Climate & Warming

Feedback from Climate Change: increased tropical forest growth could release carbon from the soil

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A view through the undergrowth in tropical forest at the study site in Panama. © Dr. Emma Sayer

More evidence has emerged of the possible feedback effects of climate change as the world warms. Read more »

Start@Kew in August: one simple step can make a difference

START@KEW is a fun-filled interactive family eco-extravaganza in one of the World’s most sustainable and natural Llocations

Start, an initiative by HRH The Prince of Wales to inspire the UK public to take simple steps towards achieving more sustainable living, has announced Start@Kew, a five day interactive eco-extravag Read more »

Hundreds of new clean water wildlife ponds for England’s forests

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The new ponds act as stepping stones between existing water bodies to enable wildlife to move more freely across the landscape

The Forestry Commission has created hundreds of new ponds and restored wetlands in forests across England as part of its response to a changing climate. Read more »

£15m in new grants to subsidise green heating at home

Householders across the country could get up to £1,250 of government funding to help towards the cost of installing renewable heating systems such as biomass boilers, air and ground source heat pum Read more »

Ponds on the Ocean at the Top of the World

In Summer months, the sea ice atop the Arctic Ocean can look more like Swiss cheese or a bright coastal wetland. NASA photograph by Kathryn Hansen

If you have never been north of the Arctic Circle, it is easy to imagine that the “ice cap” at the top of the world is a uniform sheet of white. Read more »

JUST DO IT - a film with unprecedented access to the world of Climate Change activism - opens in London

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Just Do It lifts the lid on climate activism and the daring troublemakers who have crossed the line to become modern day outlaws

JUST DO IT is an observational documentary from award winning filmmaker Emily James, who gained exceptional access to the environmental direct action movement in the UK. Read more »

Lufthansa launches scheduled flights using biofuel

Lufthansa is the first airline worldwide to use biosynthetic kerosene in scheduled flight operations

Lufthansa is today (15th July 2011) launching a six-month biofuel trial on regular scheduled flights. A Lufthansa Airbus A321 will fly the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Hamburg route four times daily. Read more »

‘Guerilla Ballet’ disrupts BP-sponsored opera event in Trafalgar Square

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NASA Scientist James Hansen has said that irreversible climate change is inevitable if all the oil in the Canadian tar sands is burned.

Three ballet dancers interrupted BP's third and final Summer Screen in Trafalgar Square, London, 30 minutes before the scheduled broadcast of the opera Cinderella began. Read more »

80% of drivers changing how they drive to save fuel

80% of drivers have changed their driving behaviour to save fuel, according to the IAM’s latest opinion poll. Read more »

Artificial trees, air capture machines & synthetic fuels: solutions to tackle climate change

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is calling for funding to be prioritised for geo-engineering technologies

"Governments must prioritise funding for geo-engineering," says IMechE. Machines like artificial trees hold the key to tackling CO2 emissions from aeroplanes and ships. Read more »

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