Category Archives: Environment


Meet the trained Police rats

Police in Columbia are training rats to sniff out landmines. Lola the rat has a ninety percent success rate in locating explosive material in her training maze. Soon she will be working out in the field (literally). Police say rats are much smarter than dogs and can be trained in half the time (three months […] is the first broadband TV channel dedicated to environmental issues. It launched at the beginning of April with the backing of the United Nations Environment Programme. The site had 250,000 hits in the first week of being online.


A critical rise in world temperatures is now unavoidable

The Independent newspaper reports that a dangerous rise in temperature is now unavoidable. We are on course for ‘a rise in global mean temperatures to two degrees above the level before the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century,’ the article says. The two degree threshold was set down by scientists from around the world […]