Super 20MW wind turbines could be in operation by 2020
Giant 20 megawatt (MW) wind turbines are feasible and could provide a cost-effective way of expanding Europe’s offshore wind capacity and providing cheaper electricity, according to a report from the EU-funded UPWIND (
Study finds new diets for livestock could cut climate emissions
Changing the diet of cows and sheep could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research funded by Defra.
Survey finds numbers of threatened wild tiger on the increase
The Indian Government has today released new tiger population numbers for the first time since 2007, indicating that numbers have increased in the country that has half of the world's remaining wild tigers.
Study finds wood pellet biomass increases greenhouse gases
Forest trees felled to produce biomass wood pellets for electricity generation actually increase greenhouse gas emission over a 40-year period, a new study has found.
Cutting CO2 will help reduce risk of droughts, study finds
Recent climate modelling has shown that reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would give the Earth a wetter climate in the short term.
Targeted approach sees big drop in household carbon emissions
Researchers in the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York have developed a new approach to help households reduce their carbon footprint
Oil-rich Middle East nations top water security risk list
Extreme water security risks across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) may lead to further increases in global oil prices and heightened political tensions in the future, according to a new study, which rates the re
Graduates pay to be green but take less action on climate change
University graduates are 25% more likely than people with no education qualifications to pay more for environmentally friendly products but are less likely to adopt small changes such as using public transport or turning
Extreme weather changes public's view of climate change
Direct experience of extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and willingness to engage in energy-saving behaviour, according to a new research paper published this week.
Solar power systems to lighten the load for battlefield soldiers
A revolutionary type of personal power pack now in development could help troops be more self-sufficient when they are engaged on the battlefield.
NASA study reveals global sea levels could rise 12 inches by 2050
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace, according to a new NASA-funded satellite study.
Killer heat wave cannot be linked to climate change, study finds
The deadly Russian heat wave of 2010 blamed for the deaths of 56,000 people was due to a natural atmospheric phenomenon often associated with weather extremes, according to a new NOAA study.
Public more likely to believe “climate change” than “global warming”
Many Americans are sceptical about whether the world's weather is changing, but apparently the degree of scepticism varies systematically depending on what that change is called.
Loss of plant diversity threatens Earth's life-support systems
The loss of plant biodiversity disrupts the fundamental services that ecosystems provide to humanity, according to an international team of researchers.
Children's health at risk from home energy retrofits, warns report
Home energy retrofits tackle climate change and when done right they should make homes healthier, while aiding families struggling with utility bills.