Last year, Steorn, an Irish technology company made the claim that they developed a...
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
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,
Prehistoric Fossil Fish Caught off Zanzibar
Fishermen from Zanzibar have caught a Coelacanth, the ancient fish that has puzzled scientists for decades. The fish, weighing 27kg was caught off the northern tip of the island and was rushed to the institute of marine science. The Coelacanth has
Rio Live Earth Dead in the Water
Live Earth is just slightly less global this afternoon. Organisers of the series of concerts, aimed to promote awareness of climate change, had hoped that the concerts would take place on every continent bar Antarctica. However, it looks like they’re go
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: <
McDonald's, Mc Eco-Friendly?
McDonald’s announced today that it plans to convert its UK fleet of 155 trucks to run on biofuel made from recycled vegetable fat from 900 restaurants. This will, they claim, save 1,650 tonnes of carbon per year. McDonald’s has launched a raft of appa
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
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