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Animals Recruited for War
US Army Since the dawn of time, men’s creativity when it comes to hurting other men has known no bounds, and his fellow beasts have, on occasion, been called into this service. This h
Figure it out - the environmental facts
7,000,000,000 – The number of people who will depend on the ocean for their food in the next 18 years.
Can US derail UN climate change talks?
Delegates from over 150 countries are currently meeting in Vienna to discuss how to move on from the 1997 Kyoto protocol. The UN targets on carbon emissions set at Kyoto will expire in 2012, and this week’s convention is seen as a key opportunity for
UN Climate Chief Skeptical about Global Carbon Tax. Why? Well it would cost $100 billion a year for starters!
The head of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Yvo de Boer said on Wednesday “I personally am skeptical on the notion of global carbon taxes.” The very same official however, claimed that taxes on a national level, as well as laws cappi
Geothermal Energy: Solution to the World's Energy Crisis?
Geothermal energy would produce 250,000 times the world’s annual energy needs with nearly zero impact on the environment – but the US typically says that the financial cost is too high. Swiss and Australian engineering firms are cur
Stop & Search I-Spy
As the Camp for Climate Action at Heathrow Airport warms up for a 24-hour mass demonstration this Sunday, organisers are anticipating trouble from the police.
Exhaust Fumes Give Heart Disease, New Study Shows
It turns out that exhaust fumes don’t just destroy your lungs and decimate the planet, they give you heart disease as well. A study released by UCLA suggests that inhaling tiny particles from exhaust fumes induces cardiovascular atherosclerosis, the sing
Global War-ing. Russian Style.
A week ago, Russian explorers laid claim to the mineral wealth of the Arctic by planting their country’s flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, in a move described as “heroic” by Robert Nigmatulin, head of Russia’s Institute of Oceanic Studies. <
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