Mussels colony wiped out after Delphi Bridge Repairs
Ireland's largest colony of rare freshwater pearl mussels,
in the Bundorragh River in County Mayo, may have been destroyed because
of repair works on a bridge near Delphi Bridge, a well known fishing
The culling of badgers to combat bovine TB is to continue
even though the numbers getting the disease are at their lowest since
the eradication programme began in the 1950s, said Minister for Agriculture
Proposals to reform Britain's planning system would
have little or no impact in promoting economic growth and could
undermine public well-being, a report commissioned by conservation
charities claims today.
A US federal judge has thrown out an animal rights
group's lawsuit accusing SeaWorld of enslaving captive killer whales,
ruling that orcas have no standing to seek the same constitutional
rights as people.
Soil erosion increasing global warming
Global warming will get worse as
agricultural methods accelerate the rate of soil erosion, which
depletes the amount of carbon the soil is able to store, a United
Nations' Environment Programme report said on Monday.
A Yale-led study of the evolutionary history of Antarctic
fish and their "anti-freeze" proteins illustrates how
tens of millions of years ago a lineage of fish adapted to newly
formed polar conditions -- and how today they are endangered by
a rapid rise in ocean temperatures.
Carbon capture to net €1bn of infrastructure
Experimental technology to capture, store and bury
carbon emissions in geological formations is in line to receive
a payout of as much as €1.37 billion from the EU’s energy
infrastructure package, EurActiv has learned.
After years of trying to persuade sceptics, the renewable
energy industry continues to face an uphill battle in convincing
power producers that integrating more renewable energies like wind
and solar will not put the electricity grid in jeopardy.
Scientists melt mystery over icecaps and sea levels
U.S. scientists using satellite data have established
a more accurate figure of the amount of annual sea level rise from
melting glaciers and ice caps which should aid studies on how quickly
coastal areas may flood as global warming gathers pace.