As the floods across the north of England finally start to recede, the full extent of...
Eco-friendly milk, bags of trouble?
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
What?!! They Built the Largest Nuclear Power Plant on an Earthquake Fault Line?
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, closed since Monday following the major earthquake in the north of Japan is now known to be placed directly above a significant geological fault line. This line was thought to be inactive until it caused Monday
Buy Organic and Destroy the Planet, Scientists Say
When Wal-Mart and McDonalds start offering organic and fairtrade products, you know ethical consumerism is taking hold. But is buying ethically all it’s cracked up to be?
Pick Up a Penguin? Not this one - it's huge!
Penguins the size of humans roamed South America some 35 million years ago, and what’s more – they lived in Peru! A new study by North Carolina State University paleontologist Julia Clarke and her team have discovered two new species of pengui
McDonald's, Mc Eco-Friendly?
McDonald’s announced today that it plans to convert its UK fleet of 155 trucks to run on biofuel made from recycled vegetable fat from 900 restaurants. This will, they claim, save 1,650 tonnes of carbon per year. McDonald’s has launched a raft of appa
Australia's Climate Change Corridor
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.
End of the Road for Gas Guzzlers
Lambeth Council have introduced a ground-breaking environmentally friendly parking policy, in an attempt to slash carbon emissions in the borough. New parking permits came into force yesterday which, innovatively, link cost to vehicle emissions
Top Gear's Environmental Credibility, Oh Dear!
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has never exactly been an advocate of environmental issues, once saying “There will be no tree, leaf, lawn or peat bog that I won’t drive over.” His latest stunt, however, was even more of an environmen
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