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Posted by in Eco News Blog on Nov 11, 2007 .

The BBC have reported this week of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s alarm at the pace of climate change after his two-day fact-finding trip to southern Chile.  

Mr Ban, who has vowed to make the fight against global warming a key issue during his tenure at the UN, went to Antarctica on Friday where he heard from scientists how rising temperatures have caused huge ice shelves to collapse into the sea.

He also saw the Grey glacier, the front face of which is covered in cracks, which experts believe are due to the warmer weather conditions.

Mr Ban is gathering information to take to a major UN conference on

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Oct 29, 2007 .

Revisions to the draft Climate Change Bill, originally produced by the Government in March of this year (see earlier ecofreak news item "Climate Change - UK Leads The Way"), were set out yesterday by Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn.

The original draft Bill set out clear legally binding targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the UK by at least 60 per cent by 2050, and from 26 to 32 per cent by 2020. This is to be based on a new system of “carbon budgets” set at least 15 years ahead. It also proposed the creation of a new independent, expert Committee on Climate Change to advise on the best way to achieve these...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Sep 17, 2007 .

Planning approval means the £28 million project, which has been developed by the South West of England Regional Development Agency (RDA), has cleared the last major regulatory hurdle. Funding for the project has already been approved by the RDA.

The project, named Wave Hub, is  a world first and will include an onshore substation connected to electrical equipment on the seabed about 16 kilometres (10 miles) offshore via a sub-sea cable.

Companies developing wave energy technology will be able to plug into Wave Hub to test their wave energy devices on a scale never seen anywhere before. Four companies have already been chosen to...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Sep 09, 2007 .

A lightweight, solar-powered plane created by UK firm QinetiQ has exceeded the official world record time for the longest duration unmanned flight with a 54 hour flight achieved during trials at the US military’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.


The Zephyr High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre aircraft with a wingspan of up to 18 metres but weighing just 30 kg. Hand launched, by day it flies on solar power generated by amorphous silicon arrays no thicker than sheets of paper that cover the aircraft's wings. By night it is powered by rechargeable...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Aug 27, 2007 .

The New Local Government Network (NLGN), an independent think tank that seeks to transform public services, revitalise local political leadership and empower local communities, says that planning laws should be relaxed to increases the take up of green energy systems.

A pamphlet published by the NLGN has called for local planning laws to be relaxed to allow more people the option of installing eco-friendly energy sources to their homes. It has called for local councillors to be able to consult with local residents on whether to reduce the amount of planning permission required to install a micro generation system. The pamphlet suggests...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Aug 12, 2007 .

Eco-campaigners in tents have arrived two days earlier than expected on the outskirts of Heathrow Airport signalling the start of a week long campaign to protest against plans to expand the airport.

In addition to the climate change protestors, local residents who are likely to be adversely affected by the proposed increase in air traffic are also joining the group.

The protestors aim to disrupt BAA’s activities but claim that they are not there to delay flights and disrupt people’s holidays. Organisers of the so called Camp for Climate Change insist that the protests will be peaceful, however, despite this there is likely to be...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Jul 23, 2007 .

The recent flooding in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas seems to fit into a trend of an increased risk of flooding in the UK due to torrential rainfall. This is trend that we have already been warned about by scientists and it seems that their predictions may be becoming reality.

In recent years we seem to have experienced a number of 'unprecedented' floods in the UK and these often have been the result of torrential rain storms resulting huge amounts of run-off overwhelming drains and smaller water channels.

Five million people in England and Wales are now at risk from flooding every year and...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Jul 01, 2007 .
Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

Live Earth will reach this worldwide audience through an unprecedented global media architecture covering all media platforms - TV, radio, Internet and wireless channels.

Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Group and other international organizations to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global warming. Former U.S....

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