Green spaces reduce stress levels of jobless, study shows
Stress levels of unemployed people are linked more to their surroundings than their age, gender, disposable income, and degree of deprivation, a study shows.
Europe is falling behind on tackling unsustainable timber trade
EU countries are not doing enough to stem the flow of illegal and unsustainable timber or regulating its sale, despite the upcoming introduction of two pieces of legislation to halt its import, according to a survey by W
Earth loses 150 billion tons of ice each year, new study finds
There are few things on Earth that have undergone a more dramatic weight loss than the world's ice caps and glaciers, reports ENN.
Fukushima nuclear plant at increased earthquake risk, study warns
The earthquake risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant has increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that struck Japan last March, scientists have reported.
Cambridge University reveals breakthrough for super-efficient solar cells
New solar cells could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by over 25%, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge.
Survey reveals strong public support for wave energy
An experimental wave energy project in the UK has allowed researchers an early view of how the public might respond to large-scale development and the reaction is surprisingly positive. This is encouraging, says the stud
Electric-powered delivery trucks will soon make economic sense, MIT study
A company looking to purchase an electric-powered delivery truck today will be faced with a cost dilemma as the cost of a standard vehicle is nearly $150,000, compared to about $50,000 for the same kind of truck with a s
New NASA study confirms man-made influence over global warming
A new NASA study confirms the fact that greenhouse gases generated by human activity - not changes in solar activity - are the primary force driving global warming.
Richard Branson is the leading figure most trust on climate change action
Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson tops a poll of leading figures most people say is most likely to make them act on climate change, according to a new survey.
Met Office says decline in solar output unlikely to offset global warming
New research has found that solar output is likely to reduce over the next 90 years but that will not substantially delay expected increases in global temperatures caused by greenhouse gases.
New study measures CO2 effect on world's oceans and marine life
Nearly one-third of CO2 emissions due to human activities enters the world's oceans. By reacting with seawater, CO2 increases the water's acidity, which may significantly reduce the calcification rate of such marine or
NASA warns the next few years will be the hottest on record
A team of NASA scientists have warned an upswing in solar activity combined with the next El Niño will trigger record global temperatures over the next three years.
Areas of the Amazon switch from being a carbon sink to a source, study finds
Areas of the Amazon basin are switching from being a net carbon sink to a net source, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than it can absorb, a new study has found.
Working in an office can damage your health, new study warns
In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists are reporting that the indoor air in offices is an important source of worker exposure to potentially toxic substances released by carpeting, furniture, paint and other items.
One-third of cars' fuel consumption is wasted on friction, study finds
A joint study from the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland and America's Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has concluded that at least one third of a car's fuel consumption is used in overcoming friction, reports