Dr Steve Sweetman's 'jaw dropped' when a Portsmouth University student asked him to look at the specimens.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Science Correspondent Alok Jha
The main architect of the landmark Paris climate agreement has said she believes that a worldwide transition to a greener future is on the way - despite the US pulling out of the deal.
Christiana Figueres, the former UN chief climate negotiator, said she already saw clear signs that world leaders and business alike were waking up to the need for changes.
"For many different reasons I can see this transformation, this transition, is underway, she told ITV News Science Correspondent Alok Jha.
Ms Figueres said it was "very sad" to see Donald Trump take the US out of the agreement, adding that he had been "misguided" by his advisors.
She remains confident that the world's biggest economy will sign up again in the future, saying "The US will definitely come back into the fold...unless the United States want to go back into the dark ages - but who does that?"
Former Army officer Sophie Faldo won The Great British Bake Off - but it's not news for many after judge spoiler.Read the full story ›
The UN weather agency warned that rapid cuts to greenhouse gases are needed to avoid 'dangerous temperature increases'.Read the full story ›
Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will pay the new £10 T-Charge, meaning a daily payment of £21.50 to enter central London.Read the full story ›
Explosives experts were called to the nuclear reprocessing site in Cumbria, to help deal with chemical substances.Read the full story ›
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 ›