Aircraft contrails stoke warming, cloud formationReuters | 29 Mar 2011
Aircraft condensation trails criss-crossing the sky may be warming the planet on a normal day more than the carbon dioxide emitted by all planes since the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1903, a study said on Tuesday.
Granny osprey flies back to Scotland from Africa for record 21st timeGuardian Unlimited | 29 Mar 2011
Lady, oldest osprey in the UK, is preparing to mate in Dunkeld, Scotland, after travelling thousands of miles from the GambiaOne of the world's oldest ospreys, which has already laid 58 eggs and seen 48 chicks leave her nest, has returned to her roost in the Highlands, breaking her own record for...
Science Weekly podcast: Electric cars, the space shuttle and yeastGuardian Unlimited | 21 Feb 2011
Shai Agassi, CEO of sustainable transport firm Better Place, looks ahead to a world no longer dependent on oil - and why he thinks the UK isn't going to be overrun by electric cars any time soon. We never get bored of speaking to people who have been into space. As the shuttles prepare for their final lift-offs, we ask former Nasa astronaut Jeff Hoffman whether they would have been scrapped if Challenger and Columbia were still flying.
Great bustard project gets EU funding boostGuardian Unlimited | 19 Jan 2011
Scheme to reintroduce the world's heaviest flying bird to the UK has received £1.8m from the European Union. Efforts to reintroduce the world's heaviest flying bird to the UK have received a £1.8m boost from the European Union. The project to bring the great bustard back to Salisbury Plain has been bringing chicks from Russia to the UK for release since 2004.
Environment Agency to cut air travelEnergy Saving Trust | 09 Jun 2010
The Environment Agency has announced plans to reduce air travel. According to the department, a comprehensive review of staff travel patterns has revealed that the organisation has already reduced its business car mileage by 24 per cent over the last four years.However, it has plans to go further by strengthening its policy on air travel. Employees will no longer be able to take flights within England and Wales or to Eurostar destinations except under "exceptional circumstances".
Manchester Airport Hit By Climate ProtestsYahoo! News | 24 May 2010
Climate protesters have broken in to Manchester Airport, cutting through a perimeter fence and locking arms around an aircraft in a bid to block the freight terminal. Six campaigners created a human chain around a stationary plane, while a second group of around 10 people mounted giant tripods at the road entrance to the terminal.A banner reading "More air freight = more climate change. Stop all airport expansion now" was unfurled at the site.
UK, Ireland set new flying zone, cut ash disruptionReuters | 17 May 2010
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's air traffic control body said on Monday it had agreed the creation of a new flying zone with Irish officials and aircraft manufacturers to limit the disruption caused by ash emitted by an Icelandic volcano.
Campaigners visit Downing Street to thank Cameron and Clegg for runway cancellationGreenpeace UK | 13 May 2010
Airport campaigners headed to Downing Street today to present the new Prime Minister with a legal Deed of Trust containing the names of over 90,000 people who jointly own a plot of land at the centre of the proposed Heathrow runway development, and to thank David Cameron and Nick Clegg for agreeing to officially scrap the planned expansion.
Third runway plans for Heathrow scrappedFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 12 May 2010
Andy Atkins, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, welcomes an announcement that plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport will be scrapped.
Too much coal in this coalitionGuardian Unlimited | 12 May 2010
New government's green policies are progressive, but onshore wind and nuclear could prove stumbling blocks for Lib Dem-Tory coalition.
Is green living a relationship deal-breaker?Guardian Unlimited | 12 May 2010
In times past many couples split up after rows over one partner's faith. Now relationships are foundering over differing attitudes to recycling and taking flights.
Offshore windfarms to be used for air defenceGuardian Unlimited | 03 May 2010
Offshore windfarms will double as radar defence systems in a pioneering deal involving the Ministry of Defence, which previously opposed the erection of almost 1,000 wind turbines off the UK's eastern seaboard because of fears over their ability to scramble defensive radar.
Tories step up bid for new votesBBC World Service | 26 Apr 2010
The Conservatives are to woo Lib Dem voters and target Labour heartlands as their rivals focus on green issues and the NHS.
Heathrow shows clear air between partiesThe Independent | 19 Apr 2010
At six minutes past one last Monday afternoon, Linda McCutcheon answered her mobile phone in Sipson, Middlesex, and the environment, the forgotten issue of this election, suddenly became a live concern. She listened, scowled, and then pronounced: "That's put the stopper on it. I'm voting Tory."