'Carbon sponge' soaks up coal emissions

Emissions from coal power stations could be cut drastically by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight.

Middle Eastern fresh water disappearing fast

The Middle East has lost fresh water reserves equivalent to the entire Dead Sea over the last ten years, data from NASA satellites shows.

Antarctica filling up with trash

The precious Antarctic environment is turning into a rubbish dump, ecologists from Germany's Jena University are warning.

Buffalino three-wheel camper is perfect for lonely workaholics

I've never actually seen a three-wheel vehicle in use on the roads that wasn't an ATV, at least in the United States.

Chevrolet's 2014 diesel-powered Cruze promises 42 mpg

Chevrolet has officially introduced its 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, which is powered by a small two-liter turbo diesel engine capable of racking up 42 mpg on the highway.

Clean coal system captures 99 percent of CO2

A new form of clean coal technology is ready for large-scale testing, following successful research trials at Ohio State University.

Microscopic creature stabilizes vulnerable islands

While sea level rises caused by global warming threaten islands, a tiny marine creature appears to be riding to the rescue, spreading rapidly through the oceans and stabilizing coastlines.

Working less could help solve climate crisis

Want to help save the planet? Turn that PC off, sit back and put your feet up, says Washington thinktank the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).

These Mazda 6 vehicles are diesel race cars

If you've ever watched an automotive race, it might surprise you that participants are actually striving for fuel efficiency.

Sea urchin discovery could help capture CO2

The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to remove carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Global warming brings severe rainstorms

Extreme rainfall events are becoming more and more commmon across the globe as climate change brings higher temperatures, researchers say.

US coastal areas 'at risk'

Climate change is threatening the health and safety of US coastal communities, according to a report.

Fuel cell vehicles may hit US streets in 2017

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been in development for a number of years, but haven't yet hit mainstream adoption to a lack of a viable hydrogen fuel infrastructure.

Has global warming slowed right down?

Global warming could be a lot less extreme than feared, according to a new study which finds that worldwide temperatures have levelled off.

Cities affect temperature a thousand miles away

Large cities can affect the weather as far as 1,000 miles away, say scientists, warming some areas and cooling others.

Ancient ice cores give clues to effects of global warming

A new study indicates that the last interglacial period may give us a picture of where the planet is headed now, as greenhouse gases increase and temperatures rise.

Andean glaciers shrink by half

Glaciers in the Andes are retreating faster than ever, say researchers, with global warming causing them to shrink by as much as half since the 1970s.

Warming soil releases more CO2

As soil warms from climate change, it releases additional carbon into the atmosphere – but that effect diminishes over the long term, say scientists.

Solar power beats biofuels for powering cars

Photovoltaics (PV) technology is much more efficient than biomass at fuelling a car, say researchers, making a mockery of the US 2005 energy bill that calls for more use of corn ethanol as a biofuel.

Walden Pond flowers reveal effects of global warming

A hundred and fifty years after his death, Henry Thoreau has helped demostrate the effects of global warming on plant life in the US.