Big donors ditch rightwing Heartland Institute over Unabomber billboardGuardian Unlimited | 09 May 2012
Extremist US thinktank compared those who believe in man-made climate change to serial killer Ted KaczynskiAn ultra-conservative thinktank has suffered a mass exodus of corporate donors after running an ad campaign comparing climate change believers to a serial killer.The Heartland Institute has...
More wild fires erupt in TexasReuters | 11 Apr 2011
Six new fires erupted in Texas on Monday while more out-of-state firefighting reinforcements were dispatched to try to gain control in a state that has lost nearly 600,000 acres to wild fires since February 22.
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.
Some people's climate beliefs shift with weatherScienceDaily.com | 08 Apr 2011
In three separate studies, researchers surveyed about 1,200 people in the United States and Australia, and found that those who thought the current day was warmer than usual were more likely to believe in and feel concern about global warming than those who thought the day was unusually cold.
South Korean schools close amid radiation fearsGuardian Unlimited | 08 Apr 2011
More than 100 schools close in Gyeonggi province, despite the PM's office saying radiation levels in rain pose no health risk. More than 100 South Korean schools have cancelled or shortened classes over fears that rain falling across the country may show traces of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The Education Office of Gyeonggi province said it allowed schools to decide whether to open on Thursday.
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.
Climate change targets developing world's citiesReuters | 07 Apr 2011
Many fastest-growing cities, especially those in the developing world, stand to suffer disproportionately from the effects of climate change, a new study reported on Thursday.
House passes bill to stop EPA climate programReuters | 07 Apr 2011
The House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating emissions of gases blamed for warming the planet, a day after the Senate rejected similar legislation.
Green bankers can restore City's reputationGuardian Unlimited | 07 Apr 2011
Such traders can help Britain earn its way in a competitive global economy while supporting the realisation of a greener and more sustainable future. After the events that led to the credit crunch and our current fiscal situation, the last thing people want is more bankers. But what if they were...
Japanese nuclear engineers plug Fukushima leakGuardian Unlimited | 06 Apr 2011
Workers stem flow of radioactive water into sea using mixture of sawdust, newspaper, concrete and a type of liquid glass. Engineers battling to contain the crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant appeared to have turned an important corner last night after they stopped highly radioactive water from leaking into the ocean from one of the facility's crippled reactors.
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.
Kyoto pact rift threatens progress at U.N. climate talksReuters | 05 Apr 2011
Poorer nations upped the ante on rich countries at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday by demanding that the world's main climate treaty be extended from 2013 and for industrialized countries to deepen carbon-cutting pledges.
U.S. eyes more rules to prevent oil blowoutsReuters | 05 Apr 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is weighing more safety standards for blowout preventers on oil-drilling rigs, after a probe uncovered a possible design flaw that may have helped to cause last year's massive Gulf oil spill, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Tuesday.