EU biofuels claim challenged by academic study (News)EurActiv | 31 Jul 2012
German researchers have unveiled evidence suggesting that EU claims, according to which locally-produced rapeseed biodiesel cut back at least 38% of greenhouse gases (GHG) compared with fossil fuels, are unfounded. More '
China keen to avoid EU's CO2 market problems (News)EurActiv | 23 Jul 2012
China is considering price control mechanisms and tightly regulated markets for its emissions trading schemes (ETS) in a bid to avoid the price volatility and scandals that have hit Europe's ETS, as surveys show the country has reached European per-capita emission levels. More '
Rising Asia and old Europe need to work together (Analysis)EurActiv | 21 Mar 2012
Europe should engage more firmly with Asia not only in trade but also in foreign policy, climate issues and resource efficiency if it is to regain its powerful role in the international arena, argue Giles Merritt and Shada Islam from Friends of Europe. More '
Shale gas stirs ecology fears in South Africa's KarooReuters | 08 Apr 2011
South Africa's Karoo, a vast arid wilderness, may contain gas reserves that could solve the country's energy problems -- but only through an extraction process called fracking that has greens seeing red.
Is there a scientific consensus?Guardian Unlimited | 07 Apr 2011
Read about the project. Despite uncertainty about many of the details of climate change, there is a broad consensus among the world's most prestigious scientific bodies that the world is warming and that humans have played a significant role in creating that warming. Various studies have attempted...
Ireland climate victims' 'lifeboat'Yahoo! News | 06 Apr 2011
Ireland will act like a lifeboat for people fleeing drought rising seas and destructive weather in decades to come a leading climate change expert has warned.
Biodiversity vital to streams as extinctions riseReuters | 06 Apr 2011
As Earth enters a period of mass extinction, a study released on Wednesday offers a new reason to preserve biodiversity: it's an effective, natural pollution scrubber in streams.
Governments face climate test of resolve at Bangkok talksReuters | 03 Apr 2011
Governments face a test of their pledges to fight climate change next week when almost 200 nations meet in Bangkok to try to build on a modest deal reached last year that includes a new green fund and rising aid.
UK greenhouse gas emissions up 2.8 percent in 2010Reuters | 31 Mar 2011
Britain's greenhouse gas emissions rose 2.8 percent in 2010 due to increased power generation, largely due to cold weather early and late in the year, provisional data from the government showed on Thursday.
UK carbon emissions figures 2010 - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 31 Mar 2011
Reacting to the publication of UK carbon emission figures for 2010, Dr. Doug Parr, the chief scientist for Greenpeace, said: Climate-changing pollution should be falling, not going up – so what these figures show is that the UK is moving in the wrong direction. Politicians cant blame it on the beginnings of the economic recovery because whilst the economy has grown slowly, carbon emissions have grown faster.
Gas emissions reduced by changing farm animal diet says studyGuardian Unlimited | 30 Mar 2011
Research shows how to reduce the amount of methane produced by cows and sheep belching and breaking wind. A change of diet could help flatulent farm animals reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, a study has said. Government funded research aimed at helping farmers cut their contribution to climate...
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.
Will the Gulf Stream slow down?Guardian Unlimited | 29 Mar 2011
The Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Drift - which are part of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation – bring warm water, and with it warm air, from the tropical Atlantic to northern Europe. This helps keep the UK several degrees warmer than it would otherwise be. Although this system is unlikely to pack up entirely, the IPCC deems a slowdown of it "very likely" over the next century.
Transport to remain big polluter under new EU planReuters | 28 Mar 2011
Europe's transport chief called for a shift away from fossil fuels on Monday to cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect the economy from oil price spikes, but critics said his strategy lacked meaningful action.
Tiny traces of Japan radiation spread to IcelandReuters | 22 Mar 2011
Minuscule numbers of radioactive particles believed to have come from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected as far away as Iceland, officials said on Tuesday.