Study dampens global warming fears linked to CO2 increases
(Sun 27 Nov 2011 14:09)
The rate of global warming from doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be less than the most dire estimates of some previous studies, new research suggests.
2m lives can be saved with simple pollution action, UN report says
(Fri 25 Nov 2011 19:48)
More than two million lives can be saved each year by implementing the cost-effective measures presented in a United Nations report released today, which would help reduce black carbon, methane and ozone emissions.
Earthquakes as well as climate change responsible for sea-level rise
(Fri 25 Nov 2011 10:15)
Satellite data from the Torres Islands in the southwest Pacific suggest that rising sea-levels in the region widely attributed to climate change is also partly caused by sinking of the islands following earthquakes in th
NASA releases first-ever detailed contour map of the moon
(Fri 18 Nov 2011 21:24)
A painstaking study of the surface of the moon has helped scientists create the first-ever detailed map of the topography of the moon.
IPCC report warns risks from extreme weather events to increase
(Fri 18 Nov 2011 16:09)
Future heat waves are likely to get even hotter and more frequent and heavier rainfall will trigger more floods as global temperatures increase, UN scientists warned today.
NASA use satellites to help sustain a global population of 7 billion
(Thu 17 Nov 2011 22:23)
With seven billion people now living on Earth, the expanding demand for resources is exerting unprecedented pressure on global resources, especially forests, water and food. NASA and the US Geological Survey are using sa
Deepening Eurozone crisis threatens UK climate change funding
(Thu 17 Nov 2011 14:28)
An escalation of the Eurozone crisis could lead to a £3 billion UK climate change funding gap, according to a report by Ernst & Young
Recession-hit consumers are switching off from buying green
(Thu 17 Nov 2011 00:11)
An extensive new survey has gauged US consumers’ sentiments and behaviours related to sustainability and “green” products,
Global companies need to improve focus on water risk, report warns
(Wed 16 Nov 2011 10:01)
Big companies are failing to recognise and act on water-related risks, according to new analysis released today.
Nottingham tops UK city list to benefit from smart meter roll-out
(Tue 15 Nov 2011 20:44)
Nottingham is the UK's number one smart meter city based on a study that rates the technology's potential to help consumers reduce electricity and household bills.
US reliance on fossil fuels increases as energy use rises again
(Wed 09 Nov 2011 19:02)
American energy use went back up in 2010 compared to 2009, when consumption was at a 12-year low, according to new research.
International Energy Agency warns of a high-carbon energy future
(Wed 09 Nov 2011 11:41)
Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warned as it launched the 2011 edition of the World Energ
Generation gap found in shoppers willing to pay more to go green
(Wed 09 Nov 2011 09:45)
A green generation gap is developing after a survey found shoppers in their 20s and 30s are far happier than those in their 40s and 50s to pay a premium for food and drink products boasting a low carbon footprint.
Manchester United tops UK Government's carbon reduction league table
(Tue 08 Nov 2011 10:36)
Manchester United Football Club has come joint top of the league table under the Government's new flagship Carbon Reduction Commitment programme.
UK report blames fracking for series of earthquakes and tremors
(Wed 02 Nov 2011 13:06)
The UK Government is threatening to call a halt to controversial gas drilling after independent geology reports confirmed a series of earthquakes was linked to shale gas extraction.
World may fall short on global temperature targets, study warns
(Thu 27 Oct 2011 15:24)
Climate scientists say the world’s target to stay below a global warming of 2 degrees, made at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancun 2010, will require decisive action this decade if the goal i
Renewable energy boost with a greater focus on 'demand response'
(Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:30)
Greater 'demand response' is needed to improve the flexibility and resilience of electricity grids and help boost the environmental impact, according to a new report.
Calcutta leads world city list most at risk from climate change
(Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:44)
A major new mapping study, analysing climate change vulnerability down to 25km² worldwide, has revealed some of the world’s fastest growing populations are increasingly at risk from the impacts of climate related natu
Small business missing out on nearly £8bn in energy efficiency savings
(Tue 25 Oct 2011 20:33)
Energy inefficiency could be costing small businesses as much as £7.7 billion a year, according to new research by one of the leading energy companies, according to partner site GreenWise.
Chain hotels beat independent rivals to go green
(Tue 25 Oct 2011 19:58)
Chain hotels are doing a better job of going green than their independent competitors, according to a new analysis by Washington State University researchers.