Researchers believe that the ancient ice core may contain ice that was formed over 600,000 years ago – long before the appearance of modern humans.
Exceptions were made for the poorest countries as their access to energy is a clear benefit.
The researchers studied the evolution of the ice sheet over last 50 million years in the current study.
Industry will remain a focus of increasingly stringent decarbonisation policies as nations address their climate goals.
The hottest year in modern times experienced "multiple extreme events that weren't even possible without human influence".
The video of the animals reacting to their herd member's death was captured by an 8-year-old boy for his school science project.
In England, alcohol consumption - and wine drinking in particular - has increased significantly in recent decades. But is
the growth in glass sizes responsible for this rise?
A bacteria that can be deadly to humans if left untreated has been found in almost a dozen water outlets at a hospital in Kent.
Children should be made to play outside for two hours each day in order to halt a global epidemic of short sightedness that has the potential to create a surge in blindness.
Growing popularity of Greek staple generating huge volumes of food waste in the form of liquid whey, which scientists test for other uses.
Toxic pollutants are particularly harmful to developing brains because they can damage brain structure and neural networks, researchers say.
Our 2017 gallery kicks off with Barack Obama shedding a tear and ends with his successor inflaming the Middle East.
Total value of reusable materials in discarded electronics was at least $55bn in 2016 - more than the GDP of most countries.
An optical illusion featuring zig-zags and curves is confusing people across the world. Here are five other images that trick our brains.
Museum of London to honour nauseating urban by-product that blocks sewers. Here are some of the worst fatbergs on camera. Warning: put down any food you have.