NASA research finds ocean levels are on the rise again after 18-month dip
(Tue 20 Nov 2012 13:44)
Ocean levels are rising again after an 18-month drop off caused by freak, heavy rainfall over land, a new satellite study has revealed.
Owls hold key to reducing noise pollution from aircraft, study finds
(Mon 19 Nov 2012 15:45)
Airlines and airports could soon be relying on nature for a unique way to reduce noise pollution after researchers found owl feathers are designed to minimise sound while in flight.
Shocking report reveals UK has lost 44 million birds since 1966
(Mon 19 Nov 2012 11:51)
Since 1966, the UK has lost breeding birds from the countryside at an average rate of a nesting pair every minute, say a group of conservation organisations in a report published today.
Study finds the oceans are home to one million different species
(Thu 15 Nov 2012 18:00)
At least one-third of the species that inhabit the world's oceans may remain completely unknown to science, according to an exhaustive, international study of the seas.
Survey finds men are more environmentally responsible car drivers than women
(Thu 15 Nov 2012 16:44)
Male motorists are more likely to drive in a more environmentally friendly manner than females, according to the results of a new survey.
New research finds mine waste could provide an effective CO2 trap
(Thu 15 Nov 2012 12:50)
It's time to economically value the greenhouse gas-trapping potential of mine waste and start making money from it, says mining engineer and geologist Michael Hitch of the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Could kite turbines in the sky be the wind farms of the future?
(Tue 13 Nov 2012 10:13)
Kite flying can be thought of as child’s play but a German company has taken the fun idea to produce a serious competitor to wind turbines.
UK gives major funding boost to low-carbon fuel research
(Mon 12 Nov 2012 12:09)
In a move that could potentially revolutionise major UK industries and help the country meet its serious social and environmental challenges, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has announc
Cultural effects of climate change are under-estimated, study warns
(Mon 12 Nov 2012 00:05)
The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers, according to a new study.
Huge two-year study shows solar PV panels perform better than expected
(Fri 09 Nov 2012 17:18)
A two-year solar energy project at the University of Sheffield has shown almost all of the 2,000 systems in the scheme are still performing better than expected.
Man-made emissions are stalling the start of the next ice age
(Thu 08 Nov 2012 18:17)
Mankind's emissions of fossil carbon and the resulting increase in temperature could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age.
Breakthrough science discovery can turn sugar into diesel
(Wed 07 Nov 2012 18:00)
A long-abandoned fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel to replace the fossil fuels now used in transportation, University of California, Berkeley, scie
New system helps communities plan better for climate change
(Wed 07 Nov 2012 15:36)
Climate scientists cannot attribute any single weather event — whether a drought, wildfire or extreme storm — to climate change. But extreme events, such as Hurricane Sandy, are glimpses of the types of occurrences t
UK faces higher risk of flooding and droughts as water crisis looms
(Tue 06 Nov 2012 13:20)
The risk of flooding and water shortage in 2013 has increased because the Government is too slow in changing the way we manage our water, environmental leaders warn.
Research reveals why sea levels are rising faster than previously feared
(Thu 01 Nov 2012 19:42)
Sea levels are rising faster than expected from global warming and new research is said to reveal the reasons why.
How global warming will change the face of UK suburbs
(Thu 01 Nov 2012 11:14)
Britain’s suburbs will need a radical overhaul to cope with the effects of global warming, which will include decades of drought, soaring temperatures and violent storms.
Biofuel breakthrough as algae turned to crude in just 60 seconds
(Wed 31 Oct 2012 16:27)
Researchers have reduced the multi-million year process to produce crude oil by using a simple cooking technique to produce 60-second biofuel.
NASA satellite study confirms record-low Arctic ice cover
(Tue 28 Aug 2012 12:39)
The extent of the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has shrunk to the lowest point since accurate measurements began.
Low carbon innovation in the UK gets £16m funding support
(Fri 24 Aug 2012 13:39)
Low carbon innovation in the UK has been given a big injection of cash with the launch of a £16million fund for entrepreneurs to develop new ideas.
Climate change is linked for the first time with devastating health impacts
(Thu 26 Jul 2012 19:15)
For decades, scientists have known that the effects of global climate change could have a potentially devastating impact across the globe, but Harvard researchers say there is now evidence that it may also have a dramati