Malaysian scientists are planning to clone the critically endangered leatherback turtle...
Tastes of Summer
Continuing our series of blogposts on seasonal food, this week it’s aubergines and blueberries in the spotlight. As well as being in season right now, blueberries are absurdly healthy, containing vast quantities of anti-oxidants. They’
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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
Witherspoon Won't Be Back
Catherine Witherspoon, the executive director of California’s air quality board, the body responsible for implementing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s much lauded green policy resigned yesterday throwing California’s environmental initiatives into turmoi
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
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?
Can Coal Ever be 'Clean'? Come on Chaps!
The Sierra Club has released a new study in an attempt to raise awareness of the full environmental impact of coal from mining to burning. According to the study, ‘The Dirty Truth About Coal’, half of America’s electricity comes from coal, which us
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
Endangered Monkey Business
Instead of the normal doom and gloom about global warming, carbon emissions, pollution and all the rest, some good news for a change. A large new colony of the endangered grey-shanked douc, a rare species of colobine monkey has been discovered in V