European green tax could create a million jobs and boost innovation
European governments could simultaneously reduce income tax, increase innovation and cut pollution by introducing well-targeted environmental taxes and recycling the revenues back into the economy, according to a pair of
Europeans told to sunbathe four times a week to boost vitamin D levels
Doctors have urged Europeans to sit in the sun for 15 minutes, four days a week, in an attempt to improve vitamin D levels in the region's population.
Greenhouse gas emissions are delaying Earth's next ice age, new study suggests
A scheduled new ice age could well have been upon us in the next millennium were it not for increases in CO2 due to humans, a new report suggests.
Survey reveals consumer interest in electric vehicles continues to slide
Consumer interest in plug-in electric vehicles continues to decrease, according to a new research report.
UK enjoys second hottest year on record... and the wettest ever in Scotland
The Met Office has released initial figures that confirm 2011 has been the second warmest year with Scotland suffering a record year for the most rainfall.
London Olympics need rain and wind to cut air pollution, study finds
The organisers of London's Olympic Games should be hoping for bad weather to reduce the capital's chronic air pollution problem, according to new research.
NASA says half of Earth's surface will be transformed by climate change
By 2100, global climate change will modify plant communities covering almost half of Earth's land surface and will drive the conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community t
New study warns of dangers of using hydrogen as an energy carrier
Using hydrogen as an energy carrier can help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with fossil fuels, according to recent research.
US believers in God support action on climate change, survey finds
A majority of Americans professing belief in God favour cooperative international efforts to combat climate change, according to a new public opinion poll.
Energy company starts project to convert wind energy to hydrogen gas
Energy company Vattenfall has launched unique project that allows wind energy to be stored and converted to hydrogen gas. The hydrogen can subsequently be used to generate electricity and heat in power plants or as fuel
Climate change is having a big effect on our holiday plans, study finds
As the seasonal cycle for plants and animals has shifted in recent decades because of climate change, new research has found a similar switch in human-related behaviour.
Ice melt on Mount Everest is accelerating with climate change, report finds
Climate change is having a damaging effect on the world's highest mountain range as studies reveal an accelerating rate of glacial melt.
Simple soap beads can offer a cheap and renewable solar-heating solution
A cheap and readily available material that can store heat energy collected from the sun during the day to be released slowly overnight has been developed by researchers in India.
Drop in carbon dioxide levels led to polar ice sheet, study finds
A drop in carbon dioxide appears to be the driving force that led to the Antarctic ice sheet's formation, according to a recent study led by scientists at Yale and Purdue universities of molecules from ancient algae fou
China's need for oil will equal US demand by 2040, new research suggests
Despite aggressive demand-management policies announced in recent years, China's oil use could easily reach levels comparable to today's US levels by 2040, according to a new energy study by the Baker Institute.