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Demonstrators marching through central London on Saturday

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The Lib Dems are proud of their record in setting up new onshore wind projects

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Air pollution in London has reached illegally high levels

MPs' plan to cut air pollution near schools rejected by Government

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Jeremy Leggett’s solar panel company, SolarCentury, transfers 5 per cent of its profit to its own charity, SolarAid

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An oil platform in the North Sea

Coalition of investors to pressure oil firms to go green

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Once the energy expended by mowing, fertiliser use and watering are taken into account, lawns actually produce more greenhouse gases than they soak up

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A Saudi family arrives for the the Hael International Rally in Hael Nufud desert in 2011.

2014 the hottest year since records began, climate experts confirm

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Nuclear power is key to protecting the environment, biologists say in their letter

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