(BBC News) A global search begins for food crops carrying traits that are able to withstand future changes to the climate.
(BBC News) Giving fishermen long-term rights to fisheries keeps stocks healthy, scientists conclude from a huge global survey.
(BBC News) China will launch its third manned space mission in late September, state-run news agency Xinhua reports.
(BBC News) As temperatures rise globally, strong storms in the tropics are getting stronger with faster winds, scientists show.
(BBC News) The remote Amazon basin was once home to complex urban communities, according to a study in Science journal.
(BBC News) French birds are moving northwards in response to climate change, but not fast enough, a study suggests.
(BBC News) How using the true costs of food could help climate change
(BBC News) Scientists describe what they say is the world's smallest snake - a creature just 10cm long and as thin as a spaghetti noodle.
(BBC News) Nasa's Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft identifies water in a sample of soil collected on the planet for the first time.
(BBC) - A "Green New Deal" is needed to solve current problems of climate change, energy and finance, a report argues.
(BBC News) Five years without fishing around the UK's Lundy Island have led to revival of its lobsters and other sea life.
(BBC News) The UN has given China the green light to bid in a one-off sale of a 108 tonnes stockpile of African elephant ivory.
(BBC News) The US state of Georgia blocks construction of a new coal power plant based on concerns over carbon emissions.
(BBC News) The International Whaling Commission's annual meeting ends with members agreeing to try and resolve their differences.
(BBC News) After a cold winter, Arctic sea ice has melted quickly, suggesting that summers could be ice-free within five to 10 years.
Natural CO2 vents on the sea floor show scientists how life will be affected as carbon emissions acidify the oceans.
Nasa says its Phoenix spacecraft is in good health after landing on Mars.
(BBC News) A Canadian research expedition finds dramatic evidence of the break-up of the Arctic ice-cap.
(BBC News) Iceland's minke whale hunt is set to begin, with environmental groups warning of damage to the country's reputation.