Environmental adj. Pertaining of and to the environment: 1 The natural world or...
This is a video of a speech made during the G8 summit by our favourite celebrity/Governor of California. There is a presidential style in which Arnie addresses his questions, which at times is mildly ridiculous. The best bit in the clip is when he repeate
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
As Tony Blair and Angela Merkel called for action against climate change attacking the White House’s position, Germany was trying to recover from the worst G8 summit vio
All Taxis to be Hybrids in Big Green Apple
As part of a drive to make the big apple greener, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that the city’s fleet of taxis will be converted to hybrid models by 2012. Hybrid cars, which run on a combination of electricity and petro
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
Black widows swarm onto Romanian shores. Cause? Global Warming.
A swarm of potentially lethal Black widow spiders have invaded the shorelines of Agigea and Eforie and Gheorghe Mustata in Romania. Their venom is more potent than that produced by rattlesnakes. Notwithstanding this, due to the spiders’ minute dimensions,
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
British Producers Responsible for Their Customers’ WEEE
Trust those wits in Brussels – they name a key piece of legislation for the waste management and recycling industry, the WEEE directive. Very Funny. In fact, so funny that it will come into force today and will have some pretty serious implications for Br
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