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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
Attenborough's Echidna Reprieved
It had been thought that the long-beaked echidna, Zaglossus attenboroughi, named after the television naturalist and living national treasure, was extinct. But following reported recent sightings by local tribespeople in the Cyclops Mountains of
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
UN’s Credibility Called Into Question
We have learnt over the weekend that the UN Commission on sustainable development: a body responsible for promoting economic progress and environmental protection is now to be chaired by Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe: once the most affluent c
Rhino's Sexual Dysfunction
As if poachers and deforestation weren’t enough to contend with, the incredibly rare Borneo rhino is facing extinction because of its own sexual dysfunction. The Borneo Rhino of which only 30 to 50 remain is a subspecies of the Sumatran Rhino, th
Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, It's a Super Butterfly!
A butterfly in the South Pacific has just evolved its way out of extinction in just a year, displaying the fastest evolutionary change yet observed. The blue moon butterfly had been decimated by a parasite, but has now evolved a resistance to the bacteri
Run! Fire Next to Nuclear Reactor!
On Wednesday we reported that the world’s largest nuclear plant sat on top of an active geological fault line, the one that caused Monday’s earthquake. Well another day, another nuclear horror sto
"Harrar!" For Ethiopia - Starbucks Backs Down
A little while ago you may remember that Starbucks was attempting to block an attempt by the Ethiopian government to trademark its best-known coffee beans, Sidamo and Harrar. In a typical case of David and Goliath, Starbucks has backed down, meaning that
MPs Call for Tougher Climate Change Bill
The government’s much publicised climate change bill has received stinging criticism from MPs. The cross party select committee on the environment, food and rural affairs have identified a number of major faults in the bill. The bill is, say the commi