Met Office launches weather game to better understand public responses
(Wed 24 Aug 2011 20:19)
The Met Office, in collaboration with the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, is launching an online weather game to investigate the response to different representations of probabilities, particularly for use in pres
Earth is home to 8.7m different species, new eco study finds
(Tue 23 Aug 2011 21:00)
Life on Earth study pinpoints the number of species on the planet... and 86 percent of life has still to be discovered.
Investing in healthy ecosystems can boost food security, UN report
(Mon 22 Aug 2011 18:43)
Investing in healthy ecosystems can boost food security, improve resilience to climate change and provide economic benefits for poor communities, says a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and i
Sightings confirm otters have now returned to every English county
(Thu 18 Aug 2011 12:56)
The sighting of two otters in Kent marks an impressive return of the iconic mammal, which was once on the verge of disappearing from England's waterways forever.
Research finds college students are flunking on fruit and veg
(Wed 17 Aug 2011 21:28)
College students aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables after a new study found students aren't even eating one serving per day, far from the recommended five daily servings.
Record year for ice melt at key Greenland glacier
(Wed 17 Aug 2011 18:35)
A key glacier in Greenland is melting faster than previously expected, according to findings by a leading, international team of academics.
Power station emissions caused less damage than first thought, study
(Fri 12 Aug 2011 15:22)
A British-Swedish team of scientists led by the University of Reading has discovered that emissions from power stations may have contributed less to the acidification of lakes in Sweden than previously believed.
UK failing to back switch to greener travel - report claims
(Thu 04 Aug 2011 19:01)
Government and local councils in England are failing to take value-for-money steps proven to cut traffic and carbon emissions - despite the advice of the Government's own expert advisor, a new report from Friends of the
UN tool for energy use and emissions may become global standard
(Wed 03 Aug 2011 20:51)
A tool developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for measuring energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in homes and offices is under consideration for standardization, a move that could lead to the cre
Number of car trips falls as cash-strapped motorists feel the pinch
(Fri 29 Jul 2011 10:22)
Households with one car are jumping behind the wheel 4.3% less often but cutting their mileage by 1.8% compared to two years ago, new figures from the Department of Transport analysed by the AA show.
UK's energy consumption increases as nation's CO2 emissions rise
(Thu 28 Jul 2011 22:33)
The UK's consumption of energy increased by 3.2 per cent last year, reversing a downward trend over the last five years, according to official Government data released today.
UK bogs to rise in value as its carbon importance becomes clear
(Thu 28 Jul 2011 18:33)
The price tag of Britain’s bogs could be set to soar, making them just as valuable as prime farmland after a review by scientists at Bangor University highlighted the growing importance of peatlands in carbon trading m
Fresh study casts further doubt on accuracy of climate forecasts
(Wed 27 Jul 2011 18:53)
Data from NASA's Terra satellite shows that when the climate warms, Earth's atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing energy to space than models used to forecast climate change have been programmed to sug
TV sets now 60% more energy efficient than 5 years ago
(Wed 27 Jul 2011 12:39)
A new study has found television sets are now 60 per cent more energy efficient that they were five years ago.
Fish stocks dip to critically low levels, experts warn
(Mon 25 Jul 2011 11:32)
A new study by top global fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations.
Report warns 680k London properties are at risk from flooding
(Fri 22 Jul 2011 13:25)
The Mayor should use his leadership to press forward action to address the serious risk of flood damage and potential loss of life London faces if there is severe rainfall, a new report from the London Assembly says toda
Survey studies sustainable building programmes across Europe
(Fri 22 Jul 2011 10:21)
A pan-European survey has been carried out to explore the take-up of four sustainable building certification organisations - DGNB, BREEAM, LEED and HQE.
Europe to cut sulphur dioxide emissions from shipping by 90%
(Mon 18 Jul 2011 15:34)
The European Commission has announced plans to lower the sulphur content of shipping fuels. The proposals should reduce sulphur dioxide emissions by up to 90%, and fine particle emissions by up to 80%.
Green certified companies may still create as much pollution
(Sun 17 Jul 2011 14:18)
Companies with environmental standard ISO 14001 certification may emit just as much air pollution as non-certified companies, according to a recent study.
Climate change poses a growing risk to safety of buildings
(Fri 01 Jul 2011 11:35)
Higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and temperatures under climate change are likely to increase the rate of corrosive damage in reinforced concrete structures, according to a recent study.