Government plan to make developers consider financial value of nature

Policy makers to be given tools to factor in benefits of woodlands and parks before deciding on permission for new developmentNew homes, supermarkets and other developments will have to consider the financial value of nature such as woodlands and parks…

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What is the cost of climate change to our oceans?

An unprecedented study claims to show how the effects of climate change could cost the global marine economy two trillion dollars per year, but this begs the question: how can you cost the oceans?Scientists in Sweden claim climate change could cause al…

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É equívoco votar Código Florestal depois da Rio+20, diz deputada

A presidente em exercício da Câmara dos Deputados, Rose de Freitas (PMDB ES), defendeu nesta segunda feira que as lideranças desvinculem a análise do projeto de lei que cria um novo Código Florestal da votação do projeto da Lei Geral da Copa. El…

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Aviso de pauta: Ministra convida para palestra com a oceanógrafa Sylvia Earle

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In Clintonville, Wis., the Ground is Going Bump in the Night

Residents of one small Wisconsin city have been awakened by mysterious noises that seem to come from underground. Microearthquakes may be the cause.

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ONGs protestam contra exclusão de direitos humano na Rio+20

Foi uma semana de reuniões em Nova Iorque que culminou com a decisão de encaminhar carta-denúncia à ONU contra a exclusão dos direitos humanos do documento da Rio+20. Um  grupo de organizações não-governamentais de diversos países la…

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Green Blog: On Our Radar: The State of the Planet

In advance of the Rio + 20 summit meeting in Brazil, specialists are meeting in London this week to present a comprehensive scientific update on the pressure the planet is under as well as potential fixes.

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Grow a sunflower to solve unfinished Alan Turing experiment

Manchester Science Festival sows the seeds of a very bright idea to honour the computer genius in his centenary yearIf ever there was a man for bright ideas, it was Alan Turing, and he would have loved this.The whole of Manchester is being invited to p…

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Heathrow expansion an environmental disaster, warns Boris Johnson

London mayor says third runway will not be built as long as he is in office, but is open to more aviation capacity for the capitalBoris Johnson, the Conservative mayoral candidate, has warned that further expansion of Heathrow would be “an environmenta…

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Balão de festa de aniversário ameaça gás hélio de extinção

O cientista Oleg Kirichek, que pesquisa feixes de nêutrons no Reino Unido, recebeu uma notícia desagradável na semana passada. Um de seus principais experimentos, projetado para investigar a estrutura da matéria, teve de ser cancelado por falta de…

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Scientist at Work Blog: A Curious Patch of Trees Before the Descent

Before making their way back down the volcano, researchers sample trees from a part of the forest that seems to have very little human impact.

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Quênia anuncia descoberta de petróleo no noroeste do país

A companhia britânico-irlandesa Tullow Oil descobriu uma grande jazida de petróleo na província de Turkana

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