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Impacts on Ecosystems
The real war on motorists: record petrol pricesGuardian Unlimited | 05 Jan 2011
To be the real motorists' friend, the government needs to forget fiddling with parking rules and truly get behind electric vehicles. The price of a litre of unleaded petrol in the UK has reached a record high of 124.85p, according the government's national statistics, and that's without the VAT...
Population growth demographics spur climate changeReuters | 11 Oct 2010
The world is probably going to be a more crowded place by 2100 and demographic changes in this growing population -- how many more people there are, how old they are and where they live -- will affect climate-warming emissions, researchers reported on Monday.
Worse than pollution: crazy ants, bird-eating mice and murdering mink | George MonbiotGuardian Unlimited | 04 Oct 2010
They read like creatures in a gothic novel, but the species we've introduced round the world are real and cause untold harm. On a dark night last week a group of animal rights activists in Donegal made their own special contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity. They cut their way into a fur farm and released 5,000 mink. This, within their circles, was considered a clever thing to do.
BP to give collected oil proceeds for wildlifeReuters | 08 Jun 2010
HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc on Tuesday said it will donate net revenues from oil recovered from its stricken Gulf of Mexico oil well to restore wildlife habitats on the coastlines of four affected Gulf Coast states.
BP oil spill: death and devastation - and it's just the startGuardian Unlimited | 31 May 2010
It could take months or years for the true impact of the spill on surrounding ecosystems to emergeThe White House says the BP oil spill is probably the greatest environmental disaster the US has faced, but the true impact on surrounding ecosystems could take months or even years to emerge. Experts...
Young coral 'threatened by noise pollution'The Independent | 24 May 2010
As if it's not bad enough for them with pollution, fishing by dynamiting, global warming and ocean acidification, the world's coral reefs face a new threat - from noise.Sometimes referred to as "the rainforests of the sea", coral reefs are among the world's richest ecosystems, holding a quarter...
Tomorrow may be Britain's hottest day everThe Times | 18 Jul 2006
Roads have begun to melt and fans and air conditioning are placing massive demands on electricity suppliers as forecasters predict an all-time record high temperature for Britain tomorrow, when the mercury could nudge 38C.
EU's Barroso Says G8 to Renew Climate CommitmentsPlanet Ark | 11 Jul 2006
The Group of Eight leaders of the world's big industrial nations will reaffirm commitments to fight climate change this weekend after agreeing them last year, the head of the European Union's executive arm said on Tuesday.
Carbon pricing to encourage new nuclear power stationspolitics.guardian.co.uk | 15 Jun 2006
The British nuclear industry will build new nuclear power stations without direct state subsidies so long as the government sets a high price on carbon-polluting electricity, Malcolm Wicks, the energy minister, said yesterday.
Shell to Pick a Renewable Energy Source, Not Yetplanetark.com | 14 Jun 2006
Royal Dutch Shell will pick a renewable energy source for commercial production but it is much too early to tell which one, its Chief Executive said on Friday. "We don't know which form of energy will win, and we don't know how quickly we will know," Jeroen van der Veer said at a meeting of Dutch business leaders.