Climate change is affecting fish and marine life, new report warns
(Tue 08 May 2012 14:02)
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
(Fri 04 May 2012 11:02)
Researchers at the University of Hull are developing a way to produce constant supplies of sterile water, powered simply by sunlight and air.
Biodiversity loss is as damaging as climate change and pollution
(Thu 03 May 2012 10:03)
Loss of biodiversity appears to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to results of a new study by an international research team.
Buttercup disease found for the first time in UK's plants and crops
(Thu 26 Apr 2012 16:17)
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.
Seven-year shift as climate change moves mountain plants uphill
(Wed 25 Apr 2012 16:57)
Global warming is causing mountain plants to migrate to higher altitudes in the space of just seven years, new research has revealed.
New study helps pinpoint levels of man-made greenhouse gases
(Fri 20 Apr 2012 12:00)
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
Rivers flowing into the sea offer vast potential as carbon-free energy source
(Thu 19 Apr 2012 15:18)
A new genre of electric power-generating stations could supply electricity for more than a half billion people by tapping just one-tenth of the global potential of a little-known energy source that exists where rivers fl
Scientists create nature's battery with bugs that can store clean energy
(Wed 18 Apr 2012 18:53)
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
Study finds Greenland's ice cover is sliding into the ocean
(Tue 17 Apr 2012 11:31)
Like snow sliding off a roof on a sunny day, the Greenland Ice Sheet may be sliding faster into the ocean due to massive releases of meltwater from surface lakes, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Bo
DONG Energy to test new next-generation turbines in the UK
(Tue 17 Apr 2012 11:07)
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
Thawing permafrost study provides new clues to climate change
(Mon 09 Apr 2012 11:33)
Thawing permafrost more than 50 million years ago may have led to extreme global warming events, according to new research.
Satellite study reveals a decade of huge ice loss in Antarctica
(Thu 05 Apr 2012 16:51)
As the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite marks ten years in orbit, it continues to observe the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica’s ice shelves due to climate warming.
Birds sing louder than 30 years ago to be heard over city din
(Tue 03 Apr 2012 10:40)
Bird song is rising in volume after a new study found astonishing changes over the past 30 years.
Europe's SME shift to a green economy is gaining strength
(Wed 28 Mar 2012 10:54)
More than a third of European SMEs now have at least one full or part-time green employee, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey on "SMEs, resource efficiency and green markets".
Each Brit bins more than half-a-ton of rubbish a year, official data shows
(Tue 27 Mar 2012 10:57)
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.
Global city sprawl to nearly double within 20 years, experts warn
(Tue 27 Mar 2012 10:15)
Unless development patterns change, by 2030 humanity's urban footprint will occupy an additional 1.5 million square kilometres - comparable to the combined territories of France, Germany and Spain, say experts at a majo
Dolphins show signs of severe illness in wake of Gulf oil spill
(Mon 26 Mar 2012 18:31)
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.
Time is running out to stop irreversible climate change, experts warn
(Mon 26 Mar 2012 16:56)
Time is running out to minimize the risk of setting in motion irreversible and long-term climate change and other dramatic changes to Earth's life support system, according to scientists speaking at the Planet Under Pre
Third more households stressed over energy prices than three years ago
(Thu 22 Mar 2012 13:05)
A new report from the Energy Saving Trust reveals the number of households who are stressed over rising energy costs has more than tripled over the past three years.
Study confirms oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain
(Tue 20 Mar 2012 16:54)
Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact that this disaster has had on the environment.