Statistics study confirms temperature increase forecasts
For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America.
Climate change is affecting fish and marine life, new report warns
The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) has launched its latest Report Card today at the World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh, looking at the impact of climate change on the marine environment.
Scientists create constant supply of sterile water using sunlight and air
Researchers at the University of Hull are developing a way to produce constant supplies of sterile water, powered simply by sunlight and air.
Buttercup disease found for the first time in UK's plants and crops
A plant disease normally found in subarctic climates has been identified for the first time in the UK in buttercups as far south as Herefordshire.
New study helps pinpoint levels of man-made greenhouse gases
A research team has developed a new monitoring system to analyze and compare emissions from man-made fossil fuels and trace gases in the atmosphere, a technique that likely could be used to monitor the effectiveness of m
Scientists create nature's battery with bugs that can store clean energy
New research at Concordia University is bringing us one step closer to clean energy after scientists extended the length of time a battery-like enzyme can store energy from seconds to hours, a study published in the Jour
DONG Energy to test new next-generation turbines in the UK
DONG Energy has confirmed it has received full consent to test two next generation offshore wind turbines at their Gunfleet Sands site in South East England. It is the first time that the Siemens 6 MW turbine will be tes
Each Brit bins more than half-a-ton of rubbish a year, official data shows
Each Briton generates more than half a metric ton of waste each year and over 50% of that amount is still sent to landfill, according to new statistics released by the European Commission today.
Dolphins show signs of severe illness in wake of Gulf oil spill
Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, are showing signs of severe ill health, according to NOAA marine mammal biologists and their local, state, federal and other research partners.
Back to the future as biplane jets could halve fuel consumption
Researchers have announced an unusual breakthrough in the fuel-efficient development of supersonic air travel – with the use of a biplane-style wings.
New report links an increased public cancer risk with fracking sites
Air pollution caused by hydraulic fracking has for the first time been linked to acute and chronic health problems for those living near the drilling sites, a new report has found.
Pollution hampers nature's ability to absorb CO2, study warns
Scientists have revealed a surprising discovery that iron oxide helps the world's oceans remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – but its efficiency is threatened by man-made pollution.
White roof tops stay far cooler in the summer, new study confirms
On the hottest day of the New York City summer in 2011, a white roof covering was measured at 42 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the traditional black roof it was being compared to, according to a study including NASA sci
New NASA study reveals fresh findings on Arctic ice loss
A new NASA study revealed that the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean’s floating ice cap.
New materials are super-effective at removing CO2 from the air
Scientists are reporting the discovery of an improved way to remove carbon dioxide — the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming — from chimneys and other sources, including the atmosphere.