Organic is best as study links climate change with milk quality
Wetter, cooler summers can have a detrimental effect on the milk we drink, according to new research published by Newcastle University.
Changes in ocean currents more dramatic than first thought, study
The unusually cold weather this winter has been caused by a change in the winds. Instead of the typical westerly winds warmed by Atlantic surface ocean currents, cold northerly Arctic winds are influencing much of Europe
Warming climate means red deer rutting season arrives early
Wild red deer on the remote Scottish Isle of Rum are rutting earlier in the year providing rare evidence that the changing climate is affecting mammals.
Energy efficiency measures will make plug-in motors too costly
California policies aimed at reducing electricity use and curbing greenhouse gas emissions have the unintended consequence of making new plug-in hybrid vehicles uneconomical, according to a Purdue University economist.
Family ties are vital in a changing climate, says bird study
While scientists believe that climate change and related extreme weather events such as drought and flooding will likely affect the earth's flora and fauna, just how much is not known. A new study by researchers Walter
Mountain glacier melt to add an inch to World sea-levels
Melt off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will contribute about 12 centimetres to world sea-level increases by 2100, according to research conducted by the University of British Columbia.
Climate change will trigger surge in power demand, study
New research has estimated that over the next 100 years climate change could cause up to a 20 per cent decrease in demand for electricity for heating in Northern Europe and up to a 20 per cent increase in demand for elec
1 in 5 juniors can't tell difference between a wasp and a bee
One in five UK schoolchildren can't tell the difference between a wasp and a bee, a study reveals today.
Study finds early-life diet affects chances of fertility success
The reproductive success of men and women is influenced by the food they receive at an early stage in life, according to new research by the University of Sheffield.
Alstom launches new tidal energy centre and test plans
Global engineering giant Alstom today inaugurated the new premises of Alstom Hydro’s Ocean Energy activities in Nantes.
Wildfires threaten runaway climate change, study warns
Climate change is causing wildfires to burn more fiercely, pumping more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than previously thought, according to a new study.
Green economy can boost health & prosperity, says EEA report
The European Environment Agency (EEA) released today its latest Environment State and Outlook report — SOER 2010 — a comprehensive assessment of how and why Europe’s environment is changing, and what is being done
Breakthrough in search for high-quality fuels from biomass
A team of international researchers have discovered a way of producing inexpensive renewable liquid fuel out of low grade oils made from renewable products such as farm waste and wood chips.
Urgent SOS call issued to help save Europe's bees
Bee mortality is rising while the number of beekeepers in Europe is declining, all of which could have a serious impact on food production since most plants and crops are pollinated by bees.
Greenhouse gases reach record levels and rising, warns UN agency
The main greenhouse gases have reached their highest concentration levels since pre-industrial times, a United Nations climate research body said today.