Mobile app launched to get Londoners movingEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 10 May 2012
Green behaviour reward scheme Recyclebank has launched a new mobile app to encourage Londoners to walk and cycle more in a bid to reduce pollution and ease congestion.
Energy, mine activists win U.S. environmental prizesReuters | 11 Apr 2011
An ex-stuntman fighting for improvements at petrochemical plants and a renewable power developer who saw Chernobyl as a "wake-up call" are among the winners of a prominent U.S. prize for environmental activism.
Minister wants Germany to drop nuclear extensionReuters | 10 Apr 2011
The German government should scrap its plans to extend nuclear energy by an average of 12 years as a result of the disaster in Japan, Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen said in an interview published on Sunday.
China to ban imports of farm products from JapanReuters | 08 Apr 2011
China will ban the import of farm produce, including food, edible agricultural products and feedstuff, from 12 areas in Japan, the country's quarantine authorities said, as concerns about radiation contamination mount.
Japan's nuclear crisis casts doubt over carbon goalsReuters | 04 Apr 2011
Japan's protracted nuclear safety crisis has begun to cast doubts over its pledge of ambitious carbon emissions cuts by the end of the decade, which will rely heavily on plans to boost nuclear power generation.
Honeybees 'entomb' cells to protect hiveGuardian Unlimited | 04 Apr 2011
By sealing up cells full of contaminated pollen, bees appear to be attempting to protect the rest of the hive. Honeybees are taking emergency measures to protect their hives from pesticides, in an extraordinary example of the natural world adapting swiftly to our depredations, according to a...
Governments face climate test of resolve at Bangkok talksReuters | 01 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.
The week in wildlifeGuardian Unlimited | 01 Apr 2011
Don't get your feathers ruffled by our April fool's joke hidden among the the flora and fauna in this week's pick of images from the natural world.
UK households to save £23 a year by 2020Guardian Unlimited | 30 Mar 2011
Cost-saving potential set out in government plan for national roll-out of energy-saving technology. Smart meters, which monitor energy use in real-time, will save households £7.3bn over the next two decades, the government said on Wednesday as it set out its strategy for the roll-out of the energy-saving technology. The roll-out - the most comprehensive yet planned in any country – will require 53m smart meters to be installed in 30m homes and businesses, starting in 2014 and finishing in 2019.
The Green Energy Economy ReconsideredForbes | 29 Mar 2011
"Green" energy such as wind, solar and biomass presently constitute only 3.6% of fuel used to generate electricity in the U.S. But if another "I Have a Dream" speech were given at the base of the Lincoln Memorial, it would undoubtedly urge us on to a promised land where renewable energy completely replaced fossil fuels and nuclear power.
iPhone App Helps Companies Manage Water UseClimateBiz | 29 Mar 2011
In what it is calling an industry first, environmental software and services firm Locus Technologies debuted the eWell iPhone application to help organizations collect water-related field data.
China trialling carbon tradingThe Australian | 29 Mar 2011
CHINA is experimenting with carbon trading in a number of large cities because it knows that's the cheapest way to reduce emissions.
Green measures: Carbon price goes up to fund renewablesThe Independent | 24 Mar 2011
Two long-awaited steps towards Britain becoming a low-carbon economy were announced by Mr Osborne: the creation of a Green Investment Bank (GIB) and the establishment of a "floor price" for carbon.
Green measures at a glanceGuardian Unlimited | 23 Mar 2011
From the green investment bank to a carbon floor price - here are the environmental announcements made by the chancellor. Green investment bank. George Osborne confirmed, as the Guardian indicated last week, that the bank will be able to borrow money and raise capital rather than just be a finite...
Canada nuclear plan gets environmental OKReuters | 22 Mar 2011
Canadian regulators see no big environmental impact from a plan to expand a nuclear power station 70 km (45 miles) from Canada's biggest city, Toronto, but Greenpeace activists halted a second day of hearings with pleas for a delay while Japan unravels its nuclear mess.
Mauritania, Kuwait, Jordan water said least secureReuters | 21 Mar 2011
Mauritania, Kuwait and Jordan have the least secure water supplies, according to a ranking on Tuesday that says shortages in the Middle East and North Africa might cause political tensions and even higher oil prices.