For the last seven years, a bunch of Australian materials scientists from CSIRO, Monash University and the University of Melbourne have been developing a technique to print solar cells onto plastic surfaces. Now, the team is tantalizingly close to reaching commercialization stage, meaning that protective covers which also charge your gadgets with renewable energy could be just round the corner.
The floods and storms that have wreaked havoc across Britain this winter could be just the beginning, and now a growing number of people are making preparations for the end of the modern world. Here’s what you’ll need to do to stand a chance
WInd supplying most of the UK’s power on Feb 14th 2014
Climate scientists can no longer stay on the sidelines of the global warming debate.
Met Office warns of ice and rain as Labour accuse environment secretary of being ‘blinded to the risks’ of climate change
6/12/13 Hamburg is heavily flooded, here are two workers from a miniature museum.
Call to ‘stop dithering about fossil fuel cuts’ as expert panel warns entire globe is affected
Treasury will instead increase support for offshore turbines after MPs put pressure on PM over impact of windfarms on countryside
Thanks to dimwit voiceovers and preachy tutting, green films are taking a beating at the box office. But a new film about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan may change all that. By Catherine Shoard