UK tops global league table for sustainable corporations
(Thu 26 Jan 2012 12:01)
The UK has topped the annual global league table that measures and ranks the world's largest sustainable corporations.
High-tech watch as endangered eels embark on epic trans-Atlantic trek
(Mon 23 Jan 2012 21:35)
The UK Environment Agency is using cutting-edge technology to track the start of the remarkable trans-Atlantic migration of endangered eels.
20,000 new species of living things found on Earth, official data confirms
(Thu 19 Jan 2012 11:50)
Nearly 20,000 new species of living things have been discovered in just 12 months and the discovery rate is rising, according to the official collection of biodoversity.
Study strives to find the balance between sea level rises and global warming
(Wed 18 Jan 2012 16:57)
Engineering our way out of global climate warming may not be as easy as simply reducing the incoming solar energy, according to a team of University of Bristol and Penn State climate scientists.
Energy companies will pocket rewards of smart-meters, MPs warn
(Tue 17 Jan 2012 14:18)
Energy companies may not pass on to consumers the savings from smart-meter technology, a group of MPs has warned today.
China, India and Brazil spy a greater role in the resource-rich Arctic
(Sun 15 Jan 2012 18:07)
With an eye on rapid changes in the resource-rich Arctic, countries like China, India and Brazil, which have no Arctic territories, are nonetheless knocking on the door of the increasingly influential Arctic Council look
Feed-in Tariff stalemate is costing UK's renewable industry £25k-a-day
(Sat 14 Jan 2012 14:30)
With the future shape of the UK solar industry on the line and at least £500,000 of taxpayer's money in the balance, the Government faces an anxious few days as it awaits the outcome of yesterday's legal bid to the Co
Individuals and private sector are vital in responding to climate change
(Sat 14 Jan 2012 12:05)
New research has found that individuals and the private sector have an important role to play in the provision of public policies to help society adapt to the impacts of climate change.
NASA study highlights key measures to slow pace of global warming
(Thu 12 Jan 2012 21:43)
A new NASA study has highlighted a series of key air pollution control measures that could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production.
List of natural disasters and extreme weather makes 2011 the worst on record
(Wed 11 Jan 2012 18:01)
A sequence of devastating earthquakes and a large number of weather-related catastrophes made 2011 the costliest year ever in terms of natural catastrophe losses.
Does Hyacinth the cow hold the key to a more sustainable future?
(Tue 10 Jan 2012 19:42)
A cow named Hyacinth is leading a campaign to ‘green’ a city by disposing of all its food waste by anaerobic digestion at Europe's first combined low-carbon energy centre and manufacturing farm.
Cities that invest to go green enjoy huge economy boost within 8 years
(Tue 10 Jan 2012 16:13)
A new study into the economics of decarbonising cities has found that UK urban centres that 'go green' will see a return on investment in between four and eight years, while cutting their energy bills by billions and c
Warming Arctic is decimating Harp Seal populations, study finds
(Mon 09 Jan 2012 15:56)
Scientists from Duke University and the International Fund for Animal Welfare have conducted a study of the harp seal in northern Canada
Stormy start to the year helps UK wind farms double energy output
(Fri 06 Jan 2012 17:35)
The UK's recent gales have helped wind farm operators nationwide to more than double their average output, according to analysis released today by Scottish Renewables.
Met Office predicts 2012 will be one of the hottest in more than 150 years
(Wed 04 Jan 2012 20:39)
A new Met Office study has forecast that the next 12 months will be in the top 10 of the hottest years on record.
UK slumps to third-bottom of European renewable energy league
(Mon 02 Jan 2012 10:06)
The UK is languishing third-bottom of the European renewable energy league, published today.
More electronics will be recycled than landfilled by 2020
(Fri 30 Dec 2011 12:58)
As the take-up of consumer electronics, mobile phones, and computer equipment continues to increase around the world, the business and environmental challenges associated with electronic device disposition at end-of-life
Scotland falls short on air pollution targets for second year running
(Wed 28 Dec 2011 09:02)
Scotland has failed to meet European targets to curb air pollution for the second year in a row – mainly as a result of traffic fumes, according to provisional data released this week.
Scathing Commons' report blasts Government over Feed-in Tariff cuts
(Thu 22 Dec 2011 00:01)
A damning new report by MPs on two influential select committees has criticised the Government's handling of cuts to the Feed-in Tariff scheme and described the “fatal impact” the plans have had on the UK solar indu
Homes account for a quarter of European greenhouse emissions from energy
(Sun 18 Dec 2011 10:38)
Home energy use is responsible overall for 25% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU), according to a new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA).