Sudan’s breathtaking migration: Scientists believe they have discovered the biggest migration of wild animals on Earth, with an aerial survey revealing vast herds of gazelle and antelope on the move in southern Sudan in a region which had been assumed to have been denuded of its wildlife by years of civil war. The Wildlife Conservation Society, together with the autonomous government of South Sudan, announced at a press conference in New York yesterday that a study of the area’s fauna had revealed an abundance of antelope, particularly of white-eared kob, in breathtaking numbers. Guardian

World without oil: Scientists have criticised a major review of the world’s remaining oil reserves, warning that the end of oil is coming sooner than governments and oil companies are prepared to admit. BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy, published yesterday, appears to show that the world still has enough “proven” reserves to provide 40 years of consumption at current rates. The assessment, based on officially reported figures, has once again pushed back the estimate of when the world will run dry. Independent

Emissions fell slightly in the EU during ’05: Greenhouse gas emissions from the European Union dropped slightly in 2005, the latest year for which full data is available, the European Environment Agency is reporting. It was the first drop since 2001. But officials were quick to say that they were unsure whether the data, being published Thursday, reflected a turnaround brought about by new legislation and heightened environmental consciousness, or was a random variation. International Herald Tribune

Google, Intel launch energy efficiency program: Web search leader Google Inc.  and semiconductor maker Intel Corp. launched a broad-based program on Tuesday to introduce more energy-efficient personal computers and server systems to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Called the “Climate Savers Computing Initiative,” the new program has signed on computer makers Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM , Lenovo Group Ltd., and software maker Microsoft Corp. Washington Post

Gore’s pre-election visit may add heat to politics: In what could prove to be inconvenient timing for the Federal Government, climate change campaigner Al Gore is returning to Australia as little as a month before the election. With climate change already a key election issue, the former US vice-president’s trip in late September to recruit 170 Australians to his “army” of climate presenters is likely to put pressure on all parties, but particularly the Government, over their policies. The Age