Luton Airport chiefs bowed to pressure from environmentalists today and shelved a...
Stop & Search I-Spy
As the Camp for Climate Action at Heathrow Airport warms up for a 24-hour mass demonstration this Sunday, organisers are anticipating trouble from the police.
The Ice Climbers
Image via: Alpe-Bohinje Climbing any vertical or overhanging cliff demands nerves of steel as well as a natural head for heights, but turn a rock face into an ice formation and you’re en
Environmental Burials: a Step Too Far?
Deciding how a friend or relative would want their body to be treated after their death is one of the most difficult and emotional decisions that most people have to make, and whilst attempting to figure out how best to follow “What he would have wante
China Conceals 750,000 Pollution Deaths
The Chinese government has forced the World Bank to censor a study into the human cost of pollution in China. Earlier drafts of the report, Cost of Pollution in China: Economic Estimates of Physical Damage had estimated than 750,000 people died
“The largest man-made environmental catastrophe”
The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society was rocked yesterday by the announcement by an international team of scientists that arsenic contamination in drinking water is “the largest identified man-made environmental catastrophe”. A present
The Finger Lakes
Image: Eflon What’s not to love about the Finger Lakes, a series of 11 glacial lakes oriented like the fingers on a pair of hands? There’s fishing, boating, camping, biking, hiking, ballooni
Illegal abortion chemical used to distress denim in Mexico
Factories in Mexico dedicated to “distressing” jeans in the trend for worn and faded denim are releasing chemicals into the soil and damaging crops and water supplies. The Tehuacán valley in central Mexico, once known as the “city of health” for its mi
Chemical Weapons and Suicide Bombers: The Wonderful World of Insect War
Researchers from Imperial College London have discovered that aphids fight off predators with a deadly chemical attack. The insects release a pungent mustard oil bomb to ward off its enemies, mostly ladybirds, and to protect the colony. The aphids
Environmental Graffiti's Movers and Shakers: Amy Vernon, the Queen of Social Media
Bacon Shoes Image: Zazzle Calling Amy Vernon a connoisseur of social media is putting it mildly: she is among Digg’s top 50 submitters of all time, is active on Twitter, Delicious, S