The French utility services group Veolia has won a contract worth 702 million euros...
Bottled Water Banned in San Francisco
Bottled water has been banned for San Francisco city workers under an order by Mayor Gavin Newsom, who claims it is too costly, increases pollution and is no better than tap water. According to the Mayor’s order “In San Francisco, for the pric
Global Warming Will Spark War
A number of recent studies have highlighted the danger that global warming could spark resource wars. One study, to be published in the August edition of Human Ecology, evaluated correlations between war and climate change between the years 1000AD and 19
Doing it for Devon - Global Warming Video
This is quite a funny global warming awareness video, featuring some good old-fashioned innuendo from the residents of Devon. The aim of the advert is to make the county’s inhabitants acknowledge ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint
Tinkering with nature or reducing carbon emissions?
Cows farting. Now there’s something you wouldn’t normally associate with climate change. However, methane a product of cattle flatulence, is a significant greenhouse gas. In fact, it is estimated that cattle produce 15% of the world’s green house gases,
Shell Enters Scramble for Arctic
Shell intends to start drilling for fossil fuels in the Arctic Ocean, it was announced yesterday. Next month, the oil company will send a fleet of ships to the Beaufort Sea off the Alaskan coast to begin exploration. Shell believes that the area
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 Environmental Graffiti Widget!
What is a widget? A widget is an interactive object that functions on third party sites. You can get the code and paste it on your myspace, friendster, xanga, google homepage and keep track of this blog really easily. Here’s what it looks like: <
The Slave Trade Behind the Ethanol Boom
When one is told about slaves carrying out back-breaking work in sugar plantations, it is easy to think of it as a relic of history, a chapter in the text-books. Unfortunately, such practises are not just confined to the distant past. It is still happenin
Icebergs, Ecologically Speaking "On Fire"
Combine the words iceberg and global warming together and what comes to mind? Probably an image of ice sheets falling down and the apocalypse! But what if I were to say that a new study carried out in the Southern Ocean by leading US scientists has found