EU says emissions down, but pollution scheme falters
17/05/2013 9:37 am
EU greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, dropped slightly last year but the much-vaunted system for cutting such pollution ran into even more trouble, the European Commission said on Thursday.
Mayan pyramid razed for road fill: Belize officials
16/05/2013 8:39 am
A construction company owned by a local politician demolished a 2,300-year-old Mayan temple in northern Belize to use the rubble as gravel for road repair work, authorities charged.
DiCaprio environmental art auction tops $38 mn
14/05/2013 9:15 am
Leonardo DiCaprio urged wealthy art collectors to bid at an environmental charity auction in New York as if the planet's fate "depends on us" -- and they responded by splashing out $38.8 million.
Rocky road for electric car market
13/05/2013 5:08 pm
The road has gotten bumpier for electric cars, with Coda Automotive, one of what had been a promising crop of electric car startups, filing for bankruptcy protection this month.
Solar-powered plane to make first cross-US flight
03/05/2013 8:31 am
An innovative solar-powered aircraft is set to launch Friday from California on a flight across the United States, the first of its kind aiming to showcase what is possible without fossil fuels.
GM joins call for US action on climate change
02/05/2013 9:38 am
General Motors, the largest US automaker, on Wednesday joined a call for the United States to take greater action on climate change as it said that environmental concerns were critical for business.
New material to soak up oil spills?
02/05/2013 8:57 am
Scientists said Tuesday they had manufactured a lightweight and reusable material that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in certain chemicals -- a possible new tool against water pollution.
China becoming global climate change leader: study
29/04/2013 9:28 am
China is rapidly assuming a global leadership role on climate change alongside the United States, a new study said Monday, but it warned greenhouse gas emissions worldwide continue to rise strongly.
Space debris problem now urgent - scientists
26/04/2013 8:33 am
Governments must start working urgently to remove orbital debris, which could become a catastrophic problem for satellites a few decades from now, a space science conference heard on Thursday.
EU court maintains seal fur ban
25/04/2013 4:17 pm
An EU court in a much-anticipated ruling Thursday upheld a 2010 ban on seal products, throwing out an appeal by fur traders including native Inuit from Canada and Greenland, and Scottish sporran-makers.