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.
US carbon capture project starts to bury one million tonnes of CO2
An ambitious US carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has begun a three-year trial to pump one million tonnes of CO2 underground.
Air pollution costs Europe €170bn a year, environment agency report reveals
Air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in Europe cost citizens up to € 170 billion in 2009, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which analysed the costs of harm to h
Carbon cost of building new green homes equals 30 years of emissions
The greenhouse gas emissions from the construction of new houses are so high that they exceed the emissions from three decades of use, a new Finnish study has found.
Da Vinci's Last Supper faces new threat of damage from air pollution
Having survived long centuries, political upheaval, and even bombings during World War II, Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece Last Supper now faces the risk of damage from air pollution due to its location in one of Wester
Carbon capture and storage will increase air pollution, study finds
Carbon capture and storage technology will likely increase the levels of air pollution as its scrubs carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency.
Study finds rivers may support climate control in cities
Planners could make greater use of urban waterways to regulate environmental temperature in our cities, according to research presented today.
Public willing to pay more in taxes for greener urban space, survey finds
People are willing to paying nearly £400 a year in extra taxes or property costs for greener urban spaces, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.
Extreme daily weather shifts have increased over past decade
The first climate study to focus on changes in daily weather conditions has found that day-to-day weather has grown increasingly erratic and extreme, with significant fluctuations in sunshine and rainfall affecting more