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.
Survey finds men are more environmentally responsible car drivers than women
Male motorists are more likely to drive in a more environmentally friendly manner than females, according to the results of a new survey.
UK gives major funding boost to low-carbon fuel research
In a move that could potentially revolutionise major UK industries and help the country meet its serious social and environmental challenges, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has announc
Cultural effects of climate change are under-estimated, study warns
The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers, according to a new study.
Huge two-year study shows solar PV panels perform better than expected
A two-year solar energy project at the University of Sheffield has shown almost all of the 2,000 systems in the scheme are still performing better than expected.
Man-made emissions are stalling the start of the next ice age
Mankind's emissions of fossil carbon and the resulting increase in temperature could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age.
New system helps communities plan better for climate change
Climate scientists cannot attribute any single weather event — whether a drought, wildfire or extreme storm — to climate change. But extreme events, such as Hurricane Sandy, are glimpses of the types of occurrences t
UK faces higher risk of flooding and droughts as water crisis looms
The risk of flooding and water shortage in 2013 has increased because the Government is too slow in changing the way we manage our water, environmental leaders warn.
Research reveals why sea levels are rising faster than previously feared
Sea levels are rising faster than expected from global warming and new research is said to reveal the reasons why.
How global warming will change the face of UK suburbs
Britain’s suburbs will need a radical overhaul to cope with the effects of global warming, which will include decades of drought, soaring temperatures and violent storms.
Biofuel breakthrough as algae turned to crude in just 60 seconds
Researchers have reduced the multi-million year process to produce crude oil by using a simple cooking technique to produce 60-second biofuel.
Climate change is linked for the first time with devastating health impacts
For decades, scientists have known that the effects of global climate change could have a potentially devastating impact across the globe, but Harvard researchers say there is now evidence that it may also have a dramati