From the you couldn't make it up department comes news that you can make airplane fuel from seawater and sand.
Your salad dressing could become an electronics factory, if work from the University of Minnesota bears fruit.
A consortium led by Bell Labs is aiming to 'reinvent the network', making comms technologies a thousand times more energy efficient than they are today, and making a major impact on CO2 emissions worldwide.
In its latest attempt to show us just how much it cares about our welfare, McDonalds is to carry out a three-year study into methane emissions from cattle.
Opinion That sound you can hear is climate scientists desperately scraping the bottom of the barrel in a failed bid to maintain the credibility of AGW.
Environmental organization Greenpeace has handed out glad green tidings for some tech companies and brickbats to others.
Sit back and put your feet up
In contradiction to perceived wisdom, the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide hasn't increased during the last five decades, or, indeed, for the last 150 years, claims new research
Your cut-out-and-keep guide
An inconvenient falsehood
African delegation walks out
Met Office 'encourages' scientists to sign petition
It's an epidemic, says WHO
Don't eat as many burgers as you do?
If you can't stand the heat, stay alive
Use it, or the trees get it
Heads they win, tails you lose
Powering thousands of homes
Independent review to report next spring