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Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben call on Paris to divest in Le Monde letter

The environmental activists have written an open letter to the Mayor of Paris, asking her to make it the first capital in the world to...

Climate change making droughts in Australia worse as rain patterns shift

Climate Council report says projected decreases in average rainfall are linked to reduced agricultural productivity and increased suicide...

From the archive, 31 March 1995: First ozone hole found over Arctic

Meteorologists and atmospheric chemists have watched in alarm as a similarly explosive mixture to the Antarctic vortex has been assembled...

Spellbound by the short-eared owl

Claxton, Norfolk: Owls in flight seem to love the air more truly than other birds Continue reading...

'Tampon tests' could be used to track sewage in rivers

Trial using tampons and UV light successfully identified sewage pollution entering rivers from householdsGlow-in-the-dark tampons could...


Unexpected guests: Thousands of sea lions take over coastal community

Thousands of sea lions take over coastal community in Astoria, Oregon

One man and his drone: meet Shep, the flying 'sheepdog'

At last, someone has found a practical real-world use for drones: a farmer in Ireland uses one to herd sheep

New mushroom species found in Norfolk (don't eat it)

New mushroom species found in Norfolk (don't eat it) Scientists say a fungi with a strange, manlike appearance found in Cockley Cley 15 years ago was in fact a new species

Spring has sprung: there's poetry all round in the turning of the seasons

Spring has sprung: there's poetry all round in the turning of the seasons Following in the footsteps of Wordsworth and Coleridge, a glorious evocation of the turning of the seasons

Lights out as Earth Hour kicks off, in pictures

In pics: countries across the globe turn off their lights for Earth Hour

Pictures of the day: 31 March 2015

Clouded leopard kittens, a tortoise gets a new shell and a giant lobster

Pictures of the day: 30 March 2015

Fighting bears, a cheeky great grey owl and a skater takes a tumble

A problem of coverage: how tree policy cripples mobile phone signals

A problem of coverage: how tree policy cripples mobile phone signals Just under a third of Britain's 36,000 mobile masts are struggling to pick up signals because of trees that operators were obliged to plant

Pictures of the day: 27 March 2015

Baby tigers, Space blessings, and a minature king

Pictures of the day: 26 March 2015

Fighting kingfishers, a thirsty monkey and a tornado in Oklahoma


Britain's leading private university ‘becoming a mouthpiece for fossil-fuel industry’

Britain’s leading private university risks becoming a propaganda machine for the fossil fuel industry after it appointed a...

Earth Hour 2015 in pictures: Cities and landmarks around the world go dark to raise awareness of climate change

Cities across the world were plunged into darkness for an hour last night to mark Earth Hour 2015.

Malawi to burn its £5m ivory stockpile this week - and demonstrate its commitment to wildlife conservation

The world’s poorest country is to make the world’s most expensive bonfire. On Thursday, Malawi will set fire to ivory worth...

Earth Hour: The world turns off the lights in call for climate change action

More than 7,000 cities across 172 countries are expected to turn off the lights this evening in the biggest Earth Hour event ever.

Big Garden Birdwatch: An abundance of garden birds – but where are all the finches?

British gardens have had a good winter for birds overall as the cold snap made them more reliant on the food and shelter they offered...


Ants in space grapple with zero-g

A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of...

Indian monsoon's past analysed

Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.

Solar aeroplane lands in China

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, lands in Chongqing, China, to complete leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.

Mercury 'painted black' by comets

The mystery of Mercury's dark surface can be explained by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, research suggests.

Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'

Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.


‘Go Green’ Google News Search

New church hall goes green

“When we had the first meeting, the church's goal was to buy quality equipment, but more importantly they wanted to go...

On-campus washing machines, dyers can go green to cut costs

Machine washers and dryers on the Rutgers University campuses are wasteful in terms of energy and water consumption. There is an...

Rocking the environment

For all of our attempts to “go green,” though, humanity has overlooked one simple method of conservation: paper. Paper is...

Lisa Jackson on Apple's Green Initiatives

For almost two years, Apple Inc.'s efforts to go green have been the responsibility of Lisa Jackson, who was hired to oversee the...

Warren goes green with LED streetlights

(WXYZ) - Warren is about go green and make a little green in the process. They're converting to LED streetlights, and it could mean...

‘Sustainable Living’ Google News Search

More city homes will help ease the cost of urban living, WMN opinion

The concerns about spoiling the landscape, over-loading scarce rural services and encouraging less sustainable living, don't apply....