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Video - 600 strip naked on glacier in global warming protest

Blog entry by Andrew | 20 August, 2007 2 comments

Parental warning: Video contains nudity. (But not exactly anything that I'd call shocking.) Greenpeace Switzerland and artist Spencer Tunick teamed up for this, ahem, unusual project. Really well done. Big thanks to all the...

Sony belatedly unveils US recycling policy

Blog entry by tom | 17 August, 2007

In the last version of our Guide to Greener Electronics , Sony came bottom of the pack, mainly due to bad recycling policies and double standards on product take back in the US. Yesterday Sony announced a new US recycling scheme .

Stop the slaughter of sharks in Ecuador

Blog entry by brianfit | 14 August, 2007 6 comments

If you've ever eaten the Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup, you've had a taste of ocean destruction. Sharks are greatly valued for their fins which are sold for high prices in Asia. Shark fin soup is served at Chinese weddings and...

NASA adjustment - still plenty hot

Blog entry by Andrew | 13 August, 2007 2 comments

I've been seeing some misleading buzz in the blogoworld today, in part I think thanks to shoddy reporting by FOX . First the bad news, global warming is still a reality we have to deal with. As you can see from the graph above...

UK: Billions for roads, no billions for renewables

Blog entry by tom | 13 August, 2007 2 comments

This made me very angry this morning – a leaked UK government memo on renewable energy in the Guardian reveals how officials are already preparing excuses, spin and plotting because they fully expect the UK to miss the 20% renewables...

Global warming and the false debate

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 August, 2007 6 comments

Regular readers of this blog are no doubt familiar with how companies like Exxon , working with the Bush administration create a false sense of debate about global warming. But at long last, there are signs the US mainstream media is...

Much ado about nothing: Apple's new iMac

Blog entry by tom | 10 August, 2007 9 comments

I feel a little bit ashamed but, as I have already said , I can't resist to have a look at the Apple rumours sites when there is a Steve Job's Keynote. For those who are not Mac fans, it may be useful to know that Apple doesn't...

Rain, rain, more rain and droughts

Blog entry by Andrew | 9 August, 2007

A couple weeks ago, Nature published a study confirming what computer models have long predicted, that global warming is causing changes in precipitation patterns. I wrote it up under the headline, " More heavy rain, predicted "...

Poisoning People? That's their problem

Blog entry by tom | 7 August, 2007 4 comments

While writing a feature on pollution from Chinese e-waste yards, Kevin, from our science unit, sent me some links to scientific papers on the e-waste pollution. Normally these are quite dense but a couple of things jumped out from ...

Remembering Hiroshima today

Blog entry by eoin | 6 August, 2007 5 comments

"The struggle of people against power," wrote Milan Kundera, "is the struggle of memory against forgetting." Washington dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima 62 years ago today, resulting in the deaths of over 140,000 people, almost all...

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