In Lester Brown’s new book “World on the Edge,” he says mankind has pushed civilisation to the brink of collapse by bleeding aquifers dry and overploughing land to feed an ever-growing population, while overloading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.
If we continue to sap Earth’s natural resources, “civilisational collapse is no longer a matter of whether [...]
The hottest “green” toy in Germany isn’t made of organic or recycled materials. That’s so 2010. This one has a solar panel and only runs if kids remember to insert bright red “energy stones” that power the rest of the space station.
Germany, a pioneer in many renewable energy initiatives, is also at the forefront of [...]
With no action beyond what we are already taking, the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report by climate scientists on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects the planet will warm by between 1.1C and 6.4C over the next 100 years.
That doesn’t sound much, but as well as warmer days and nights, rising sea [...]
* Some 200 countries were represented at the week-long discussions
* The talks are the last official ones before the U.N. climate summit in Mexico
* Officials say the week brought them closer to defining what can be achieved at Cancun
* Environmental activists plan a global day of action
(CNN) — Representatives from about 200 countries wrapped [...]
While a third of respondents to a recent global survey said they were very concerned about climate change, with 9 percent admitting that they weren’t.
“The issue of climate change has continued its rough ride,” said Steve Garton of market research firm Synovate which, along with German media company Deutsche Welle, conducted the poll in 18 [...]
China may have found an environmentally friendly way to save money while easing congestion on city roads, Engadget reports.
Instead of spending millions to widen roads, the Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment company is developing a “3D Express Coach” (also called a “three-dimensional fast bus”) that will allow cars less than two metres high to travel [...]
On the face of it, Earth has plenty of the stuff. We live on a water world: about three quarters of the earth’s surface is submerged. And, give or take a few H2O molecules, there’s the same amount circulating through the water cycle now as there has been for thousands of years.
So why is there [...]
Beijing – The death toll from summer flooding across a wide swath of southern China climbed to 211 on Wednesday, as a river in Jiangxi province overflowed its banks but did not cause any additional casualties, authorities and state media said.
The misery in the area of 10 provinces, regions and municipalities was expected to continue, [...]
Beijing – Unusually heavy seasonal flooding in China has killed at least 155 people and forced more than one million to flee as water levels in some areas reached at their highest in more than a decade, the government reported on Saturday.
Direct economic losses total 24 billion yuan ($6.5bn), with large swaths of the country’s [...]