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UK on course to meet renewable 2020 targets, says National Grid
(Wed 17/11)
A new National Grid report reveals that 31,950 MW of existing and proposed renewable generation have agreements in place to connect to the high voltage transmission system by 2020, placing the UK on track to meet 2020 re

Five challenges identified to address global sustainability
(Fri 12/11)
The international scientific community has identified five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protecti

UK is Europe's most traffic-clogged nation, says car jam report
(Wed 03/11)
UK drivers spend more time in traffic compared to drivers in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, according to a new study.

Global warming could trigger king crab invasion of Antarctica
(Mon 01/11)
Invasions of voracious predatory crabs due to global warming could threaten the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica, according to newly published findings.

Potential “microbial mortuary” found on planet Mars
(Sun 31/10)
Roughly 3.5 billion years ago, the first epoch on Mars ended. The climate on the red planet then shifted dramatically from a relatively warm, wet period to one that was arid and cold. Yet there was at least one outpost t

Emissions from consumption far outstrip efficiency savings
(Tue 26/10)
Emissions from consumption growth have exceeded carbon savings from efficiency improvements in the global supply chain of products consumed in the UK, according to new research by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at

NOAA says a return to previous Arctic conditions is “unlikely”
(Sun 24/10)
The Arctic region, also called the “planet’s refrigerator,” continues to heat up, affecting local populations and ecosystems as well as weather patterns in the most populated parts of the Northern Hemisphere, accor

First real-world analysis of electric car use reveals huge benefits
(Thu 21/10)
Six months into a year-long trial, CABLED (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators) drivers are travelling more miles, more frequently and are making longer journeys - indicating increased confidence and notab

UK must refurbish one house a minute until 2050 to cut emissions
(Mon 18/10)
Transformation of the fabric efficiency of buildings across Europe is necessary to radically reduce energy use and carbon emissions, a conference organised by the University of East Anglia (UEA) will be told.

Environment quangos: The list of what stays and what goes
(Thu 14/10)
The full list of Defra bodies considered by the Government's review of quangos and the decision on their future is provided...

Air quality tests confirm China’s success with energy efficiency
(Fri 08/10)
A collaborative, six-year study of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in Beijing and surrounding provinces suggests that combustion efficiency, a component of overall energy efficiency, is improving in the region.

Europe likely to miss future biodiversity targets, report warns
(Thu 07/10)
Europe is still far from meeting its 2010 biodiversity target and risks missing future targets unless it changes the way it manages its environment, warns a new report.

Study reveals long-term risks of storing captured CO2
(Thu 07/10)
The implications of CO2 leaking from storage sites under a variety of scenarios over the next 100,000 years has been studied for the first time.

UK oil use drops as renewable sector grows
(Fri 01/10)
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its quarterly energy statistics, which reveals a 5.3 per cent year-on-year fall in oil consumption and a big increase in the take-up of renewable sources of

NASA study reveals size of moon is shrinking
(Thu 19/08)
Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the moon shrank globally in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today, according to a team analysing new images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance

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