For each 1C rise in temperature, tropical regions now release about 2 billion extra tonnes of carbon-containing gases
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Friday 19 October 2012
A small British company has produced "petrol from air" using a revolutionary technology that promises to solve the energy crisis while at the same time helping to curb global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Friday 19 October 2012
Our Science Editor says that the latest developments prove British companies are at the forefront of innovation in the green sector
Saturday 13 October 2012
A third runway at Heathrow would triple the number of early deaths from pollution linked to the airport, a new study claims.
Sunday 07 October 2012
The Government's plans to head off an impending energy crisis are shrouded in uncertainty, reports Mark Leftly
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover since 1985, according to a new study. The loss has been spurred by a combination of factors including hurricanes, coral-eating starfish and coral bleaching.
Sunday 30 September 2012
A report released September 26th projected climate armageddon in the not too distant future. According to DARA, the report's authors, 100 million people could die by 2030 and global GDP take a $1.2 trillion hit. Writing in Foreign Policy, Bjorn Lomberg casts himself a sceptic. It's "a house of cards built on dubious analysis and erroneous claims."
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Liberal Democrats have underlined their opposition to any airport creation or expansion in the South East after Conservative calls for increased capacity.
Thursday 02 August 2012
Palm trees could grow in the Antarctic if climate change continues unabated, new research has shown – just as they did 55 million years ago.
Thursday 26 July 2012
The car that goes from ZiL to 60 for two weeks
Wednesday 25 July 2012
London is facing moderate air pollution as the Olympics kick off, following several days of hot sunny weather.
Never before seen letters reveal the story of the scientist who laid the foundations of a cure for malaria more than a century ago
Tuesday 24 July 2012
When British doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered the crucial link between mosquitos and malaria at the end of the 19 century, he understandably thought it marked the beginning of the end of the deadly disease – rampant then not only in colonial India and Africa, but also in southern European countries such as Greece and Italy.
Thursday 12 July 2012
European plans announced yesterday would force carmakers to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a third by the end of the decade, slashing motorists around £3,000 over the lifetime of each new car.
Sunday 01 July 2012
How Mazda slimmed down to come up with a hybrid-beating SUV.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Audi's new A3 looks just like its dad – but there the similarity ends...
Thursday 21 June 2012
An electric car that (with a little help) goes the extra mile
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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