Summer is here and everyone’s off on holiday. Here are a few ways to reduce your...
Environmental Burials: a Step Too Far?
Deciding how a friend or relative would want their body to be treated after their death is one of the most difficult and emotional decisions that most people have to make, and whilst attempting to figure out how best to follow “What he would have wante
Another extinction for the Chinese Yangtze River?
Described as a “living fossil”, the Chinese sturgeon is a giant fish that has been around since the age of the dinosaurs. Adults can measure up to 4 metres in length and weigh 450 kilos. Thirty years ago, 2,000 Chinese sturgeons were spotted i
Baiji, aka yangtze river dolphin back from extinction
Earlier this month Environmental Graffiti reported on the extinction of the baiji dolphin, native to the Yangtze River in China. The dolphin was declared extinct after researchers conducted a comp
Epidemic threatens Mediterranean dolphins
It has been a difficult summer for the Mediterranean. As we reported a few weeks ago, its beaches have been plagued by swarms of jellyfish<
Treehugger.com Sold for a Cool $10 Million
Treehugger.com, began in 2004 as an environmental blog and grew to include forums, green lifestyle guides and web 2.0 projects such as hugg. The site is extremely popular and is ran
Want to be greener? buy a massage, not a TV
Most people who are educated in the environmental cost of our modern lifestyles know that of the “reduce, re-use, recycle” mantra, it is the first action which is most important – the need to reduce the amount of resources we use overall. Now this nec
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
UN: "desertification could displace 50 million people." Environmental Disaster?
Within the next ten years fifty million people could be driven from their homes by expanding deserts, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia, a report says. The study by the United Nations University, produced by more than 200 experts from 25
Lake Suddenly Vanishes in Chile
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