The Straight Dope is running an article in reply to a question from Rich Swank; "What in blazes is going on with the world's bees? I keep reading all these stories about how a significant percentage of the world's beehives are failing and that all the
Suntech has announced that they will be building a new thin film plant in China. The company will be undertaking both R&D; and manufacturing at the facility, which should begin operation next year. In 2009 it is hoped that they will produce solar cells
The UK is the biggest global contributor to 'adaption funds', but must dramatically increase the amount of money it gives to help developing countries, said Oxfam today. The charity believe that richer countries must pay to help developing countries
Trains are preferable to planes in my opinion; they're greener, stations are in the centre of cities, unlike airports, and they're often more comfortable. However, in the UK they're also considerably slower, more expensive and less reliable. The rail
Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric Chief Executive, has said that the ecomagination unit is on track to "blow away" its 2010 sales target of $20 billion. The unit has $50 billion worth of orders outstanding for wind turbines and other items from its green
Gas prices are rising, and gas-guzzling cars are appearing less and less attractive. SF Gate are reporting that sales of "perhaps the most idiotic consumer vehicle ever produced in your lifetime", the Hummer H2, have fallen dramatically for the past
"High performance. Low emissions. Zero guilt." That was the claim made in a Lexus ad campaign. However, the Advertising Standards Authority didn't agree, and has banned the advert on the grounds of false claims.
Imagine a mobile phone that you never have to plug in, and always remains charged. A new patent from Motorola will bring that possibiility closer. They have developed a screen that allows more light to pass through it than previous designs. This means
Australia was developing a regional carbon trading scheme, which would have included China and the US. It was to present it at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum leaders' summit in Sydney in September.
The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) launched a new initiative yesterday at the Chelsea Flower Show to save the falling bee population. It believes that city dwellers could start raising hives on rooftops, behind garden walls and on allotments. It
The Guardian’s Larry Elliott has written on the state of the UK economy, and how its buoyancy is harming the environment. Four interest rate rises since last summer have attempted to curb the ‘spend, spend, spend’ culture, made possible by cheap
I watch Top Gear because, although I'm green at heart, I do love cars. Some primeval part of me wishes that a huge 4 litre V8 muscle car was environmentally friendly, but it's not, so I bike. Anyway, Top Gear has reported that the G-Wiz electric car