- Ugandan Government To Decimate Mabira Forest Reserve
The Ugandan government wants to change the law to allow Mabira Forest Reserve, the 30,000 hectare rainforest in Uganda which has been protected since 1932, to be carved up and a quarter of it used for sugar cane production by huge firms, notably the Mehta ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2007 - 7:18pm
- Travel without the guilt
Those of us attempting to curb our emissions can soon travel with a little less guilt. Boeing unveiled its ~300-seat greenliner in Seattle yesterday. Made largely of composites, it is lighter than other airplanes of a similar size, and thus will consume ab ...
Blog Post - Jane Poynter - Jun 19 2009 - 10:54pm
- Cleaner Cars With Lean-Burn Catalytic Converter
Current strict environmental legislation demands advanced concepts to reduce the emission of harmful gasses by cars. Reducing the emission of nitrous oxides (NOx) emitted by diesel and lean-burn petrol engines is one of the challenges faced. These economic ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2007 - 3:12pm
- New Gold Rush In The Desert... Shrimp!
White gold. That’s what some call one of the most-eaten seafoods because it's so lucrative. A.k.a. shrimp, the new gold rush has reached landlocked desert farms in Arizona. “What heat-stroked dummkopf came up with that insane notion?” I find myself e ...
Article - Jane Poynter - Jun 19 2009 - 10:53pm
- Cropping System Biodiversity Decreases Agricultural Pollution
Although the addition of nutrients to soil helps to maximize crop production, fertilizer can leech nutrients, polluting the water supply. A recent study by researchers at the University of Minnesota shows alternative cropping practices may help to protect ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2007 - 12:52pm
- Renewable Energy Wrecks The Environment
Sounds like heresy, right? "Renewable and nuclear heresies" is the name of the paper written by Jesse Ausubel, Director, Program for the Human Environment for the Rockefeller University in New York. Ausubel was one of the main organizers of the f ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2007 - 12:02pm
- Cost-Effective Conservation: Removing Predators Better Than Reducing Fishing, Says Study
Removing invasive predators from island breeding colonies could save more seabirds for less cost than reductions in fishing, a study of Australia’s Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) has found. According to one of the authors of a paper on the findin ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2007 - 11:15am
- Eggs Laid In UK By Largest Flying Bird Is Huge Conservation Win
The scientist involved in helping re-introduce the Great Bustard to the UK is “delighted” that birds released at a secret Wiltshire location have laid their first eggs. Dr Tamas Szekely from the University of Bath says that the announcement from the Great ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2007 - 10:35pm
- Limpets Reveal Possible Fate Of Cold-Blooded Antarctic Animals
A limpet no bigger than a coin could reveal the possible fate of cold-blooded Antarctic marine animals according to new research. Compared to their temperate and tropical cousins, cold-blooded polar marine animals are incapable of fast growth. Until now sc ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2007 - 8:25pm
- European Floods And Fires As Seen From Space
Highlighting the extreme weather conditions hitting Europe, space sensors aboard ESA’s Envisat satellite have detected the worst floodwaters to hit Britain for 60 years and deadly fires raging through southern Europe. Heavy rains caused the River Thames to ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 27 2007 - 10:51am