Fukushima disaster could cause up to 1,300 deaths, study finds
Radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster may eventually cause up to 1,300 deaths and up to 2,500 cases of cancer, mostly in Japan, Stanford University researchers have calculated.
Global warming triggers boom in numbers of toxic blue-green algae
Human health could be adversely affected by a recent population explosion of water-borne micro-organisms that can release toxins into the environment, according to a new study.
Study cracks the secret of improving the climate change message
Effectively communicating climate change risks to the general public could all hinge on bringing the issue closer to home, research by a team from Nottingham and Cardiff Universities has found.
Kitchen air pollution is three-times higher than busy city centres
The air inside homes can have pollutant levels three-times higher that in city centres and along busy roads, according to a new study by the University of Sheffield.
Nuclear and coal-fired power plants at greater risk from climate change
Higher water temperatures and reduced river flows in Europe and the United States in recent years have resulted in reduced production, or temporary shutdown, of several thermoelectric power plants, resulting in increased
Small-scale green schemes have a bigger impact, study finds
Small-scale, local initiatives to promote pro-environmental behaviour change are more successful that more larger attempts to reach the wider public, according to a new study from the University of Southampton.
Forgotten pics reveal Greenland glacier melt was faster in 1930s than today
A chance discovery of 80-year-old photo plates in a Danish basement is providing vital new clues into how Greenland glaciers are melting today.
New study dispels myth blaming climate change doubt on ignorance
A new study has dispelled the myth that the public are divided about climate change because they don't understand the science behind it.
Western Europe has highest global risk of a nuclear disaster, new study warns
Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as the core meltdowns in Chernobyl and Fukushima are more likely to happen than previously assumed, according to new research.
Posh neighbourhoods are damaging to bees, new research suggests
Poorer neighbourhoods are a bee paradise compared to richer suburban areas where the pressure to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ often means gardens have manicured lawns and rows of regimented bedding plants that usually
Study analyses environmental impact of unused medication
A new study suggests that dumping old or unneeded medications in the bin can may be the best way to reduce the environmental impact of the 200 million pounds of pharmaceuticals that go unused in the US each year.
Pioneering system could slash future costs of carbon capture & storage
Researchers have developed a system to produce pure carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels in power stations, which will make it easier and cheaper to tackle using carbon capture and storage technology.
Forest-sourced biofuel is bad for the environment, new study warns
A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global impacts of deforestation on greenhouse gas emissions.
Paint particles could be plan B to protecting the planet
Dispersing fine light-scattering particles into the upper atmosphere could help to combat climate change, suggests a former UK government advisor and chemical engineer.
Biodiversity loss is as damaging as climate change and pollution
Loss of biodiversity appears to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to results of a new study by an international research team.