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Bumblebee lost to UK makes comeback on Dungeness shingle

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Bumblebee lost to UK makes comeback on Dungeness shingle

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The view is bordered by an airport, an army firing range, a sewage treatment plant and Dungeness nuclear power station, but Nikki Gammans hopes that the whole field looks like one gigantic banquet of flowering pla...

UN documentary forum shines a spotlight on global fight against hunger

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UN documentary forum shines a spotlight on global fight against hunger

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Filmmakers, activists, journalists, aid workers, policy-makers and United Nations staff are gathering in New York this weekend for a two-day documentary forum aimed at raising public awareness about the fight again...

‘Solar trees’ shine on Mexico City

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‘Solar trees’ shine on Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY — “Solar trees” have sprouted in Mexico City’s historic district. Three solar-powered lampposts shaped like towering palms are illuminating a pedestrian street downtown, thanks to the technology of a ...

The UK’s first ‘Seabin’ Can Collect Over 80,000 Plastic Bottles A Year From The Ocean

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The UK’s first ‘Seabin’ Can Collect Over 80,000 Plastic Bottles A Year From The Ocean

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For the first time in history, a plastic-collecting ‘seabin’ has been installed in British waters to help fight the growing number of pollutants in our oceans - estimated to be around eight million metric tons fro...

BioLite Camp Stove – a clever little gadget!

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BioLite Camp Stove – a clever little gadget!

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After extensive user testing and field research, the BioLite team has redesigned the camp stove unit to be smaller, easier to light and more durable. The BioLite stove burns wood or other small combustible materials. ...

Amazon inhales more carbon than it emits, NASA finds

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Amazon inhales more carbon than it emits, NASA finds

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A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming. This finding resolve...

Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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The World Wide Fund for Nature  is on the search for a champion community to lead the UK switch off for Earth Hour. WWF's Earth Hour is a simple idea that's quickly turned into a global phenomenon - hundreds of mi...

Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global Warming Announced in Rome

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Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global Warming Announced in Rome

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The largest effort ever to protect global food supplies against climate change was announced Friday in Rome. One-fifth of the world's plants are threatened with extinction. It's Cary Fowler's mission to fight bac...

UK could see its first law giving rights to nature

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UK could see its first law giving rights to nature

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  Could our legal system evolve to grant rivers, mountains, oceans, ecosystems and species that comprise nature legal personality – just like corporations? What would our world look like if we recognised in la...

Macedonia plants 7 million trees to revive its forests

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Macedonia plants 7 million trees to revive its forests

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Skopje: Macedonians took a day off work on Friday to plant seven million trees as part of a project started in 2008 to revive fire-ravaged forests in the landlocked Balkan country. "The main goal of the 'Plant to...

US wrests clean energy investment crown back from China

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US wrests clean energy investment crown back from China

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Global clean energy investment reached a record $260bn in 2011 as the US usurped China to become the world’s largest investor, analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) confirmed yesterday. Global investment ...

Kevin McCloud’s Cowley development approved in U-turn

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Kevin McCloud’s Cowley development approved in U-turn

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Plans for eco-flats in Oxford led by TV presenter Kevin McCloud have now been recommended for approval. Councillors at Oxford City Council voted to grant the plans at a meeting on Wednesday. They were previously turn...

The Tree Conference highlights vital role of Trees

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The Tree Conference highlights vital role of Trees

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Our favourite environmental blogger Ecohustler reports on The Tree Conference that is taking place in Glastonbury on Saturday 4th November. The Tree Conference – an exciting new venture spearheaded by a collecti...

Seed: The Untold Story

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Seed: The Untold Story

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Antarctic Ozone Hole 2nd Smallest in 20 Years

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Antarctic Ozone Hole 2nd Smallest in 20 Years

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The ozone hole above the Antarctic has hit its maximum extent for the year. Due to warm temperatures, the opening in the protective atmospheric layer was the second smallest it has been for 20 years, scientists...

Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) - The hottest 'green' toy in Germany isn't made of organic or recycled materials. That's so 2010. This one has a solar panel and only runs if kids remember to insert bright red 'energy stone...

Indonesia, Malaysia To Cooperate In Tackling Illegal Logging

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Indonesia, Malaysia To Cooperate In Tackling Illegal Logging

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JAKARTA, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Indonesia is ready to have talks with Malaysia on bilateral trade in timber amid increased allegations that the neigbouring state had been receiving Indonesian timber from illegal logg...

India’s mobile phone firms turn to green power

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India’s mobile phone firms turn to green power

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Thanks to India's erratic power supplies, over 60% of telecom masts currently rely on diesel generators, says the BBC's Shilpa Kannan Nearly a billion people use mobile phones in India and a network of broadcast mas...

Development of new lithium battery LiFePO4 could improve solar power efficiency and reduce cost

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Development of new lithium battery LiFePO4 could improve solar power efficiency and reduce cost

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A new type of battery - the LiFePO4 - could improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar power, scientists say. The team from  the University of Southampton looked specifically into the use of lithium batte...

Green Heroes

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Green Heroes

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Here are some heroes who need to be recognized for their work. From George Monbiot at The Guardian