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8/7/2014
The first success of the environmental movements of the 1960s was to save the whale. Now, with deep irony, whales may be about to save us with their poo. A new scientific report from the University of Vermont, which gathers together several ...   
27/9/2013
Global warming is "unequivocal." Sea levels are creeping up at the fastest rate in 2,000 years. Concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere have reached "levels unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years" (or before modern humans evolved). Most ...   
29/8/2013
Last year the Haida, an indigenous group in Canada, set out to increase their salmon stocks and save the planet. Helped by American businessman Russ George, a group of villagers dumped 100 metric tons (110.23 tons) of iron dust from a boat into ...   
21/8/2013
Ezra Klein: In 2005, when “An Inconvenient Truth” came out, I remember that the hope was we could keep the carbon load in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, and the fear was we would hit 400ppm. Now we’ve hit 400ppm and people are hoping to ...   
4/6/2013
Will declaring a "climate emergency" help to finally prompt radical action to address climate change? A growing number of campaigners as well as scientists think so and hope that a major wake up call about unfolding climate disasters will spur ...   
31/3/2013
Controversial geoengineering projects that may be used to cool the planet must be approved by world governments to reduce the danger of catastrophic accidents, British scientists said. Met Office researchers have called for global ...   
14/1/2013
Clutches are in. Red is the new black. A Korean rapper's cantering dance has been trending since August. Any number of lists promise the hot trends of 2013. But where to get hip to what's in vogue with climate change this year? The Daily ...   
22/10/2012
An international meeting on biodiversity has called for more science-based information, the closure of knowledge gaps, and increased precaution, in the emerging fields of synthetic biology and geoengineering (climate engineering). Two ...   
17/10/2012
As controversy mounts over the Guardian's revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast, it has emerged the Canadian government may have known ...   
16/10/2012
A private company has conducted what is being described as the world’s biggest geoengineering experiment off Canada’s west coast, dumping tonnes of iron into the ocean that may have triggered an artificial plankton bloom up to 10,000 square ...   
15/10/2012
A controversial American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean as part of a geoengineering scheme off the west coast of Canada in July, a Guardian investigation can reveal. Lawyers, ...   
16/8/2012
What if someone wanted to deploy a massive project to try to reverse climate change today? Perhaps some researchers wanted to spray sulfur particles into the stratosphere to reflect away some of the sun's energy, cooling the Earth in an attempt ...   
30/5/2012
I've got to admit I'm not the world's biggest fan of geoengineering, and I've said so quite publicly. The idea is that if we fail to cut back greenhouse gas emissions and the planet's temperature soars to potentially dangerous levels, we'll have ...   
19/4/2012
Researchers working on a technology they say could stop global warming want the government to keep it out of private hands, a lead investigator said this week.David Keith, a Harvard University professor and an adviser on energy to ...   
1/12/2011
More research on the risks and governance of geoengineering the planet's climate by reflecting sunlight into space is needed, a grouping of science bodies and a green NGO have said, as the end of the first week of UN climate talks ...   
3/10/2011
Political opposition to technologies that could artificially cool the planet is in full swing. A field test of geoengineering, planned for October in Sculthorpe, UK, has been postponed for six months. Meanwhile, the European Parliament has passed ...   
29/7/2011
Processed and fast food is increasingly linked to a range of health and environmental problems Drought and water shortages stalk Eritrea's refugee camps Public sector should develop GM crops for seed companies, says leading researcher ...   
27/11/2010
The talks that are meant to fix the world's climate resume on Monday for a two-week meeting in Cancún, Mexico's top beach resort. Almost 200 national governments are participating, and their objective is to agree a successor to the 1997 Kyoto ...   
4/11/2010
Back in the 1970's, Chiffon Margarine ran a TV commercial with the tagline "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature' (the goddess in question wasn't happy that she mistook the margarine for real butter). In real life, scientists have learned that ...   
30/10/2010
A senior House Democrat from Tennessee issued the first congressional report on geoengineering Friday, just as delegates from 193 nations approved a ban on such research under a global biodiversity treaty. The debate over whether humans ...   
26/10/2010
Delegates to the world summit on biodiversity here are calling for a moratorium on climate engineering research, like the idea of putting huge mirrors in outer space to reflect some of the sun's heating rays away from the planet. Climate ...   
25/10/2010
Delegates to the world summit on biodiversity here are calling for a moratorium on climate engineering research, like the idea of putting huge mirrors in outer space to reflect some of the sun's heating rays away from the planet.Climate ...   
20/10/2010
Environmental groups want a U.N. conference on biodiversity in Japan to ban geoengineering as way to mitigate climate change Image: Image courtesy rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org Delegates from 193 nations are meeting in Nagoya, Japan, ...   
18/10/2010
Next week's meeting of the 193-nation Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, Japan, will tackle such controversial issues as funding for the Global Environment Facility, hard-to-reach biodiversity targets, and controls on the access ...   
23/9/2010
Feed one set of assumptions into a climate model, and filling the Earth's upper atmosphere with levitating nano-particles seems like a reasonable way to rein in the worst effects of climate change. Feed in other assumptions, and the Asian and ...   

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