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AMAZON PROMOTES FRUSTRATION-FREE PACKAGING 0

AMAZON PROMOTES FRUSTRATION-FREE PACKAGING

Just in time for the holiday season, Amazon is switching to “frustration-free packaging” for more than 200,000 products. Products are not only easier to open, but they also come in sustainable and recyclable packaging....

HOW SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? 0

HOW SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?

New research shows that environmental educators need to hold strategic conversations with the public when discussing climate change. The focus should be on solutions rather than on the catastrophic consequences. With the media polarising...

WILDLIFE MAKING A COMEBACK IN EUROPE 0

WILDLIFE MAKING A COMEBACK IN EUROPE

The Eurasian beaver, European bison and White-tailed eagle have all been highlighted as species that have made a remarkable comeback in Europe over the past 50 years, according to a first ever in-depth report....

IPCC: HUMANS ARE BEHIND CLIMATE CHANGE 0

IPCC: HUMANS ARE BEHIND CLIMATE CHANGE

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest assessment on Friday and the conclusions are sobering and frightening: Climate scientists are 95 per cent sure that humans are to blame for climate...

CHINA PURSUING THE WRONG ENERGY POLICIES 0

CHINA PURSUING THE WRONG ENERGY POLICIES

The coal-powered synthetic natural gas plants that are being planned in China would produce seven times more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional natural gas plants, and use up to 100 times the water as...

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Obama declares war on coal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Those that fail to comply will have to be shut down. The Republicans are up in arms....

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EAT MEAT WITH LESS ENVIRONMENTAL GUILT

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a study today which shows how greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 per cent through the wider...

TOWARDS ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS 0

TOWARDS ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Water splitting in photo-electrochemical cells to yield hydrogen is a promising way to sustainable fuels. A team of Swiss and US scientists now made major progress in developing highly efficient electrodes – made of...

POLLUTED VACATION 0

POLLUTED VACATION

Three scientific organizations are offering a holiday with a difference… a cruise of the California-sized Western Garbage patch. Scientists, educators and eco-adventurers are being offered the unprecedented opportunity to join a research expedition through...

Carmakers must improve carbon efficiency by 2015 0

Carmakers must improve carbon efficiency by 2015

Several carmakers need to make their fleets even more carbon-efficient in order to meet 2012 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions target, according to updated data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The data also...

LED SOCIAL LIGHTING TRIAL 0

LED SOCIAL LIGHTING TRIAL

In the UK, the Energy Saving Trust has carried out a trial to show that LEDs can bring better light to social housing communal areas and offer energy savings. LEDs can lighten the gloom...

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News Story: Monday SMALL ADAPTION, BIG FUEL GAIN The first test flights of Airbus’s fuel saving wing tips prove how a small change in design can make a big change on the environment. “Sharklets”...