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Is China too Dirty for the Olympics?
Last night China presented a dazzling display of fireworks and acrobatics to a crowd of 10,000 people as part of the official welcoming ceremony for next year’s Olympic games to be hosted in Beijing. Held in Tiananmen Square, notorious for the 1989 tr
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
Screw-top Wine Screwing Cork Forests
Cheap wine is usually awful. I mean, isn’t life just too short to drink vinegar? In an ideal situation… yes. However, as plastic corks and screw-tops increasingly become the norm (grabbing a 20% share of the market up from just 2% in 2000) something
Everest Highway Going Nowhere Fast
The Chinese government has seen sense and decided not to run a tarmac highway halfway up Mount Everest. The road, replacing an older dirt track, was to have reached 17,000 ft up the world’s tallest mountain. The authorities had argued that the roa
One Billion, The Latest Cost of Climate Change
As the floods across the north of England finally start to recede, the full extent of the devastation caused is becoming clearer. The Association of British Insurers has estimated that 27,000 homes and 5,000 businesses have been affected and that claims
Endangered Tiger Cubs Born in Romania
Two Siberian Tiger Cubs, one of the world’s most endangered species, have been born in a zoo in Romania. The cubs, Lenuta and Costel were born to six year old Gina and her mate Geo. They now weigh three kilos each. Siberian Tigers are perilously clos
New Global Warming Game!
Independent software developer, Midori is actually a really cool duo – a husband and wife team living in Burgundy. What’s more, they’ve released a new environmental game called, “Global Warning,” made for Mac OS X. Global Warning i
The Destructive Beauty of Demolitions
Stirlingfauld, Glasgow, UK, Photo: rassac Out of destruction comes creation, for good or for bad. Like any living organism and everything else, a building has a life-cycle. And wh
Huge Swarm of Jellyfish Invade Spain's Seas. Cause? Climate change
Spain is currently struggling to cope with a plague of jellyfish, which scientists attribute to rising sea temperatures.