Eco-pots spring up for greener houseplants

POTR Pots has launched a range of innovative and eco-friendly plant pots able to self-water houseplants and cut carbon emissions

Could retrofitting lampposts with plants give Londoners some breathing space?

Scotscape, Greenwich University and Grosvenor believe it could – they are piloting the idea in Belgravia’s Ebury Street

Nearly 600 plant species ‘have gone extinct in the last 250 years’

Researchers suggest this is more than twice the number of other animals that have died out over the same time period

UN: Healthy ecosystems can provide 37% of climate solution

Since 1990, deforestation has caused the loss of more than 290m hectares of forests that help absorb harmful carbon emissions from the atmosphere

Eden Project considers new location in Lancashire

It would focus on the connection with the environment in the Morecambe Bay

Biorenewables research centre opens in York

The medieval city of York, famous for its Minster (pictured) is now home to a research centre which looks into developing chemicals from renewable sources. Based at the University of York, the facility will give firms and academics a place to test, develop and scale up biorefining processes. Biorefining is a way of processing biomass […]

Plant biofuel could rival oil – if we can make it

Scientists at the University of York have made a discovery they claim could help waste plant matter replace oil as a fuel source. Working with scientists from the University of Cambridge as well as California and Denmark, they found a way to break down the cellulose in plant matter so that it can be made […]