Earth's CO2 balance has remained the same for past 150 years
(Thu 12 Nov 2009 11:22)
New data show that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of carbon dioxide has stayed approximately constant since 1850, despite emissions of carbon dioxide having risen from about 2 billion tons a y
Carbon-soaking plants replace South Pole ice melt
(Mon 09 Nov 2009 23:56)
Large blooms of tiny marine plants called phytoplankton are flourishing in areas of open water left exposed by the recent and rapid melting of ice shelves and glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula.
Â£3m cloud study launched to understand climate change role
(Mon 09 Nov 2009 12:45)
The role clouds play in climate change remains a mystery, but the EUCLIPSE ('Cloud intercomparison, process study and evaluation project') project is set to shed light on this issue by using state-of- the-art technolog
Study finds direct link between traffic pollution and asthma
(Thu 05 Nov 2009 11:22)
Heavy traffic corridors in Calfornia cities Long Beach and Riverside are responsible for a significant proportion of preventable childhood asthma, and the true impact of air pollution and ship emissions on the disease ha
New study shows climate significance of land cover change
(Mon 02 Nov 2009 20:11)
Most land use changes occurring in the continental US result in raised regional surface temperatures, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Maryland, Purdue University and the University of Colorado
Europeans expect green travel
(Mon 02 Nov 2009 12:05)
A new survey reveals the importance of the the environment to today's traveller and the green credentials they expect in the hotels they visit.
Researchers can harvest energy from nature's motions
(Mon 02 Nov 2009 09:24)
By taking advantage of the vagaries of the natural world, Duke University engineers have developed a novel approach that they believe can more efficiently harvest electricity from the motions of everyday life.
Sea levels rising 3 times faster than in previous 500 years
(Thu 29 Oct 2009 10:30)
Sea-level rises are accelerating according to a study by an international team of environmental scientists.
Simplest measures can result in huge carbon cuts, says study
(Tue 27 Oct 2009 17:09)
New technologies and policies that save energy, remove atmospheric carbon and limit greenhouse gas emissions are needed to fight global climate change â€“ but face daunting technological, economic and political hurdles,
New world map reveals global impact if climate change goes unchecked
(Thu 22 Oct 2009 17:41)
A new map illustrating the global consequences of failing to keep climate change to under 2 degrees Celsius was launched today by the UK Government.
Hair gel becomes key weapon in climate change fight
(Wed 21 Oct 2009 10:08)
Researchers have found a firm fix to turn back the effects of climate change by using slabs of hair gel instead of roof tiles.
Carbon-offsetting and conservation can both flourish in rainforest
(Tue 20 Oct 2009 17:24)
Logged rainforests can support as much plant, animal and insect life as virgin forest within 15 years if properly managed, research at the University of Leeds has found.
Staggering 4.7 million servers globally are doing nothing useful
(Sun 18 Oct 2009 16:04)
Three-quarters of server managers believe a sixth of their machines do nothing but needlessly consume power, wasting an estimated $25 billion a year.
Flight endurance record for fuel-cell powered unmanned aircraft
(Fri 16 Oct 2009 13:07)
Protonex Technology Corporation, a leading provider of advanced fuel cell power systems, has announced that the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), through a programme sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has
Study balances city growth against global warming
(Wed 14 Oct 2009 09:28)
Houses on stilts, small scale energy generation and recycling our dishwater are just some of the measures that are being proposed to prepare cities for the effects of global warming.
Key new factor improves accuracy of climate change forecasts
(Mon 12 Oct 2009 10:05)
Climate scientists have for the first time successfully incorporated the nitrogen cycle into global simulations for climate change, questioning previous assumptions regarding carbon feedback and potentially helping to re
University leads the way in green construction
(Wed 16 Sep 2009 09:37)
The University of Salford has played a leading role in securing a massive Â£6 million towards helping construction firms develop greener building methods.
Carbon Trust puts marine energy on fast track to market
(Mon 14 Sep 2009 14:25)
New investment to focus on finding innovative and cost-effective ways to install and maintain large-scale offshore devices
Engineering facing low-carbon skills crisis, report reveals
(Mon 07 Sep 2009 11:31)
The UK's transition to a low-carbon economy could be stalled by a skills gap after a National Grid report revealed the brightest school leavers were not being attracted to an engineering career.
'King Car' outstrips greener transport
(Thu 27 Aug 2009 15:48)
Eco transport is still struggling against â€˜King Carâ€™, according to latest figures from the AA.