Emissions from consumption far outstrip efficiency savings
Emissions from consumption growth have exceeded carbon savings from efficiency improvements in the global supply chain of products consumed in the UK, according to new research by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at
NOAA says a return to previous Arctic conditions is “unlikely”
The Arctic region, also called the “planet’s refrigerator,” continues to heat up, affecting local populations and ecosystems as well as weather patterns in the most populated parts of the Northern Hemisphere, accor
First real-world analysis of electric car use reveals huge benefits
Six months into a year-long trial, CABLED (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators) drivers are travelling more miles, more frequently and are making longer journeys - indicating increased confidence and notab
UK must refurbish one house a minute until 2050 to cut emissions
Transformation of the fabric efficiency of buildings across Europe is necessary to radically reduce energy use and carbon emissions, a conference organised by the University of East Anglia (UEA) will be told.
Environment quangos: The list of what stays and what goes
The full list of Defra bodies considered by the Government's review of quangos and the decision on their future is provided...
Air quality tests confirm China’s success with energy efficiency
A collaborative, six-year study of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in Beijing and surrounding provinces suggests that combustion efficiency, a component of overall energy efficiency, is improving in the region.
Europe likely to miss future biodiversity targets, report warns
Europe is still far from meeting its 2010 biodiversity target and risks missing future targets unless it changes the way it manages its environment, warns a new report.
Study reveals long-term risks of storing captured CO2
The implications of CO2 leaking from storage sites under a variety of scenarios over the next 100,000 years has been studied for the first time.
UK oil use drops as renewable sector grows
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its quarterly energy statistics, which reveals a 5.3 per cent year-on-year fall in oil consumption and a big increase in the take-up of renewable sources of
NASA study reveals size of moon is shrinking
Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the moon shrank globally in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today, according to a team analysing new images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance
Nationwide study launched to link happiness with environment
Mappiness, an iPhone app mapping happiness across the UK, has been officially launched at the London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE).
UK's freak weather set to delay autumn, say nature watchers
It seems this year’s late spring is having a knock on effect in delaying autumn timings, according to initial observations from the Woodland Trust’s Nature’s Calendar survey, which studies the timings of common sea
Survey reveals environmental damage of car washing
It's a typical Sunday morning chore, but over half of British motorists are unaware of the environmental harm of regularly hand washing their cars.
Pollution drops but study finds inaccurate industry reporting
A thick blanket of yellow haze hovering over Houston as a result of chemical pollution produced by manufacturing petroleum products may be getting a little bit thinner, according to a new study.
US survey reveals state-wide support for climate change action
Large majorities of the residents of Florida, Maine and Massachusetts believe the Earth has been getting warmer gradually over the last 100 years (81 percent, 78 percent and 84 percent, respectively), and large majoritie