Americans lose interest in green issues

Americans are getting more and more apathetic about environmental matters, according to a Gallup poll.

Wind farms could raise temperatures

Opponents of land-based wind farms have a new ally in the form of MIT. Researchers there say that, far from mitigating global warming, land-based wind turbines actually increase the temperature around them.

Seoul introduces new type of electric vehicle

What's being called the world's first On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) has been introduced in Seoul.

Developed world 'outsourcing' carbon emissions

Europe is effectively outsourcing a third of its carbon emissions overseas, according to a new study.

Massive methane release sparks global warming fears

Vast amounts of methane are bubbling up from the East Siberian sea, raising fears of a massive hike in global warming.

Disposable toilet could clean up slums

A Swedish professor has invented a disposable toilet that turns human waste into fertiliser.

Boat built from soda bottles prepares to set sail

A boat built from 12,000 plastic bottles it to set sail this month, with the aim of crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Vodafone is ICT industry's greenest

Vodafone is the most sustainable major ICT company in the world, with Verizon and AT&T the worst, according to a report from the Two Tomorrows Group.

Iceberg could disrupt ocean currents worldwide

The calving of a massive Antarctic iceberg is expected to affect ocean circulation worldwide, causing colder winters the other side of the world.

US plans $1 billion moated embassy

The US is to build the world's most expensive embassy, in London. Described as super-high-tech, one of its main defences against terrorism is a moat.

E-waste set to rocket, says UN

Developing countries are in danger of disappearing under a mountain of e-waste, according to UN experts.

Brick-sized device could power a home, says Bloom Energy

Silicon Valley start-up Bloom Energy has unveiled the Bloom Box, a domestic fuel cell system that it says is simple and cheap to run. But it's not expected to be available for up to ten years.

Vehicle-to-grid integration uses cars as batteries

An engineer at the University of Michigan thinks our cars just have it too easy. Instead of sitting idle for hours in parking lots, they should be earning their keep by helping store power for the electricity grid.

Ocean acidification fastest in 65 million years

Ocean acidifcation is taking place at a faster rate than has been seen in the last 65 million years - and it's still accelerating.

'Gene-like' crystals could capture CO2

UCLA chemists have created synthetic gene-like crystals that they say could capture heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions.

Sydney's 'ugliest building' to get solar skin

Sydney's University of Technology knows its Sydney Tower is pretty hideous - it even says so on the website. So in traditional fashion, it's decided to put a paper bag over its head.

Climate could tip without warning, study finds

A top ecological forecaster says it is harder than experts thought to predict sudden shifts in Earth's natural systems - the so-called tipping point.

Commerce Department creates new climate office

The US Commerce Department is to set up an office to provide data on climate change to businesses and communities.

White roofs could cut city temperatures

Painting roofs white really could cool cities significantly and help mitigate global warming, a new study suggests.

US doesn't believe in global warming

Americans care less and less about global warming, according to a survey.