It had been thought that the long-beaked echidna, Zaglossus attenboroughi, named after...
Guess which country has experienced only 18 months of independence and is being brutalised as we speak?
By new contributor Tabi-Sal. If you feel like writing for us, drop us an email! There is a country which has only experienced 18 months of independence between colonial rulers. Its waters ar
10 Incredible Images of Meteor Showers
Image: Tommy Huynh When you wish upon a star, you may not be wishing on what you think you are. The reason is that shooting stars are of course not stars at all but meteors,
This is a video of a speech made during the G8 summit by our favourite celebrity/Governor of California. There is a presidential style in which Arnie addresses his questions, which at times is mildly ridiculous. The best bit in the clip is when he repeate
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.
Greenpeace hijack power plant!
Greenpeace, the environmental campaign group, have hijacked a power station in Kent. Their takeover was spurred by the prime minister’s decision to approve the UK’s first coal plant in over three decades. At the dead of night, fifty Greenpeacers l
Rio Live Earth Dead in the Water
Live Earth is just slightly less global this afternoon. Organisers of the series of concerts, aimed to promote awareness of climate change, had hoped that the concerts would take place on every continent bar Antarctica. However, it looks like they’re go
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
Indonesia wants to profit from their destruction of natural peatlands
The world’s peatlands are believed to store at least 42 billion tonnes of soil carbon. This would usually remain in the soil. However, human activity can result in it being released. Dutch research institute Wetlands International estimates that nearl
China to clean its act up
After a series of health warnings and recalls about Chinese-made products, China has agreed to clamp down on the use of illegal chemicals. Sun Zhengcai, Chinese Minister of Agriculture, told consumers that they had no reason to fear