Local wildlife has begun to feel the effects of the recent Russian oil spill as...
'Pay As You Throw' Plan Tossed
The UK government has backed off on a controversial tax that would have charged householders who do not recycle. Ministers were supposed to announce the new charges today, but the plan has b
BBC: it's not our job to save the planet
Plans to show a TV special on climate change have been scrapped by the BBC under fighting over impartiality. Senior BBC executives protested about the plans for “Planet Relief” which would devote a full day to programmes about the environment, claimin
The scientist, Professor Ian Wilmut, who led the team that created Dolly the sheep has received a knighthood in the New Year Honours. His knighthood was awarded for services to science. Professor Ian Wilmut and researchers from the <a href=”http:
Amazon Whale Dies
The minke whale that was lost deep in the Amazon river system has died. Residents spotted the whale carcass in the river on Tuesday. The body was found some two hours by boat from the city of Sa
Friends of the Earth retracts BSkyB bid
On Tuesday, we reported about Friends of the Earth’s bid to become BSkyB’s charity partner, which caused controversy within the environmental orga
And the New Potential Cancer Causing Agent Is......... Nanotechnology!
Nanotechnology, the science of working with or creating materials 1 nanometer(a billionth of a meter) large, holds amazing promise for the future, but some studies are suggesting some of these tiny particles can be added to the long list of items that cau
Bush Threatens to Veto $20 billion Water Projects Bill
President Bush will veto a $20 billion water projects bill unless lawmakers remove the billions added for new plants and new costs shifted onto the federal government, the White House said Wednesday. “Indeed, it seems a $14 billion Senate bill went
Pirahnas Attack Sideshow Bob
Two Bulgarian teenagers were rescued from a circus in Italy after one of them was forced to swim in a tank full of piranhas for public amusement this week.
Plastic bottles - are they really safe?
A statement given six months ago by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stated that human exposure to a key chemical used in modern plastics, bisphenol A (BPA) was well within safety limits and posed no immediate health risks, despite previous links