UK scientists recruit seals to measure climate change effects

The deep diving animals collected data that could be used to sharpen projections of rising sea levels

Unexpected rise of ozone-damaging chemical emissions

It could affect the recovery of the ozone hole and worsen climate change

UK atomic energy authority seeks new experts

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is seeking two Non-Executive Directors to join the Board and help shape the future of energy. The positions include a financial expert, who will also chair the Audit Committee and an academic or research and development leader. UKAEA scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to […]

Could a new ‘carbon law’ halt climate change?

An international team of scientists have proposed a new “carbon law” as a roadmap for rapidly reducing carbon emissions. The carbon roadmap, modelled on Moore’s law in computing, is expected to halve emissions every decade and double green energy every five years. Moore’s law is the observation that innovation doubles the number of transistors on […]

Lord Lawson calls for review of UK's ‘flawed' climate model

Lord Lawson is calling for an independent review of the UK’s official climate predictions as he claims the model used to make the projections is “flawed”. Based on research published by an independent climate scientist, a paper issued today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) – founded by Lord Lawson – has highlighted what […]

Indian scientists call for nuclear reactors’ inspection

Scientists in India have joined forces to express their concern over the nuclear plant soon to be commissioned in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. They wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala about the quality of the components and equipment used at […]

Cheaper metals for solar panels more sustainable

US scientists claim solar panels made with more common metals could be cheaper and more sustainable. At a meeting held by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, researchers said less expensive and “earth-abundant” materials like copper and zinc could be used to build solar panels instead of “rare earth” metals like indium […]

Scientists note biggest Greenland ice melt in 30 years

Scientists have noticed the biggest amount of ice melting in Greenland for the last 30 years. NASA scientists say the melting over the surface ice cover of the country in the Arctic Circle “jumped dramatically”, with melting over a larger area than seen in more than three decades of satellite observations. Nearly the entire ice cover […]

Scientists generate electricity from viruses

Scientists in the USA claim they have found a way to generate electricity from “specially engineered viruses”. The scientists say the viruses convert energy from the tap of the finger into an electric charge. They tested the process with a generator the size of a postage stamp, which produces enough current to operate a small […]

Gulf of Mexico spill scientists get $22m boost

Scientists looking into the long term environmental effects of last year’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will receive $22m. The funding is the first part of BP’s commitment to provide $500 million over ten years to support independent scientific research into the effects of the spill and to develop innovative new ways […]