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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
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
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
Rhino's Sexual Dysfunction
As if poachers and deforestation weren’t enough to contend with, the incredibly rare Borneo rhino is facing extinction because of its own sexual dysfunction. The Borneo Rhino of which only 30 to 50 remain is a subspecies of the Sumatran Rhino, th
UN: "desertification could displace 50 million people." Environmental Disaster?
Within the next ten years fifty million people could be driven from their homes by expanding deserts, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia, a report says. The study by the United Nations University, produced by more than 200 experts from 25
Politics For the Facebook Generation
This is a video of Dave Miliband, the Environment Minister, expressing a few of his views and how politics is changing and will change thanks to Web2.0
Carbon Credit Sales Reach One Billion Tons
It has been announced today that European Climate Exchange has now traded over a billion tons of carbon since its inception two years ago. The underlying market value of this volume of trade stands at 18.3 billion euros. The ECX is by far the larg
Run! Fire Next to Nuclear Reactor!
On Wednesday we reported that the world’s largest nuclear plant sat on top of an active geological fault line, the one that caused Monday’s earthquake. Well another day, another nuclear horror sto
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