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Realtimecarbon.org

New website shows best time to use electricity

Ecologist

17th July, 2009

Realtimecarbon.org offers electricity-users a chance to understand how changing their power habits can help reduce emissions more...
Pembrokeshire college

Welsh construction centre leads field in sustainability

Eifion Rees

16th July, 2009

The new Construction and Sustainable Energy Centre in Haverfordwest is a blueprint for the newbuild higher education buildings of the future, in Wales and beyond more...
Cliff-top wind turbines

Renewables are go (terms and conditions apply)

Ecologist

16th July, 2009

The new suite of measures proposed by the Government for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an impressive list... but as the information sinks in green groups have begun to find some holes more...
Wind turbines

Copenhagen success rests on cash and commitment

Ecologist

10th July, 2009

New research has revealed that a lack of finance and political commitment lie at the heart of the slow take-up of renewables, as a UK think tank calls for cash for low-carbon technology to be ringfenced more...
Rush hour on the M6

Policy rethink required to avoid worsening congestion

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

Building more roads is not the answer to worsening motorway congestion, according to new research from the Campaign for Better Transport, which advocates more low-impact solutions more...
A computer on fire

Computer companies breaking promises on toxins

Ecologist

7th July, 2009

Greenpeace's most recent green electrics guide shows that PC manufacturers are still not meeting their obligations in terms of phasing out toxic substances more...
A ploughed field

Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...
A lump of charcoal

Biochar: can charcoal really stop global warming?

Almuth Ernsting

30th June, 2009

Biochar - the charcoaled remains of agricultural waste - is being hailed as a huge opportunity to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But is the science sound, and do we have enough waste to go around? more...
Unpackaged, Amwell Street

Reusable packaging in the UK: cost the major factor

Eifion Rees

29th June, 2009

When it comes to reusable packaging and the environment, consumers are keen to do the right thing, but it seems sparking a refill revolution in Great Britain means getting the price right first more...
Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
A rice field in Madagascar

Extent of agricultural land-grab revealed on new website

Eifion Rees

22nd June, 2009

With rich, resource-poor nations increasingly outsourcing their food production to less developed nations, a new website aims to expose the extent of the agricultural land-grab epidemic more...
An old electricity meter

Government pledges smart meters for all by 2020

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

As the Government commits to a high-tech revolution in the home - meters that can be read remotely and may help alter energy habits - questions are raised about data security... and whether any of us will be interested more...

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Smoke rises from a nuclear facility's four chimneys

Finland's safety fears over next-generation nuclear reactor

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Safety concerns may halt construction of a new nuclear facility in Finland, posing questions about the viability of the next generation of European Pressurised Reactors destined for the UK more...
Rupert Sheldrake

It's all in the mind

Rupert Sheldrake

19th June 2009

Materialism as a scientific ideology has proved itself unworthy of the challenges we face - we must look elsewhere for life's answers, says Rupert Sheldrake more...
In the News

Scientists cast doubts on energy efficient technologies

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Our attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using more efficient technology might be doomed to at least partial failure, say scientists. more...
In the News

Global oil supplies peak in first quarter of 2008.

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Put the date on your calendar: global oil supplies peaked in the first quarter of 2008.
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In the News

Sweeteners to track waste water flows

Ecologist

1st July, 2009

Researchers may soon be using artificial sweeteners to track the path waste water takes. more...
In the News

Grant aims to streamline GM crop technology into Africa

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A charity has given millions to a biotechnology organisation in an aim to advance the use of biotechnology on crops in developing countries. more...
In the News

Internet ‘does not enhance learning’, report suggests

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

The findings of a new study suggests that our increased exposure to information technology has led to a decline in cognitive skills. more...
Interview

An audience with Sir David King

Jon Hughes

1st February, 2007

Sir David King is credited with bringing climate change to serious political attention. But he is also a campaign of GM crops. How does that square? more...
In the News

NGOs question 2nd-generation biofuels

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A group of US NGOs have published a letter examining second-generation biofuel technology. more...
In the News

Pesticide link to bee deaths

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

A former Washington scientific adviser has called for a worldwide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides that have been implicated in the decline of the honeybee population. more...
In the News

Call to bring GM reserach out into the open

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

The former chair of the European Food Safety Authority calls for more publicly-funded research into GM crops to avoid biotechnology firm bias.

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e-waste_MAIN.jpg

The dangers of e-waste

Dr. Keith Baker

4th June, 2009

In February 2009 the Environment Agency began its first prosecution against an individual for an e-waste crime, and claims to have prevented 33 shipments in the previous six months. more...
BTL_5.jpg

Behind the Label: chain lube

Pat Thomas

13th May, 2009

I know, I know. Every time you think you've gone your greenest, some killjoy comes along and raises the bar a little higher. Apologies in advance. more...

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