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Miracle Solution to Biofuel Dilemma
The Seashore Mallow, an unassuming plant with a hibiscus-like pink flower might be an unlikely climate change saviour. However, the plant, native to North America may be the future of biofuels. The flower has two advantages over other potential bi
'Nail in the Coffin' for Climate Change Sceptics
A study released yesterday has once and for all lain to rest the argument that recent rises in global temperature have been caused by increased solar activity. The new analysis, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society by Professor Michael Lockw
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
Save The Rainforest by Eating Yogurt
Deforestation, and in particular rainforest destruction is a contentious issue; a heated topic. A plethora of popular websites claim to plant trees in exchange for donations, and even Dell has hopped on the bandwagon. When you buy a new computer you can s
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
8,500 Square Miles of Pollution and Growing?
In the Gulf of Mexico every year a ‘Dead Zone’ appears; an expanse of ocean where the water is so oxygen depleted that it is impossible for marine life to survive. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year the ‘dead zone
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The Heat is on Steorn's Orbo
Last year, Steorn, an Irish technology company made the claim that they developed a free energy technology. In August of 2006, Steorn placed an ad in the Economist to attract the world’s leading scientists to try and disprove their technology. Several tho
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?