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BBC Science and Environment

Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot
At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.

WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.

IPCC debates 'most important' report
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.

The Ecologist

Ancient Woodland saved from quarrying
Lafarge Tarmac has withdrawn its bid to quarry Hopwas Woods following a huge local and national campaign. It's a victory to celebrate - but as the Woodland Trust points out, it also shows that...

The Ecologist places leaked Sellafield fuel pond photos in public domain
The full set of photos of Sellafield's highly dilapidated and dangerous B29 and B30 cooling ponds as leaked to us are placed in the public domain.

UK faces serious winter blackout risk - National Grid's rosy nuclear forecast fails reality test
The National Grid's forecast for UK power supply this winter relies on overstating the availability of increasingly unreliable nuclear power stations, writes Chris Goodall. Realistic estimates of...

Election debates: only the Greens offer a genuine alternative
UK broadcasters' plan to exclude the Green Party from the 2015 pre-election debates is an affront to democracy, writes Peter Bloom. Its voice must be heard - not only do the Greens enjoy a firm,...

The great Hallowe'en pumpkin rescue
Every Hallowe'en the UK throws away enough pumpkin to make 360 million portions of pumpkin pie, soup, or cake, writes Gavin Ellis - a shocking waste in these hungry times. Hence a bold new...

World Resources Institute

STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to EU Climate Deal

Today European Union leaders agreed on a climate and energy package that sets a domestic carbon reduction target of 'at least' 40% by...

WRI dá as boas vindas a Aniruddha Dasgupta como primeiro Diretor Global para o WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

O World Resources Institute (WRI) está feliz em receber...

RELEASE: WRI Welcomes Aniruddha Dasgupta as First Global Director for the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Washington, DC (October 15, 2014)— The World Resources Institute...

RELEASE: New Analysis Highlights Opportunities for Economic Gains from Climate Action in the United States

Study by World Resources Institute identifies low-carbon strategies that...

RELEASE: World Resources Institute and Johnson Controls Launch New Building Efficiency Initiative

New partnership will advance global solutions for greater building efficiency in...

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