The European Commission issued Wednesday recommendations to ensure that clear environmental safeguards are in place when the controversial technique of "fracking" is used to tap shale gas reserves.
The increasing rejection of farming technology like hormonal growth promotants (HGP) should be regarded as unethical according to a scientist whose paper was recently published in the journal of Animal Production Science.
An iceberg the size of Manhattan has broken off a glacier in Antarctica and could survive long enough to drift into international shipping lanes, scientists said Thursday.
IBM inventors have patented a technique that enables cloud computing data center operators to dynamically redistribute workloads to lower-powered or underutilized systems, thereby minimizing the environmental footprint and ...
Today, the vast majority of plastics are still made using non-renewable fossil fuels, especially petroleum. With concerns about environmental impact and climate change increasing, some researchers have begun to look for alternatives.
Chrome-based processes in leather tanning have long been a concern in terms of their potential environmental impact. Chrome is used in more than 90 percent of leather tanning operations worldwide, producing stretchable leather ...
To keep animal welfare on the political and societal agenda, there needs to be a change in the way we present the argument, a leading international animal ethicist says.
As public-health officials continue to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers are trying to predict how climate change will impact the disease, which infected an estimated 219 million people in 2010 and is the fifth ...
Reusable coffee cups are helping students at The University of Western Australia to put less rubbish in the bin - and send less waste to landfill.
New research from Cranfield University has analysed how 'green' some of our everyday food choices are, and their long term sustainability for UK diets.