The project, near Loch Mhor and the Monadhliath mountains, sits on the 13,000-acre Dunmaglass estate owned by Sir Jack Hayward, the Bahamas-based property dealer and life president of Wolverhampton Wanderers football club.
"Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the science literature" was published in the Environmental Research Letters journal on Thursday. It looked at 12 000 academic papers that talked about climate change and were published between 1991 and 2011.
With rainfall at record low levels, farmers across Australia are facing some of the toughest drought conditions in years. So why has the government chosen now to change crucial allowances for those in need?
The extent to which East Anglia’s coastline and wildlife are under threat from climate change and extreme weather has been outlined in a new report.
It has been a turbulent feud over wind turbines, which has set the scion of one of Scotland’s most distinguished landowning families against the owner of a neighbouring country estate, the Edinburgh financier Peter de Vink.
China on Saturday called for improving international cooperation to build an ecological civilization and pledged to make its contribution based on the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities".
The news that atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most important global warming gas, have hit 400 parts per million for the first time in millions of years increases the pressure on President Obama to deliver on his pledges to limit this country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
This Syrian disaster is like a superstorm. It’s what happens when an extreme weather event, the worst drought in Syria’s modern history, combines with a fast-growing population and a repressive and corrupt regime. In an age of climate change, we’re likely to see many more such conflicts.
When handled with care, global statistics can help challenge common misconceptions about the world, particularly population and fertility, says statistician Hans Rosling. Chief among the myths to be debunked: That the world is split in two – with a developed world on one side and a developing world on the other.
Land degradation — more specifically drought and desertification — have become increasingly pressing problems for a growing number of countries around the world, threatening efforts to alleviate poverty, improve basic health and sanitation and address socioeconomic inequality, as well as spur agricultural and sustainable economic development. The only multilateral, international agreement linking development and environment to sustainable land management (SLM), high-level representatives from 195 nations will be gathering in Windhoek, Namibia from September 16-27 for the 11th bi-annual Conference of Parties (COP) to review implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Meeting for the first time in southern Africa, UNCCD delegates will review implementation of the convention to date and plan for the ensuing two years of programs and actions.
For years, a loose network of environmental groups, public health organizations and members of Congress, both Democratic and Republican, has fought to require companies to try to redesign their chemical facilities, to make them safer. But industry executives and their allies in Congress have blocked the proposals.
Texas sued BP, Transocean Ltd. and others involved in the 2010 oil spill, calling it the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history and becoming the fifth Gulf of Mexico state to file claims.
The Energy Department on Friday gave Freeport LNG conditional approval to broadly export domestically harvested natural gas, marking only the second time a U.S. company has won that authority and suggesting the Obama administration may grant similar licenses later this year.
Chevron Corp., the second-biggest U.S. oil company, said it’s preparing an investment in Argentina that will help make the country energy independent by developing what could be the world’s second-largest shale oil reservoir.
A “GPS shield” that could warn populations of tsunami threats has been the dream of disaster preparedness at least since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed about 230,000 people over a vast region.
A new study from Johns Hopkins University updates 2006 research that found excess levels of arsenic in U.S. chicken.
When improved pregnancy tests were developed in the 1960s, the advance came with an unexpected side effect: a role in the spread of chytridiomycosis, a lethal fungal disease that has wiped out hundreds of species of frogs.
A new government study of public pools finds widespread fecal contamination lurking in the water you may be swimming in.
The eastern Asia native has an astonishing ability to eat aphids, but spreads rapidly and harbors a parasite that kills other species.
Scientists say they have found a way to provide faster and more accurate early warning systems for tsunamis. A German team says GPS satellite-based positioning could offer detailed information about the events within minutes of an earthquake occurring.