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Asian tiger mosquitoes can transmit tropical diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya

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The Great Barrier Reef has lost about 50 per cent of its coral in the past 30 years

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The 35-year plan envisages spending more than £1bn over the next decade

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Officials 'banned' from using 'climate change' and 'global warming' in flood-prone Florida

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Demonstrators marching through central London on Saturday

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Ed Davey promises a bold election manifesto to counteract the Greens' surge

Air pollution in London has reached illegally high levels

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

Ministers said filters could be fitted to ventilation systems to 'provide cleaner air'

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

Global 'green club' of companies will fight climate change and poverty

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An oil platform in the North Sea

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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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