‘Barren future’ for Africa’s soil

30/3/2006  Africa’s soils are being depleted of nutrients.  Africa’s farmland is rapidly becoming barren and incapable of sustaining the continent’s already hungry population, according to a report.  Read the rest of this entry »

Unexpected warming in Antarctica

30/3/2006  BBC  Data from nine research stations were used in the study.  Winter air temperatures over Antarctica have risen by more than 2C in the last 30 years, a new study shows. Read the rest of this entry »

Nuclear clean-up ‘to cost £70bn’

30/3/2006  BBC  The cost of the UK’s nuclear waste clean-up programme could be more than £70bn, according to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA). The authority’s previous estimate of the cost was £56bn.

China’s green push starts at the bottom

28/3/2006  BBC  In the Liajiang Valley some 10,000 families are putting pigs manure to good use - to fuel methane stoves.  Read the rest of this entry »

Britain will fail it climate targets

28/3/2006  BBC  “International trends” have blocked the road to missions reductions.      Read the rest of this entry »

Sea rise could be ‘catastrophic’

23/3/2006  Greenland’s glaciers have been sliding faster towards the sea.  A study in the US journal Science suggests a threshold triggering a rise in sea level of several metres could be reached before the end of the century.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sharp rise in CO2 levels recorded

14/3/2006   BBC By David Shukman science correspondent.    Air samples have been taken from Colorado’s Rocky Mountains US climate scientists have recorded a significant rise in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, pushing it to a new record level.   Read the rest of this entry »

Himalayan melting risk surveyed

5/3/2006   BBC   A new weather station is expected to show the extent of         melting from global warming in the Himalayas.   Himalayan glaciers are  ’melting fast’ .   UN investigates Everest threat.

Consensus grows on climate change

1/3/2006   BBC   The global scientific body on climate change is expected to report         soon that emissions from humankind are the only explanation for major changes on earth.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) formerly said greenhouse gases were “probably” to blame.    Read the rest of this entry »