Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
This winter's extreme winds caused the biggest loss of trees in in more than 20 years, according to the National Trust.
The UK government is discussing new rules to stop farmers contributing to flooding through poor land management.
Elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger, but are fitter than mothers that delay, scientists say.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
The world's financial markets could be creating a "carbon bubble" by overvaluing the fossil fuel assets of large companies.
A great white is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
Doctors have upgraded the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield it from the virus's onslaught.
Mysterious lightning flashes that appear to precede earthquakes could be sparked by movements in the ground below, scientists say.
HMS Vanguard is to be refuelled at a cost of £120m after low levels of radioactivity were discovered in the cooling waters of a submarine test reactor.
Scientists using satellite tracking finally have some data on where very young loggerhead turtles go once they leave Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
Cuadrilla's shale gas resource is far bigger than previously thought, according to a geologist with the company.
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
Portuguese scientists identify a dinosaur that may have been the largest predator ever to roam across the European landmass.
A highly sensitive magnetic material that could transform computer hard drives and energy storage devices has been discovered.
The Italian government will unblock 2m euros (£1.6m) in emergency funding to save the ancient city of Pompeii, after rain caused walls to collapse.
Scientists say it is unlikely that any fish can survive in the oceans deeper than about 8,200m.
Anger may trigger a heart attack or stroke, with a "danger window" of about two hours following an outburst, say researchers.
Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London are aiming to reconstruct people's faces with stem cells taken from their fat.
A rare example of a type of prehistoric rock art, that could be 5,000 years old, is uncovered in the Highlands.
A "live fast, die young" life history strategy could have played a key role leading to the high tree diversity in the Amazon, scientists suggest.
A unique family of birds containing just one species has been discovered by researchers.
A snake wins a lengthy battle with a crocodile in northern Queensland, wrestling it, constricting it and then finally eating it.
Fewer crop species are feeding the world than 50 years ago, raising concerns about the resilience and nutritional value of the global food system, a study says.
An expedition to the previously unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific has revealed that giant eels and crustaceans teem thousands of metres beneath the waves.
Environmental campaigners Greenpeace accuse supermarket chain Tesco of stocking a brand of tuna that is caught in a way that can harm other wildlife.
Analysis of last year's pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire has concluded they were ineffective and inhumane, the BBC understands.
Record numbers of malnourished seabirds are being washed up on beaches following storms, say experts.
Gamekeepers in Scotland stepping up their campaign to end the ban on the docking of working dogs' tails.
Roger Harrabin looks how the Exmoor peat bogs are being restored to help soak up water – preventing it running off into rivers and causing flooding further downstream.