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  • Rain, rain, more rain and droughts

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 August, 2007 at 13:26

    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" with the UK floods as a... Read more >

  • Poisoning People? That's their problem

    Blogpost by tom - 7 August, 2007 at 15:44 4 comments

    Chinese woman smelts computer parts in the open air.

    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 reading this study:

    E... Read more >

  • Remembering Hiroshima today

    Blogpost by eoin - 6 August, 2007 at 20:10 5 comments

    Hiroshima umbrellas. Photo by manthatcooks on Flickr.

    "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 of them civilian... Read more >

  • Bush saves climate – really!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 6 August, 2007 at 18:34 1 comment

    Here's another update from Daniel (one of our climate policy advisers). Title is his choice. I'm never sure when he's joking. Dry sense of humor and what:

    Finally, Bush is doing something for the climate. On Friday, he announced that he wants to hold a... Read more >

  • Nearly 100 nations speak out at United Nations

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 August, 2007 at 18:10 1 comment

    From today's Globe and Mail:

    Nearly 100 countries speaking at the first UN General Assembly meeting on climate change signalled strong support for negotiations on a new international deal to tackle global warming.

    There was so much interest among worrie... Read more >

  • Oil to burn in the Arctic?

    Blogpost by Jamie - 1 August, 2007 at 18:37 4 comments

    After twenty years out of fashion, the term 'cold war' has become the hot favourite in Fleet Street once more. Not just because diplomatic relations between Russia and the UK distinctly frosty at the moment, but Russia's current Arctic adventures are ... Read more >

  • UK energy needs - "The Convenient Solution"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 1 August, 2007 at 14:58 1 comment

    This video from Greenpeace UK takes a look at why renewable energy and energy efficiency are the convenient solution to energy needs - arguing that nuclear power is a dangerous waste of money. Favorite line from the video: "Reaching for nuclear power... Read more >

  • Cheat Neutral

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 31 July, 2007 at 20:25 2 comments

    Cheat Neutral is a brilliant sendup of carbon offsetting schemes which proposes capping global infidelity levels by allowing people having affairs to pay others to be faithful. I laughed when I saw the site, but the video nearly made me fall out of m... Read more >

  • Instructables competition for green DIY design projects

    Blogpost by eoin - 31 July, 2007 at 18:39

    GO GREEN. Creative Commons licensed image from website.

    Treehugger, Popular Science Magazine and website have come together to make a competition for "how to" tutorials about green inventions and designs made from found items, used items, or just stuff that's eco-friendly. The competition... Read more >

  • Climate change to blame for more hurricanes

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 July, 2007 at 13:31 1 comment

    Hurricane anatomy.Hurricanes are fueled by warm ocean water and warm moist air, so it's predicted that global warming will mean more, and stronger tropical storms. It's tricky testing this against observations though because there's no data about storms out at sea unt... Read more >

  • How to illustrate climatewash?

    Blogpost by tom - 30 July, 2007 at 13:27 2 comments

    Just a quick insight in to the creative process behind the scenes here in the office. On Thursday I had mostly finished an article on companies advertising around Live Earth to burnish their climate friendliness but continuing climate-changing busines... Read more >

  • Nukes for all my friends!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 27 July, 2007 at 20:31 3 comments

    The President of France wants to supply Libya with a nuclear reactor. From the Telegraph: Read more >

    During a meeting with Col Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, Mr Sarkozy agreed to help the country with a nuclear-powered project to desalinate seawater. France has Europ...
  • UK aviation industry takes five million people to court

    Blogpost by bex - 27 July, 2007 at 14:32 3 comments

    The big news here in the UK this morning is that the owner of Heathrow airport (BAA) is taking five million people - including a lot of its own staff - to court.

    It's a little mind-boggling (so mind-boggling in fact that, when we heard the news, we tho... Read more >

  • Weather update

    Blogpost by Andrew - 26 July, 2007 at 18:55 1 comment

    Vast stretches of southwest England are flooded. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is blaming climate change, and it looks like he's on pretty solid scientific footing. While it's still not possible to link any specific weather event to climate change, it'... Read more >

  • Signs of hope in the Amazon

    Blogpost by Richard - 25 July, 2007 at 13:51 2 comments
    Aerial view in the rainforest, Para State, Amazon. The forest is being burned by the US based Cargill corporation to clear land for soya plantations.

    One year ago yesterday the Amazon was thrown a much needed lifeline. A deal to halt deforestation fro... Read more >

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