Study finds danger levels of toxic metals in lipsticks
(Thu 02 May 2013 14:37)
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores and detected lead, cadmium, chromium, alum
Supermarket delivery services are greener than driving to shop
(Mon 29 Apr 2013 14:20)
A new academic research study has revealed it is better for the environment to order the weekly supermarket shop to be delivered to your doorstep with carbon emission savings of up to 75%.
Air pollution linked to life-threatening hardening of the arteries
(Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:37)
Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries", according to a University of Michigan public health researcher and colleagu
Ultra-efficient wind turbine under development
(Wed 24 Apr 2013 13:03)
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are working with Scotland’s fastest growing private firm, energy company Gaia-Wind, to develop new wind turbine systems that will enhance the technology’s efficiency.
Quantum physics fuels research of new generation of solar cells
(Wed 24 Apr 2013 00:04)
The University of Salford is to conduct theoretical work on third generation solar cells, which will use to revolutionary semi-conductor nanostructures in order to significantly increase the electricity produced by sunli
Earth's climate is hotter now than at any time in last 1,400 years
(Mon 22 Apr 2013 15:16)
Fuelled by industrial greenhouse gas emissions, Earth's climate warmed more between 1971 and 2000 than during any other three-decade interval in the last 1,400 years, according to new regional temperature reconstruction
Discovery finds waste sulphur can boost electric car industry
(Mon 15 Apr 2013 12:09)
A new chemical process can transform waste sulphur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team.
Climate change disaster map predicts bleak future for mammals
(Thu 13 Dec 2012 10:57)
Mammals could be at a greater risk of extinction due to predicted increases in extreme weather conditions, according to new research published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Scientists develop solar PV fabric using energy generating thread
(Thu 06 Dec 2012 14:46)
Researchers have developed a unique fibre that can generate solar energy which can then be woven into material.
Sea levels will rise by up to 2 metres... and it's unstoppable
(Thu 06 Dec 2012 10:06)
The worst potential scenario for sea level rise around the US coastline this century is more than two metres, says an authoritative report issued today by NOAA's Climate Program Office.
NASA releases unprecedented series of images of Earth at night
(Wed 05 Dec 2012 20:10)
Scientists have today unveiled an unprecedented new series of images that provide a fascinating look at our planet at night.
Hydrogen could help cut emissions and boost wind and solar power
(Wed 05 Dec 2012 12:41)
A new report reveals the significant potential for using hydrogen to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve the efficiency of renewable technologies, including wind and solar power.
Declining air pollution boosts life expectancy, study finds
(Tue 04 Dec 2012 11:42)
A new study has found an association between reductions in fine particulate matter and improved life expectancy in 545 counties in the US from 2000 to 2007.
Antarctic research stations could be damaging the environment
(Mon 03 Dec 2012 18:52)
Antarctic research stations could be adversely affecting the local environment by emitting magnetic pollution, a new study has found.
GE to develop fabric turbine blades that could halve costs of wind energy
(Thu 29 Nov 2012 10:54)
Energy giant GE is going back to World War I technology to develop flat-pack wind turbines with blades made from fabric.
New study launched to look at helping the workforce go green
(Tue 27 Nov 2012 11:03)
As homeowners are becoming more aware of the importance of turning down the thermostat to save on cash and carbon new research will help the workplace become as energy conscious.
EIB provides £100m for UK research on cutting emissions
(Fri 23 Nov 2012 12:54)
Specialist research into emission control, process and low carbon technologies undertaken by Johnson Matthey will be supported by a £100m loan agreed with the European Investment Bank.
Research reveals predicted electric car boom at UK hot spot cities
(Thu 22 Nov 2012 11:27)
New research released today by British Gas reveals a predicted boom in the take up of electric cars in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Epsom and Brighton.
Global survey finds children's biggest ecological concern is pollution
(Wed 21 Nov 2012 16:19)
A comprehensive survey of youngsters from around the world has discovered the biggest concern they have about the environment they live in is pollution.
Increased fishing depths put pressure on vulnerable deep-sea species
(Wed 21 Nov 2012 09:10)
A new study reports that fishing depths in the EU have increased, with more deep-sea fish species being harvested. Deep-sea fish populations are often more vulnerable to effects of fishing, and the ecological impact of o