Time to get your green thumbs out: Schoolchildren from the United Kingdom will be receiving space seeds in the coming weeks to participate in a study on plant growth outside our Earth.
A recent study by the University of Oxford looked at these seabirds, which sometimes dive deep into waves to grab the same fish dolphins are seeking. Numbering at about 340,000-410,000 pairs worldwide, they're considered a conservation priority.
A section of metal debris was recently found near the United Kingdom's southwestern coast, and it bears what looks like an American flag. It was covered with barnacles.
Minute plastic scrubbing beads from toothpastes and creams make their way past sewage receptors and into oceans, disrupting marine ecosystems. Researchers recently learned their numbers are more sobering than we knew.
UK's premier botanical gardens, Kew, has discovered a new and beautiful type of waterlily while plant-hunting in Australia.
Earlier this year, citizens of the United Kingdom were given the unique opportunity to vote on which of 10 feathered friends would finally become their national bird - a position once unofficially held by the meanest and nastiest songbird you've ever laid eyes on. Now, after a little over two months of deliberation and tallying votes, the results are in.
Evidence of a prehistoric gold trade route running between southwest UK and Ireland has recently been discovered, suggesting humans were trading gold between the two countries as far back as the early Bronze Age (2500BC).
The UK's oldest sauropod dinosaur was recently discovered, oddly, when a fossil bone fell from a cliff face on the Yorkshire coast, according to a new study.
Scientists are still working to figure out how various noise pollution affects marine animals, and now new research suggests that the building of wind turbines may be putting the hearing of UK harbor seals at risk.
We've unfortunately got some bad news for bee lovers. Remember those harmful pesticides that are supposedly keeping our honeybees down? Well, it turns out they adversely affect other wild bee populations too - a revelation that may affect a historic EU decision slated for December.
Unlike a great many other first-world environmental agencies, the UK's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) remains fairly uncertain about neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides commonly called "neonics." Officials frequently cite one large-scale study in particular to argue that these chemicals are mostly harmless. Now, however, one researcher has set out to tell DEFRA that they've been wrongly interpreting that key study for the last two years.
As things stand, the United Kingdom does not have a national bird. That's what ornithologist David Lindo, who calls himself the "Urban Birder," wants to change. Ten birds have made a final short-list, and the Birder is asking the general public to vote which they think should represent their country.
The United Kingdom is planning to create the world's largest marine reserve in a remote part of the South Pacific, offering new, unprecedented protections to the more than 1,200 marine species that call this place home.