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Diet may reduce farm flatulenceYahoo! News | 29 Mar 2011
A change of diet could help flatulent farm animals reduce their greenhouse gas emissions a study has said.
Nuclear risk from plane crashes is higher than estimated, inquiry showsGuardian Unlimited | 21 Feb 2011
The risk that planes will crash into nuclear plants and release potentially lethal clouds of radioactivity is significantly higher than official estimates, according to expert evidence to a public inquiry. Studies submitted to the inquiry to expand Lydd airport in Kent, which began last week, cast doubt on assurances from the government's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that the dangers of accidental plane crashes are too small to worry about.
"Green" job creation risks backfiring: LomborgReuters | 06 Feb 2011
Investments to create new jobs in clean energies risk backfiring by curbing employment in other parts of the economy, a study commissioned by Danish "Skeptical Environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg said on Monday.
Forestry shows us what is wrong with UK politicsGuardian Unlimited | 04 Feb 2011
Though they are essential for our physical and spiritual wellbeing - locking away carbon, sustaining thousands of species, including our own, and providing pleasure and recreation – trees are under attack from all sides. We have known for years of the depredations of logging companies in the...
Philipp Kauffmann's innovation: rainforest-sourced chocolateGuardian Unlimited | 19 Dec 2010
The head of Original Beans advocates "replenishing while we consume" "Standard chocolate is trapped in a vicious model," observes Philipp Kauffmann. "It builds on one of the most exploitative supply chains that exist. It practically enslaves the poorest people in the world, destroys rainforests at...
Transport Minister pledges to monitor high speed rail noiseEnvironmental Protection UK | 10 Nov 2010
Philip Hammond MP says he will personally monitor HS2 for noise impacts.In his speech at a recent conference on high speed rail, Transport Minister Philip Hammond MP said he had personally "been over every mile" of the proposed HS2 route, "exploring different approaches to mitigating the most intrusive local impacts."
Fuel tanker in collision in English Channel: reportReuters | 08 Oct 2010
A fuel tanker was in a collision with a cargo ship in the English Channel on Friday and was in trouble, the BBC reported.The YM Uranus was carrying heavy "pygas," a type of gasoline, when it was in the collision with the Panamanian-flagged Hanjin Richzad off Brittany overnight, the BBC said. The ship is afloat and crew of the tanker have been all evacuated, the report said.
Lifestyle changes that make biggest eco-impactGuardian Unlimited | 14 May 2010
Ditching the car, having no children, eating less meat? It's hard to see how we could find a definitive answer, but let's give it a goWhat's the one lifestyle change I could make that would have the most positive environmental impact?B Levy, by emailFirst, many thanks to all those who have already...
Lift off for Europe's climate satelliteThe Independent | 09 Apr 2010
A satellite to study how climate change affects Earth's icecaps finally launched into space Thursday five years after a first attempt failed, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced. Its mission is to measure changes in the thickness of the vast ice sheets that overlie Antarctica and Greenland, as well as variations in the thickness of the relatively thin ice floating in the polar oceans.
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Chernobyl's legacy still undecidedBBC | 25 Apr 2006
In April 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, spewing radioactive material across many parts of Europe.
Ray of hope for endangered birdBBC | 16 Feb 2006
The only known habitat of India's rarest bird may yet be saved from destruction in a last-minute effort to re-route an irrigation canal.
Winter Olympics 'satisfactory' on environmentGreen Consumer Guide | 15 Feb 2006
WWF has revealed its first environmental assessment on the Turin Winter Olympics, which marks the event as satisfactory for green efforts. Despite the overall positive verdict, the conservation group notes that various ski jumps and tracks affect European protected sites, energy use should be lower throughout the event and the use of artificial snow increases the potential of damaging the ground while using large amounts of water.
Weather as big as politics in oil rally: IEAReuters | 13 Feb 2006
Extreme cold and violent storms have played as big a part in strong oil prices as political fear, the IEA said on Friday, though strife in Iran will stalk the markets for months to come.
UK government issues reporting guidelinesEnvironmental Finance | 31 Jan 2006
The UK government has published guidelines identifying 'key performance indicators' (KPIs) to help businesses report on their environmental impacts.
Scientists warn Russian oil pipe puts lake at riskReuters | 27 Jan 2006
A proposed Russian oil pipeline could cause permanent damage to the unique wildlife of Lake Baikal and must be stopped, scientists who conducted the state's assessment of the plan said on Thursday.
Chinese chemical threat to riversBBC | 25 Jan 2006
More than 100 chemical plants beside China's rivers pose safety threats, the country's environment chief has warned.