It had been thought that the long-beaked echidna, Zaglossus attenboroughi, named after...
WWF to sue: UK government funds environmentally destructive business ventures
The World Wildlife Fund, in partnership with the environmental and social justice organisation, the Corner House, is to sue a UK government department over financial support for a Russian gas project which threatens a rare species of whale.
Miracle GM Plants Stuffed With Rabbit Genes Mutate Into Toxic Vacuum Cleaner
A new batch of genetically modified plants are poised to cause controversy throughout the environmental community. A group of University of Washington scientists have created a poplar tree that can rapidly clean contaminated groundwater and soil, b
Miracle Solution to Biofuel Dilemma
The Seashore Mallow, an unassuming plant with a hibiscus-like pink flower might be an unlikely climate change saviour. However, the plant, native to North America may be the future of biofuels. The flower has two advantages over other potential bi
China Cracks Down on Polluters
China has halted industrial projects across eight regions after scores of factories failed environmental inspections despite a recent anti-pollution drive by the government. On Wednesday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao chaired a meeting of the cabinet that wa
Fancy your own Hobbit Home?
By Emma Morton Dug into a hillside in a secluded part of Wales, Hobbit homes, or rather low impact woodland homes, are springing up all over the place thanks to the Lammas Project. This project is the first of its kind and aims to demo
Lake Suddenly Vanishes in Chile
Geologists are investigating the disappearance of a two-hectare lake in Chile today. Located in the Magellanes region, 2,000km from the capital Santiago, all that is left is a huge crater with bits of ice that used to float on top. It is as if someone pul
Bizarre Bubbles Invade the Ocean Floor
Photo: CybersamX Bunches of grapes grown in a radioactive environment? The genetically modified eggs of some strange unidentified marine species? Or a fungal growth that would
The Great Sardine Run: The Largest Gathering of Predators on Earth
The great sardine run is a passage fraught with risk – representing as it does the largest gathering of predators on the planet.
Hedgehog + Bumble Bee (- Scrotum) = Lowland Streaked Tenrec
Image via purpleslinky Lowland streaked tenrecs not only have a funny name, they’re also loved by many because of their appearance, which seems to be a cross betwe