Tracking microclimates could help feed the worldReuters | 23 Jan 2012
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Scientists in Israel have developed a way of using satellite images to help farmers detect small-scale changes in climate and improve their harvests, a method that could bolster food supplies for an increasingly hungry world population.
Large investors urge progress at climate talksReuters | 16 Nov 2010
Stronger domestic and international policy is needed to help unlock investment in low-carbon technology in the absence of a global climate deal, investors with over $15 trillion of assets said on Tuesday.
The Hottest Jobs in Cleantech and Where to Find ThemClimateBiz | 06 Oct 2010
Solar power, biofuels and biomaterials continue to hold the best cleantech job opportunities in the U.S. with the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley again topping the list of 15 metro areas in the country with the greatest job activity, according to a new study from Clean Edge.
Science Weekly: Richard Dawkins, David Attenborough and algaeGuardian Unlimited | 12 Sep 2010
Alison Smith from the University of Cambridge joins us to discuss what single-celled organisms can do to cure our addiction to oil. Oh, and perhaps help make vitamins and pharmaceuticals too. Two of Britain's scientific heavyweights get together for a chat about pre-Cambrian creatures, neotenous sea squirts and the larynxes of operatic sopranos.
UK needs clean coal for new energy policy: governmentReuters | 16 Aug 2010
LONDON (Reuters) - New UK coal-fired power plants will need to fit carbon removing technology to comply with the upcoming Emission Performance Standard (EPS), energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne said on Monday.
Man builds nuclear reactor in warehouseThe Australian | 25 Jun 2010
A DESIGNER for Gucci surprises neighbours by revealing he has built a nuclear reactor. Mark Suppes, a 32-year-old amateur physicist with a passion for sustainable energy, constructed the $40,000 homemade fusion reactor in his spare time, the BBC reported.He is the 38th independent physicist in...
Environment worries to lift electric car sales: reportReuters | 18 Jun 2010
LONDON (Reuters) - Global sales of electric vehicles are set to rise this year due to worries about security of oil supply, the environment and fuel costs, UK consultancy J.D. Power said on Friday.
With Solar Valley project, China embarks on bold green technology missionWashington Post | 17 May 2010
DEZHOU, CHINA -- Uprooting the last traces of rural life on the edge of this northern Chinese city, laborers with chain saws spent a recent morning cutting down trees to make way for a hulking factory. A big red banner trumpeted the future for what used to be farmland: "The Biggest Solar Energy P... China - Energy - Renewable - Solar - Business
Use traditional methods to fight global warming: UN groupThe Independent | 12 May 2010
Centuries-old techniques to prevent desertification, energy wastage and other problems should be enlisted in the fight against global warming, a new UN-backed group said Wednesday. Traditional water management methods from the Sahara and Ethiopia and Iraq's Babylon area could be used alongside newer technologies such as solar power, the group said at its launch in Florence, central Italy.
Africa: Changing Technologies to Keep Up with Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 11 May 2010
Technological innovation is key to helping African farmers cope with the increasing challenges posed by climate change, say specialists. The increase in temperatures means we have less water in some places and we are already a drought-prone region.The technologies that we have on the shelf… like the seeds, may not be compatible with the increased temperatures, she added.
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.
Europe charts route for electric car roll-outReuters | 28 Apr 2010
Europe took the first steps toward a massive roll-out of electric vehicles on Wednesday, backing up past rhetoric with plans for pan-European standards that the industry has cried out for.
Britain's long road to clean coalchinadialogue.net | 16 Apr 2010
Geoff French is the vice president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a body that has criticised the pace of CCS development in the UK. Here, he talks to Olivia Boyd about the journey so far – and what more needs to be done.Olivia Boyd: Six months ago, you launched a report urging the British...
Eco-concrete made from rice husksBBC World Service | 13 Apr 2010
British and Indian scientists work together to make concrete from rice husks and coal ash to help tackle climate change.
Industry on the road to greener asphaltEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 12 Apr 2010
Low-temperature asphalt could slash a third off the carbon emissions of the much-used material over the next ten years. "The Carbon Trust has already launched a carbon-reduction strategy to help the aggregates industry reduce its carbon footprint by 20% and shave some £45million a year off its energy bills.
CryoSat-2 installed in launch siloScienceDaily.com | 06 Apr 2010
In readiness for launch on April 8, ESA's CryoSat-2 ice satellite has now joined the rest of the Dnepr rocket in the launch silo at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.For some years, satellites such as Envisat have been mapping the extent of ice cover. However, in order to understand how climate change is affecting these sensitive regions, there is an urgent need to determine how the thickness of the ice is changing.
Denmark needs wind turbine test centre: Prime MinisterReuters | 06 Apr 2010
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark needs a national test center for wind turbines to ensure that the country stays in the forefront of green energy technology development, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Tuesday.
Canada needs policy fix for green growth, studiesReuters | 25 Mar 2010
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada needs a clear, sustained climate policy to help its nascent green energy sector cash in on a rapidly growing global market for climate-friendly technologies, two reports said on Thursday. Governments must set stable policy and incentives, invest in research and remove trade barriers to make Canada an attractive play to develop, sell and adopt green technology, the Conference Board of Canada said.