The Environment Secretary Liz Truss wants to see crops, not solar panels, in British fields

Environment Secretary Liz Truss under fire over plan to scrap solar farm subsidies

Government plan hopes to ensure that more agricultural land is dedicated to crops and food

Demonstrators covered in oil protest against Canadian tar sands last year

Tar sands oil imports: EU accused of putting commerce before the environment over plans to abandon ‘highly polluting’ label

The proposed move means refiners would be freer to import large quantities of the fossil fuel from Canada

It typically takes about a year to determine whether human-induced global warming played a role in extreme weather

Scientists to ‘fast-track’ evidence linking global warming to wild weather

Aim is to thwart sceptics from dismissing extreme event as 'natural weather variation'

Grouse shooting is thought to be ruining the countryside in Northern England

Grouse shooting 'is warming planet' as peatlands burned to improve conditions for birds

Swathes of upland are 'Amazon of the UK' say researchers

Lord Lawson is a well-known climate sceptic

Lord Lawson and his climate change sceptics broke charity bias rules

Ex-Chancellor’s Global Warming Policy Foundation guilty of blurring fact and comment

The BB Suit is a onesie developed to filter air pollution and record the levels of pollution in any given area

A onesie that purifies polluted air? Beijing Design Week exhibits wearable filter BB.Suit 2.0

The suit also has an air quality sensor to test carbon monoxide, methane and liquid petroleum gas in the surrounding environment

Donald MacInnes: Leonardo DiCaprio climate speech at the UN this week was excellent

There were some glitzy touches to the start of the annual United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York on Wednesday.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon speaks at the UN Climate Summit

Climate Change Summit: World leaders reach fragile consensus on global warming

Just days after thousands marched for action, politicians declared their commitment to tackling the issue urgently. They were joined by one very notable celebrity activist

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff addresses the Climate Summit, at United Nations headquarters

Climate Change summit: Brazil refuses to sign UN's pledge to slow deforestation

Environment Minister claims her government was 'not invited to be engaged in the preparation process'

John D Rockefeller on his 84th birthday in 1923; his wealth came from oil

Rockefellers go green: Rockefeller foundation divests funds in fossil fuel industries

American oil dynasty to pull all investment in fossil fuel industries on eve of global climate change summit, placing it as an unlikely champion of the push towards alternative energy sources

Demonstrators march towards Wall Street in New York last night, calling for action to curb the effects of global warming

UN climate summit starts in New York but the long-term forecast is cloudy

Leaders of China and India will be notable absences at the talks

Around 40,000 people marched in London including Emma Thompson and many marches were arranged around the world to demand urgent action on climate change

Climate change march: Investors pledge to take their money out of firms blamed for climate change

700 financial institutions with £30bn at their disposal join ‘dirty-energy divestment’ campaign

Lightning strikes over Poole Harbour during a thunderstorm

UK to face more extreme weather as climate change pushes temperatures up in the Arctic

Rising Arctic temperature is causing the jet stream to take a wavier path, which will lead to more storms

The People's Climate March in Delhi, India, yesterday

The People's Climate march: For 72 hours the world takes to the streets and tells leaders: 'Act now on climate change'

It promises to be an unparalleled demonstration of the world’s fury at its leaders’ continued failure to tackle climate change: an unprecedented statement by hundreds of thousands of people.

Forbes dam in New South Wales in 2006, during Australia’s 10-year drought

UK weather: Britain must be prepared for 'worst droughts in modern times'

Desalination, long-distance pipelines, imported supplies, and more efficient appliances in the home are among measures being considered to stop the country running dry. Kitty Knowles reports

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