Sustainability is good for boosting business, survey reveals
(Thu 04 Nov 2010 17:04)
Seven out of 10 business managers know their organisation’s reputation and “bottom-line” would be boosted by adopting sustainable measures.
UK is Europe's most traffic-clogged nation, says car jam report
(Wed 03 Nov 2010 17:56)
UK drivers spend more time in traffic compared to drivers in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, according to a new study.
Global warming could trigger king crab invasion of Antarctica
(Mon 01 Nov 2010 18:47)
Invasions of voracious predatory crabs due to global warming could threaten the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica, according to newly published findings.
Potential “microbial mortuary” found on planet Mars
(Sun 31 Oct 2010 18:07)
Roughly 3.5 billion years ago, the first epoch on Mars ended. The climate on the red planet then shifted dramatically from a relatively warm, wet period to one that was arid and cold. Yet there was at least one outpost t
Emissions from consumption far outstrip efficiency savings
(Tue 26 Oct 2010 12:24)
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
Study reveals need for pan-Euro policy on low-carbon skills
(Mon 25 Oct 2010 19:34)
A new study provides a 'snapshot' of the environmental skills programmes available across different industries in EU Member States.
NOAA says a return to previous Arctic conditions is “unlikely”
(Sun 24 Oct 2010 23:41)
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
(Thu 21 Oct 2010 20:16)
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
Big economies of the future are most at risk from climate change
(Wed 20 Oct 2010 12:26)
A new index, calculating the vulnerability of 170 countries to the impacts of climate change over the next 30 years, identifies some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies, including India, as facing the
UK must refurbish one house a minute until 2050 to cut emissions
(Mon 18 Oct 2010 15:40)
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
(Thu 14 Oct 2010 14:21)
The full list of Defra bodies considered by the Government's review of quangos and the decision on their future is provided...
Business chiefs urge EU to increase ambition on emission goals
(Wed 13 Oct 2010 17:20)
Some of Europe's largest companies have called on the European Union to increase its ambition to cut EU emissions to 30 per cent by 2020 from 1990 levels in the interests of strengthening Europe’s economic future, boo
Air quality tests confirm China’s success with energy efficiency
(Fri 08 Oct 2010 15:00)
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.
Big business must press government on climate change action
(Fri 08 Oct 2010 10:12)
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is urging companies to engage with governments in the lead up to the UN climate change summit to encourage policy action and demonstrate the significant opportunities that are now reco
Europe likely to miss future biodiversity targets, report warns
(Thu 07 Oct 2010 14:55)
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
(Thu 07 Oct 2010 07:27)
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
(Fri 01 Oct 2010 10:10)
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
Faltering electric vehicle roll-out due to lack of European standard
(Tue 28 Sep 2010 14:57)
The continued lack of certainty regarding the new European-standard for electric vehicle (EV) plugs and sockets is delaying the roll-out of recharging point networks in the UK and across Europe, according to one leading
China overtakes US in global renewable league
(Thu 09 Sep 2010 12:23)
China has succeeded the US as the most attractive location in which to invest in renewable energy projects, according to Ernst & Young's latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices.
Over a quarter of UK finance chiefs are unaware of CRC, says survey
(Thu 02 Sep 2010 13:25)
Over a quarter of UK senior finance professionals are unaware of the introduction of the legally binding CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.