You might think that a new survey showing that 86% of people claim that they worry...
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
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
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
Dolphins far from home could signal sea warming more… The thoughts of a green prophet
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’
How using eco-friendly fuel can make your pint cost more
It may seem strange, that a natural fuel can have such a bizarre effect on a nation’s favourite drink – strangely enough, this is exactly what’s happening in Germany. The story begins in Bavaria – one of the most famous beer-loving regions in Germa
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
Making a pile out of rubbish. How the British recycling industry is already worth £10 billion a year and will boom. more… They Tried t
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,