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China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars

The six-wheeled robot has made the hazardous descent to the surface of the Red Planet, China announces.

The most plastic-polluted riverbed in the UK

Part of the River Tame in Greater Manchester is the most plastic-polluted riverbed in the UK, scientists say.

Native oysters reintroduced into Firth of Clyde

A total of 1,300 oysters have been suspended in the water as part of a restoration project.

Calls for post-Covid 'revolution' in building air quality

Top experts in how diseases spread are calling for massive improvements to the air in buildings.

COP26: Alok Sharma urges nations to banish coal

In a speech ahead of the COP26 event, Alok Sharma will say the coal business is "going up in smoke".

Ignore hype over hydrogen heating, government told

The benefits of hydrogen-powered heating have been overplayed, say environmentalists.

Russia picks team for film shot on International Space Station

An actress and director will blast off in October - but Tom Cruise also plans to visit the ISS.

Wastewater is 'polluting rivers with microplastic'

"Frequent releases" of sewage create microplastic hotspots in UK rivers.

HS2 high-speed rail project begins underground tunnel

At 170m long, "Florence" is the largest ever tunnelling machine to be used on a UK rail project.

Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin over climate concerns, says Musk

The initial decision made by Tesla in March to accept Bitcoin caused an outcry from environmentalists.

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