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june 18 2012 : A new study finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation — including stunted trees — along the edges of the frozen continent.

The peak of this Antarctic greening occurred during the middle Miocene period, between 16.4 and 15.7 million years ago. This was well after the age of the din

march 30 2012 : Worldwide declines in bee colonies, threatening much of global agriculture, may be caused by a new generation of nerve-agent pesticides, two new scientific studies strongly suggest. The findings of the two new studies, published simultaneously in the journal Science, are explosive.

About 30 per cent of British cropland – 3.14 million acres – was being treated with the chemica

february 10 2012 : Britain will be pressing for governments everywhere to adopt "green accounting".

Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, will be spearheading an initiative to get all countries to move from statements of their Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, to national accounts based on "GDP-plus", which would involve assessing the balance of their "natural capital", such as the eco

jan 30 2011: An eight-country investigation of the fishing industry in the southern Pacific shows how the fate of the jack mackerel may foretell the progressive collapse of fish stocks in all oceans.

Stocks have dropped from an estimated 30 million tonnes to less than a tenth of that in two decades. The world's largest trawlers, after depleting other oceans, now head south towards the edge o

nov 8 2011 : We are living through perhaps the most important economic event since the Industrial Revolution, according to Boston investor Jeremy Grantham. He is referring not to the economic crisis, but the rise in commodity prices. Population growth, rising incomes in the developing world and climate change have combined to produce a perfect storm. Successful companies are changing their busi

nov 25 2011 : Energy companies have been pouring millions of dollars into television advertising, lobbying and campaign contributions as the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo enters the final phase of deciding when and where to allow a controversial form of natural gas extraction that is hotly opposed by environmental groups.

Environmental groups, with far less money at their disposal,

nov 22 2011 : A fresh tranche of private emails exchanged between leading climate scientists throughout the last decade was released online on Tuesday. The unauthorised publication is an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of a similar release of emails on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in late 2009.

"Today's decisions should be based on all the information we can get, not on hid

oct 11 2011 : photo : Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive of Lanzatech with Richard Branso, President, of Virgin Atlantic and Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic, outside Battersea Power Station, London

story : Virgin Atlantic said it partnered New Zealand-based energy company LanzaTech to develop a low-carbon jet fuel in India for use in its passenger planes. "With oil running
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