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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<
Chrysler Crashing into an Environmental Pothole
The US congress’ plans to legislate against gas guzzlers are having an effect on the automobile industry before it even passes into law. Chrysler, America’s largest car manufacturer has announced that they are to shelve plans to develop a new luxury seda
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
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.
Plane Stupid: an aeroplane that doesn’t cause climate change is like a cigarette that doesn’t cause cancer
In a field in Surrey, environmental protesters are gathering for Climate Camp 2007, a high-profile protest against the expansion of Heathrow Airport and air transport in general. Meanwhile, banned by a BAA injunction from attending the demo they were ins
Indonesia wants to profit from their destruction of natural peatlands
The world’s peatlands are believed to store at least 42 billion tonnes of soil carbon. This would usually remain in the soil. However, human activity can result in it being released. Dutch research institute Wetlands International estimates that nearl
The Ice Climbers
Image via: Alpe-Bohinje Climbing any vertical or overhanging cliff demands nerves of steel as well as a natural head for heights, but turn a rock face into an ice formation and you’re en
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
Rio Live Earth Dead in the Water
Live Earth is just slightly less global this afternoon. Organisers of the series of concerts, aimed to promote awareness of climate change, had hoped that the concerts would take place on every continent bar Antarctica. However, it looks like they’re go