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
Air pollution linked for first time to droughts and major storms
A groundbreaking new study has found an increase in air pollution can reduce rainfall in drought-affected regions and worsen the severity of storms in wet regions or seasons.
Healthcare costs of a decade of climate-change events tops $14bn
Health costs exceeding $14 billion dollars, 21,000 emergency room visits, nearly 1,700 deaths, and 9,000 hospitalizations are among the staggering impacts of six climate change-related events in the United States during
Climate change causing mass migration of tree species, NASA study finds
The forests of the future are taking a new shape as a huge "migration" of trees has begun across much of the West due to global warming, insect attack, diseases and fire, a new study has found.
Extreme melt of Greenland ice sheet could be difficult to halt
The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don’t hit record highs, according to new analysis released today.
Global CO2 emissions are on the rise again, energy report warns
Global CO2 emissions are expected to rise again following the first decrease in over a decade, according to the latest statistics released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Cash register receipts could be bad for your health, new study warns
A new study has found danger chemical bisphenol A (BPA) — a substance that may have harmful health effects — occurs in 94 percent of thermal cash register receipts.
Cutting-edge eco technology to be tested in two-year household trial
Washing machines that switch on automatically when the sun is at its strongest or homes which can choose to be heated by different green technologies - these are the smart home technologies of the future being investigat