' animals such as bison or wolves.
What are the oldest living animals on the planet?