What happened to 'Food Miles?'
Some years ago we were being advised to buy UK-grown fresh produce to avoid the 'food miles' associated with importing air-freighted fruit and vegetables due to concerns over how this was contributing to ...
Researchers give unstable soils a carpeting
A new, more environmentally-friendly practice for soil strengthening, using recycled carpet, could see the construction industry substantially decrease its carbon footprint thanks to research from the UTS ...
Researcher discusses international team to protect ancient footprints
A University of Colorado Denver researcher has been appointed to an international team of advisors dedicated to creating a museum complex in Tanzania showcasing perhaps the most important collection of hominin ...
Dinosaur tracks in Bolivia threatened with extinction
A hill in southeastern Bolivia is crisscrossed by fossilized dinosaur tracks—a total of more than 5,000 footprints, some more than a meter long, dating back 65 million years.
Wildlife numbers halved over past four decades: WWF
Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3,000 vertebrate species revealed on Tuesday.
How to estimate energy footprint in highways
Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have developed an application to estimate energy footprint in highways.
Researchers reveal carbon emissions of PlayStation 3 game distribution
It's not always true that digital distribution of media will have lower carbon emissions than distribution by physical means, at least when file sizes are large.
Shale oil 'dividend' could pay for smaller carbon footprint
Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.
Men viewed more favorably than women when seeking work-life balance
While some suggest that flexible work arrangements have the potential to reduce workplace inequality, a new study finds these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender.
We mustn't waste water while taking action on climate change
Should we pick and choose our climate strategies based on how water-wise they are?
Research aims to reduce water footprint and increase shelf life of potted and cut herb production
New research from the University of Southampton is aiming to reduce the water footprint and increase shelf life of potted and cut herb production in the UK.
Footprints suggest tyrannosaurs were gregarious
Scientists in western Canada have discovered the fossilized footprints of three tyrannosaurs that suggest these fearsome predators may have hunted in packs.
Ten reasons why policy makers should take direct air capture seriously
Despite the fact that the impacts of manmade climate change are already being felt and that failure to mitigate these effects by lessening fossil fuel CO2 emissions could result in dire consequences, policies enacted to reduce these ...
The right to be forgotten is fundamental in the digital age
The current debate over the right to be forgotten, spurred by a European Union ruling that allows people to stop certain web pages from appearing in search results, is proof – if further proof was required ...