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
1. Chernobyl, Ukraine When you hear Chernobyl, you immediately think nuclear disaster. It was, in fact the worst nuclear accident in history. A huge fallout cloud of radioactive dust spread across vast swathes of the Soviet Union, Euro
From tomorrow Waitrose supermarket will begin selling milk in a new form of “environmentally friendly” packaging: the reusable jug and plastic milk bag are to be launched in the UK. Whilst the supermarket is heralding this as the start of a new form of
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
The Sierra Club has released a new study in an attempt to raise awareness of the full environmental impact of coal from mining to burning. According to the study, ‘The Dirty Truth About Coal’, half of America’s electricity comes from coal, which us
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.