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.
Hydrogen could help cut emissions and boost wind and solar power
A new report reveals the significant potential for using hydrogen to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve the efficiency of renewable technologies, including wind and solar power.
Declining air pollution boosts life expectancy, study finds
A new study has found an association between reductions in fine particulate matter and improved life expectancy in 545 counties in the US from 2000 to 2007.
GE to develop fabric turbine blades that could halve costs of wind energy
Energy giant GE is going back to World War I technology to develop flat-pack wind turbines with blades made from fabric.
New study launched to look at helping the workforce go green
As homeowners are becoming more aware of the importance of turning down the thermostat to save on cash and carbon new research will help the workplace become as energy conscious.
EIB provides £100m for UK research on cutting emissions
Specialist research into emission control, process and low carbon technologies undertaken by Johnson Matthey will be supported by a £100m loan agreed with the European Investment Bank.
Research reveals predicted electric car boom at UK hot spot cities
New research released today by British Gas reveals a predicted boom in the take up of electric cars in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Epsom and Brighton.
Increased fishing depths put pressure on vulnerable deep-sea species
A new study reports that fishing depths in the EU have increased, with more deep-sea fish species being harvested. Deep-sea fish populations are often more vulnerable to effects of fishing, and the ecological impact of o
Owls hold key to reducing noise pollution from aircraft, study finds
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.