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ESA - Space-tech solutions for water and sustainability - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - 16 July 2008 - Tomorrow INASMET-Tecnalia and ESA are holding a workshop on space innovation for water management at an event billed as the "biggest water festival on Earth". Expo Zaragoza 2008, the international expo on water and sustainable development, is taking place in Spain from 14 June to 14 September.
EU climate flight plans 'deluded' - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Technology News - European Union proposals to reduce the climate impact of flying will not work, a report concludes. - The EU plans to include aviation in its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). - But analysts at the Tyndall Centre, a prestigious UK climate research body, say this will have minimal effect without a major rise in carbon prices. - 4 September 2007.
EU energy: Revolution for the UK? - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - ANALYSIS - By Richard Black - Environment correspondent, BBC News website - Offshore wind farms may become a common sight around Britain - If the European Commission's proposals on energy amount to a "revolution", as president Jose Manuel Barroso claimed when he announced them on Wednesday, what does the revolution look like? - 24 January 2008.
EU industry sees emissions rise - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Technology News - By Mark Kinver Science and nature reporter, BBC News - Carbon dioxide emissions from Europe's heavy industry sectors rose by 1.1% in 2007, say carbon market analysts. - The estimate is based on initial data from the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which includes more than 10,000 large industrial plants. - 2 April 2008.
EU reveals energy plan of action - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Technology News - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has announced "historic" plans to make Europe "the first economy for the low-carbon age". - He said Europeans wanted "a vision and a plan of action" against climate change and the measures would cost 3 euros (£2.10) a week for every citizen. - 23 January 2008.
EU 'should ban inefficient cars' - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - By Roger Harrabin - BBC environment analyst - The EU should ban the sale of cars that do under 35 miles to the gallon, the ex-chairman of oil giant Shell says. - Sir Mark Moody-Stuart told BBC News the motor industry would adapt to cope with stricter environmental rules. - 4 February 2008.
EU stumbles on the low-carbon road - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - By Stephen Mulvey EU reporter, BBC News - 24 January 2007.
Europe push for greener aviation - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Technology News - Some of the biggest names in European industry have begun a public-private partnership with the EU to produce greener aircraft. - Airbus, Dassault, Saab and Rolls Royce are all taking part in the 1.6bn euro (£1.2bn) "clean sky" initiative. - 5 February 2008.
Evaluating the cost of compliance with environmental regulation - Science for Environmental Policy - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - A new framework suggets a way to assess the costs of industrial compliance with environmental regulations, and compare these costs across European countries. Difficult choices must be made when determining the balance between protecting and improving the quality of the environment and the cost of such protection. In the case of regulatory regimes aimed at industry, the cost of compliance must also be considered in conjunction with its potential adverse effects on competitiveness. - 31 January 2007.
Experts challenge ice shelf claim - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - Two scientists have claimed that climate change was not the only cause of the collapse of a 500bn tonne ice shelf in Antarctica six years ago. - The 656ft (200m) thick, 1,255 sq mile (3,250 sq km) Larsen B shelf broke apart in March 2002. - 7 February 2008.
Feeling the heat of food security - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Technology News - - VIEWPOINT Peter Baker - Reforming the economics of food production and supply would be beneficial for a number of environmental and social problems, argues Peter Baker. A key issue, he says, is understanding the energy involved in putting food on your plate. - 11 August 2008.
Fishermen 'greening' their catch - BBC website - Science - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - About 400 vessels from six European nations catch brown shrimp in the North Sea's Crangon fishery, off the coast of Holland. - Because the rate of catches has been too high, the fishermen have been blamed for the demise of the area's shrimp stocks by retailers. - This has prompted the fishermen to look at becoming accredited under the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) eco-labelling scheme. - 1 February 2008.
Florida's hurricane simulator - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - By Andy Gallacher BBC News, Miami - The Atlantic hurricane season is here, and for the third year in a row US government officials are predicting a busy and potentially deadly few months. - Of the 12 to 16 named storms that are forecast, between two and five could turn into major hurricanes - the kind that devastated New Orleans and have battered Florida in the past, causing billions of dollars' worth of damage. - There is little the authorities can do when a hurricane strikes. - But now a team of scientists and graduate students at the University of Florida is working on a unique project to help protect the homes and lives of millions of people. - 7 June 2008.
Forecast for big sea level rise - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Nature - By Richard Black - Environment correspondent, BBC News website, Vienna - Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to a new scientific analysis. - This is substantially more than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forecast in last year's landmark assessment of climate science. - 15 April 2008.
Forests to fall for food and fuel - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News website - Demand for land to grow food, fuel crops and wood is set to outstrip supply, leading to the probable destruction of forests, a report warns. - The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) says only half of the extra land needed by 2030 is available without eating into tropical forested areas.- A companion report documents poor progress in reforming land ownership and governance in developing countries. - Both reports will be launched on Monday in UK government offices in London. - 13 July 2008.
Fuelling the Future - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC - Special Reports.
Giant trees 'to clear excess CO2' - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - The scientist who coined the term "global warming" in the 1970s has proposed a radical solution to the problem of climate change. - Wallace Broecker advocated millions of "carbon scrubbers" - giant artificial trees to pull CO2 from the air. - Dr Broecker told the Hay literary festival in Powys: "We've got an extremely serious problem." - BBC Science/Nature - 31 May 2008.
Glaciers suffer record shrinkage - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Technology - The rate at which some of the world's glaciers are melting has more than doubled, data from the United Nations Environment Programme has shown. - Average glacial shrinkage has risen from 30 centimetres per year between 1980 and 1999, to 1.5 metres in 2006. - 16 March 2008.
Gone with the wind on 'kite ship' - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC News, Bremerhaven, northern Germany - Once the ship (MS Beluga SkySails) has reached the open sea, it reveals its brand new weapon in the fight against global warming - a kite. - 23 January 2008.
Gore challenges US to ditch oil - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Technology - The Nobel laureate and former US vice- president, Al Gore, has urged Americans to abandon electricity generated by fossil fuels within a decade. - Mr Gore compared the scale of the challenge to that of putting a man on the moon in the 1960s. - He said it did not make sense that the US was borrowing money from China to burn oil from the Middle East which then contributed to climate change. - Critics say weaning the US off fossil fuels is not possible within a decade. - 18 July 2008.
Green is the new gold in IT world - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - By Maggie Shiels Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley - Hi-tech companies are competing on a new front - to become the greenest business. - A year after pledging to become the greenest company on the planet, computer maker Dell has introduced measures aimed at claiming the "green crown". - But there's no shortage of environmental monitors making sure corporate boasting isn't little more than window dressing. - 12 June 2008.
Green light for massive wind farm - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Science/Technology News - Plans to build Europe's largest onshore wind farm in South Lanarkshire have been approved by Scottish ministers. - The 152-turbine Clyde wind farm near Abington, will be capable of powering up to 320,000 homes. - The £600m scheme from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) is expected to create 200 jobs during construction, with 30 staff employed on completion. - 21 July 2008.
Green tech in 'Formula Zero' race - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - The world's first international hydrogen-powered motorsport race was held in Rotterdam this weekend. - Dubbed the Formula Zero championship, the contest pitted teams from five countries against each other in a zero-emissions go-kart race. - Each team's entry was powered by a commercial fuel cell that produces electricity from hydrogen. - A Dutch team won the endurance event, while a Spanish team clinched the award for fastest lap. - 26 August 2008.
Growing a greener future - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - NESTA - As the world's natural resources grow ever more scarce, the urgent search for greener alternatives is accelerating, encouraging increasingly imaginative solutions to the global crisis. - Ecovative Design LLC is a good case in point. A dynamic new company with a background in engineering and bio-inspired design, it is offering some truly exciting ideas. A recent winner in the Oxford University 21st Century Challenge Competition, Ecovative Design has developed technology that offers a viable alternative to petrochemical based products - using fungi and plant-based materials.
Guide to climate change - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - BBC Interactive Demonstration.