As part of a drive to make the big apple greener, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that the city’s fleet of taxis will be converted to hybrid models by 2012. Hybrid cars, which run on a combination of electricity and petro
A report entitled The Ampere Strikes Back suggests that gadgets such as computers, CD players and flat-screen TVs are increasingly using larger amounts of electricity and are undermining the fight against climate change. A report entitled The Amper
It has been announced today that European Climate Exchange has now traded over a billion tons of carbon since its inception two years ago. The underlying market value of this volume of trade stands at 18.3 billion euros. The ECX is by far the larg
Climate change fears in Australia have prompted the government to announce plans to set up a protected eco-corridor. Running the length of the East Coast, it will link Australia’s various ecosystems, from the temperate south to the northen rainforest.
A swarm of potentially lethal Black widow spiders have invaded the shorelines of Agigea and Eforie and Gheorghe Mustata in Romania. Their venom is more potent than that produced by rattlesnakes. Notwithstanding this, due to the spiders’ minute dimensions,
We’ve all seen mother nature depicted in art, but it is not often that you see it made from sustainable materials. Andy Goldsworthy has taken this to the extreme by creating haunting sculptures made from materials such as branches, clay mixed with h