World's first ever 'Brussels Sprout Battery' lights up Christmas tree
A team of scientists and engineers from The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair has created the world’s first battery made entirely of Brussels sprouts, which is being used to light an 8 foot Christmas tree.
Even if emissions halt, CO2 could still warm Earth for hundreds of years
Even if carbon dioxide emissions were to suddenly stop, the CO2 already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm the planet for hundreds of years, according to Princeton University-led research.
Research reveals how climate change affects bird migration patterns
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found out why birds are migrating earlier and earlier each year.
Chickens to benefit from surge in biofuels popularity
Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol, thanks to research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sci
New study links rainy, wash-out summers with melting Arctic sea ice
A new study offers an explanation for the extraordinary run of wet summers experienced by Britain and northwest Europe between 2007 and 2012. The study found that loss of Arctic sea ice shifts the jet stream further sout
People don't put a high value on climate protection, new research finds
Climate change is a perfect example of how people are bad at getting a grip on collective risks.
Liquid air technology could boost the role of renewable energy
Liquid air technologies could help Britain tackle some of its toughest energy challenges, says a new report launched at Parliament today.
Crop pests advance 3 km a year as climate change threatens food security
A new study has revealed that global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles at a rate of nearly 3 km a year.
US Government study finds renewable energy can be cheaper than gas by 2025
A new US Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies, if
Americans rely on more renewable energy than ever before
Americans used more natural gas, solar panels and wind turbines and less coal to generate electricity in 2012, according to the most recent U.S. energy charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Study finds danger levels of toxic metals in lipsticks
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
Air pollution linked to life-threatening hardening of the arteries
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
Earth's climate is hotter now than at any time in last 1,400 years
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
Climate change disaster map predicts bleak future for mammals
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).
Sea levels will rise by up to 2 metres... and it's unstoppable
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.