Live Earth is just slightly less global this afternoon. Organisers of the series of...
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
Top Gear's Environmental Credibility, Oh Dear!
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has never exactly been an advocate of environmental issues, once saying “There will be no tree, leaf, lawn or peat bog that I won’t drive over.” His latest stunt, however, was even more of an environmen
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’
Pick Up a Penguin? Not this one - it's huge!
Penguins the size of humans roamed South America some 35 million years ago, and what’s more – they lived in Peru! A new study by North Carolina State University paleontologist Julia Clarke and her team have discovered two new species of pengui
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
A Rare Glimpse Inside China's Power Plants
Recent reports in the UK news suggest that China is currently building around two new power stations a week. This video provides a rare glimpse inside one of them. Is it so unique, or is it no different than Didcot power station? Why has it come to be a s
China Conceals 750,000 Pollution Deaths
The Chinese government has forced the World Bank to censor a study into the human cost of pollution in China. Earlier drafts of the report, Cost of Pollution in China: Economic Estimates of Physical Damage had estimated than 750,000 people died
Whole Foods, Empty Marks and Spencer?
Europe’s Biggest “Organic Supermarket” opened in London yesterday. At 80,000 square feet, 10,000 products and 500 staff, the High Street Kensington building is huge and – what’s more – it claims to revolutionise the way we buy food
Let's All Grow Trees On Mars
NASA scientists are examining a high altitude forest on a Mexican volcano in an attempt to understand the practicalities of colonising Mars. They see forestation as a crucial step towards making Mars habitable. They are examining Pico de Orizaba’s