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Monday 13 May 2013
Hadfield rocks a triumphant returns to Earth to the sound of a classic Bowie tune
Where there's Mucking, there's grass: For 50 years an old quarry was a giant rubbish dump. Now it's a thriving nature reserve
Sunday 12 May 2013
An Essex landfill site which once took 15 per cent of all London's rubbish has been ingeniously transformed into a nature reserve. The tip, full to a depth of 30 metres with the capital's garbage, was first covered with earth and then turned into grassland. Here, and in adjacent wetland and wooded areas, hundreds of rare species now thrive.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Fans of Sir David Attenborough are in for a tweet after the veteran broadcaster signed up to present a new series devoted to birdsong.
Friday 22 March 2013
Madness will kick-start a farewell to BBC Television Centre with an hour-long concert tonight to celebrate the building's 53-year history.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Familiar faces will gather to say a fond farewell to BBC Television Centre for a two-hour TV special as the corporation leaves one of its most recognisable homes after more than half a century.
Monday 11 February 2013
Our tears over the plight of animals in Sir David Attenborough’s documentaries show a stark contrast to the lack of consideration for animals in our own kitchens
Friday 25 January 2013
Viewers hypnotised by the BBC's landmark series Africa, with its stunning images of fighting giraffes and baby turtles scuttling into the sea, are watching pictures partly funded by the state of China, it can be disclosed.
Thursday 27 December 2012
A stuffy academic?
Tuesday 18 December 2012
An online forum for a uniquely British form of moaning has gone viral in the US. Liam O'Brien celebrates
Saturday 01 December 2012
Simon Usborne meets the Asian elephant rescued from a life of drudgery and abuse
Friday 02 November 2012
Curious about the history of our planet, but quite busy today? Internet artists melodysheep have the solution. They've edited together various pieces of footage and some lovely music to create a visualisation of the entire history of our planet in under two minutes.
Monday 29 October 2012
It isn't half nippy out, and with Britain about to be plunged into an increasingly familiar cold snap, it might seem a bit of an odd time to bring up climate change. Weather and climate are two different things, though I'm not alone in hearing grumbling about Britain missing out on the perks of global warming. But the truth is that the state of our planet is way down the list of our priorities. Despite the dedicated efforts of climate-change-denying flat-earthers, 57 per cent of us accept climate change is happening and is mostly down to the actions of humans, according to a poll by ICM a few months ago. But surveys show that our interest in the subject has long been waning.
Sunday 21 October 2012
5 Broken Cameras (94 mins, 15)
Thursday 21 June 2012
It’s possible to lose yourself for hours - in some cases, weeks - to these beautifully shot non-fiction films...
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