Look up to the sky this weekend, and you might catch sight of one of the greatest natural spectacles of the year: The Orionid meteor shower.Read the full story ›
Pollution claimed nine million lives in 2015, with air pollution from vehicles and factories accounting for 6.5m deaths, researchers found.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News correspondent Geraint Vincent
Insects make up two thirds of all animals on earth - but the numbers of all types of flying insect are in rapid decline, according to scientists in Germany.
They measured the total biomass of flying insects caught in tent traps in 63 protection areas across Germany over a period of 27 years, and discovered that it had declined by an average of 76%, and as much as 82% in mid-summer.
The dramatic declines occurred regardless of habitat type and could not be explained by weather changes, altered land use and environmental characteristics, scientists said.
The rising cost of clearing up a record number of illegally dumped items - which ranged from fridges animal carcasses - has been revealed.Read the full story ›
Boosting home energy efficiency, driving the take-up of electric cars and planting a new network of forests are among the outlined measures.Read the full story ›
Everyday 55 African elephants are killed, largely to meet the global demand for ivory.Read the full story ›
Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has confirmed the Scottish Government will outlaw the controversial gas extraction technique.Read the full story ›
A leading toilet paper brand has been linked to the destruction of critical parts of the Great Northern Forest in Sweden, say Greenpeace.Read the full story ›