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.

Climate change was major cause of mass mammal extinction

Climate change has been a significant factor in mass mammal extinction over most of the last fifty thousand years, according to an international team.

Last month was warmest April on record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that last month was the warmest April on record, giving recently-disgraced global warming experts a new ledge to stand on.

MIT presents new airplane designs to NASA

An MIT-led team has designed a green airplane for NASA that should use 70 percent less fuel than current planes while also reducing noise and nitrogen oxide emissions.

Gates geoengineering plan gets environmentalists up in arms

A report that Bill Gates plans to fund the world's largest geoengineering project to date has drawn fire from environmental groups.

Loss of biodiversity could damage world economy, says UN

It's always worth appealing to peoples' pockets if appealing to their better nature doesn't work, and a new UN report warns that the world's loss of biodiversity is threatening national economies.

Toyota aims to slash price of hydrogen cars

Toyota reckons it can get the retail price of a hydrogen-fueled car below the $50,000 mark, and could launch as soon as 2015.

New reactor aims for fusion ignition

Russia and Italy have agreed to build a new fusion reactor outside Moscow that they hope could become the first to achieve ignition - the point where a fusion reaction becomes self-sustaining instead of requiring a constant input of energy.

Scientists defend climate change research in open letter

More than 250 US scientists, including 11 Nobel laureates, have published an open letter defending climate change research.