Energy efficiency report calls for new and tougher EU targets
Energy efficiency experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy demand across the European Union.
Scientists report a "rebound effect" from global CFC ban
The Montreal Protocol led to a global phase-out of most substances that deplete the ozone layer, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). A happy side-effect of the gradual ban of these products is that the Earth’s climate
Future aircraft could capture and re-use energy from landing gear
Aircraft of the future will be able to contribute to their own power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity.
Satellite study reveals devastating pollution impact of tar sands
The first satellite study of oil sands' surface mines has found rising levels of pollution that is the equivalent of a major power plant or a medium-sized city despite them being located in the middle of Canada's wilde
Hemp offers a greener way of insulating properties and cutting carbon
A team of researchers have found the hemp plant could be used to insulate the nation's buildings and reduce carbon emissions.
Green spaces reduce stress levels of jobless, study shows
Stress levels of unemployed people are linked more to their surroundings than their age, gender, disposable income, and degree of deprivation, a study shows.
Europe is falling behind on tackling unsustainable timber trade
EU countries are not doing enough to stem the flow of illegal and unsustainable timber or regulating its sale, despite the upcoming introduction of two pieces of legislation to halt its import, according to a survey by W
Earth loses 150 billion tons of ice each year, new study finds
There are few things on Earth that have undergone a more dramatic weight loss than the world's ice caps and glaciers, reports ENN.
Fukushima nuclear plant at increased earthquake risk, study warns
The earthquake risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant has increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that struck Japan last March, scientists have reported.
Cambridge University reveals breakthrough for super-efficient solar cells
New solar cells could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by over 25%, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge.
Survey reveals strong public support for wave energy
An experimental wave energy project in the UK has allowed researchers an early view of how the public might respond to large-scale development and the reaction is surprisingly positive. This is encouraging, says the stud
Electric-powered delivery trucks will soon make economic sense, MIT study
A company looking to purchase an electric-powered delivery truck today will be faced with a cost dilemma as the cost of a standard vehicle is nearly $150,000, compared to about $50,000 for the same kind of truck with a s
New NASA study confirms man-made influence over global warming
A new NASA study confirms the fact that greenhouse gases generated by human activity - not changes in solar activity - are the primary force driving global warming.
Richard Branson is the leading figure most trust on climate change action
Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson tops a poll of leading figures most people say is most likely to make them act on climate change, according to a new survey.
Met Office says decline in solar output unlikely to offset global warming
New research has found that solar output is likely to reduce over the next 90 years but that will not substantially delay expected increases in global temperatures caused by greenhouse gases.