Greenland glacier retreats a mile in just two days

Seven square miles of a Greenland glacier broke off in two days last week, leaving the calving edge of the ice sheet a mile further inland.

US should prepare for many more heatwaves, says government-funded report

Heat waves like the one now roasting the Eastern Seaboard are likely to become commonplace over the next 30 years, say scientists at Stanford University - even if global temperatures rise by only one degree Celcius.   

Solar plane makes it safely through the night

Solar Impulse has successfully completed its first night flight, the first solar-powered plane to do so.

Successful takeoff for first solar powered night flight

The solar powered plane Solar Impulse has begun its first 24-hour test flight, aiming to make it through the night on power collected during the day.

UN climate report reliable enough, review concludes

A UN panel report on climate change was sound, says a Dutch agency which reviewed the results after questions were raised over its accuracy.

Electrolux aims to clean up the oceans (a little bit)

Elextrolux is attempting to bolster its green credentials by hauling a team on a global journey - to save six vacuum cleaners' worth of plastic.

Carbon sequestration could be ticking time bomb, says scientist

Carbon capture and storage could be as risky and hard to manage as the storage of nuclear waste, according to a Danish scientist.

Ridge, not global warming, causing major glacier to melt

In a discovery likely to fan the flames of climate change debate, a team has concluded that the thinning ice on one of Antarctica's major glaciers is not caused by global warming.

LCD television waste could fight hospital infections

Chemists at the University of York have discovered a way of recycling waste from LCD televisions to make a substance that combats hospital infections.

CO2 has controlled climate for millions of years

Carbon dioxide has been the main factor controlling global temperatures for millions of years, according to a new study.

New bacteria could help clean up oil spill

A new strain of bacteria has been found that could help clean up some of the nastiest pollutants in the massive Gulf oil spill.

Americans start to care again about global warming

US concern over global warming is starting to rise again - good timing, perhaps, as the US Senate prepares to vote this week on whether to block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

Roman hotel is built from trash

A hotel constructed from rubbish collected from beaches has opened its doors in Rome.

Tomorrow is World Environment Day: BP vomits

United Nations' WED 2010 promises activities around the globe. Fish drink crude oil aperitifs at party.

World is at its warmest since records began, NASA warns

The global temperature over the last 12 months has been the highest on record, according to the latest NASA figures.

Electric vehicle offers powerful acceleration

The Tecnalia Technological Corporation has built a totally electric car that can reach 140 kilometers per hour in 10 seconds.

CO2 'burp' may have ended last ice age

Scientists think they've found the source of a huge carbon dioxide 'burp' which helped to end the last ice age 18,000 years ago.

Greenpeace slams Nintendo over poor environmental record

Nokia good - Nintendo bad, says Greenpeace, which has released the latest edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics.

America's top scientists call for carbon trading system

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is continuing its crusade for more action on climate change by publishing three reports calling for  prices to be put on carbon emissions.

Greenland rises as ice cap melts

It's not just sea levels that are rising as Greenland's ice melts - Greenland is too.