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28th August 2008

To Greece, by car, on grease
Carbon-conscious enthusiasts beg restaurants and cafes for waste vegetable oil to power their European journey, converting an estimated 350 litres of oil into fuel on their 11 day trip
Guardian Unlimited

Arctic ice 'is at tipping point'
Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the second smallest extent since satellite records began, US scientists have revealed.
BBC News

1st August 2008

The final countdown
Time is fast running out to stop irreversible climate change, a group of global warming experts warns today. We have only 100 months to avoid disaster. Andrew Simms explains why we must act now - and where to begin
Guardian Unlimited

China's 'rapid renewable surge'
China's rapid investment in low carbon technologies has catapulted the nation up the global renewable energy rankings, a report shows.
BBC News
Guardian Unlimited

31st July 2008

A quick fix for global warming
It's the stuff of science fiction, but could mirrors in space or sea water sprayed in the air be shortcuts to halt global warming?
BBC News Magazine

CO2 storage plan a step closer
A scheme to store millions of tonnes of industrial carbon could forge ahead despite a lack of government backing, a regional development agency has said.
BBC News

Oil from algae promises climate friendly fuel
A liquid fuel made from plants that is chemically identical to crude oil but which does not contribute to climate change when it is burned or, unlike other biofuels, need agricultural land to produce sounds too good to be true...
Guardian Unlimited

30th July 2008

Bangladesh landmass 'is growing'
New research shows Bangladesh may not be as vulnerable to rising sea levels caused by climate change as previously feared, scientists in Dhaka say.
BBC News

China's renewable energy revolution
Guardian Unlimited

Canadian Arctic sheds ice chunk
A large chunk of an Arctic ice shelf has broken free of the northern Canadian coast, scientists say.
BBC News

25th July 2008

Life in the shadow of China's melting glacier
Glaciers in the Tian Mountains in western China are melting due to global warming. Jonathan Watts photographs how this affects local people
Guardian Online

22nd July 2008

Warming world 'drying wetlands'
More than 700 scientists are attending a major conference to draw up an action plan to protect the world's wetlands.
BBC News

2nd July 2008

Climate concerns halt coal plant
The US state of Georgia has blocked construction of a new coal-fired power station because of concerns over its carbon dioxide emissions. Is the US changing direction?
BBC News