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Global recession halts decades of steady progress in reducing world hunger

Two decades of steady progress in reducing world hunger have come to a stop with the recession of the last four years, new figures from the United Nations reveal.

The Greenwire scheme would generate wind power in Ireland and export it via cables to Wales

UK to outflank objectors with wind farms in Ireland

Ministers are investigating a proposal to outsource the production of wind power to Ireland.

The Chancellor has dismayed climate
campaigners by backing the
controversial fossil fuel

Osborne offers tax breaks for shale gas

Britain will seek to open up its potential reserves of the emerging but controversial fuel, shale gas, with a "generous new tax regime", the Chancellor has revealed, in a promise which has dismayed environmentalists.

Job losses threat over carbon targets

Seven of the world's biggest energy companies have written to the Government threatening to withdraw hundreds of millions of pounds of investment – with the potential loss of "tens of thousands of new jobs" – because of a lack of commitment to carbon reduction.

Shelf life: A computer-generated shot of the new Strand East development

London's newest development: The rise of the Ikea city

The furniture store has opened the first part of its huge east London mini-city. But don't expect too many Billy bookcases

President Obama said there was a threat to national security

Chinese energy firm sues Obama for blocking wind-farm deal

A Chinese energy company is suing President Barack Obama for blocking a deal for it to build wind farms on land next to a US military site in Oregon.

The protesters' character, 'BP', greets theatregoers as they make their way out

All the world's a stage – and all the men and women merely environmentalists who hate BP

RSC hit by string of theatrical protests over sponsorship deal with British oil giant

Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron at The Independent/RSA fringe meeting in Brighton

Osborne 'runs scared from the Clarkson tendency'

George Osborne is putting off "green" development because he is trying to appeal to the "Jeremy Clarkson tendency", the president of the Liberal Democrats said yesterday.

Majority back 5p carrier bag move

The majority of people think a 5p charge on single-use carrier bags should be introduced in England to cut litter and waste, a poll suggested today.

'Arctic oil spill could take six months to cap,' says cross-party committee

Oil companies are failing to safeguard the Arctic against a "catastrophic" spill and should halt drilling operations, a cross-party committee of MPs has said.

Energy help scheme has £50m to burn

As households face up to a winter with even higher energy bills, the government scheme set up to help the UK's poorest avoid crippling costs is underspending by £50m.

Don't get angry, get more energy smart

Gas and electricity charges are set to rise again, but you may be able to beat the energy companies at their own game, reports Chiara Cavaglieri
Ed Davey proposes offering financial benefits to communities that agree to host new wind turbines

Davey takes on Osborne over wind farms

Lib Dem Secretary of State launches green initiative, while Chancellor pushes on fossil fuels

Planning minister's think-tank calls for millions of homes on Green Belt

The Government should build on Green Belt land to address Britain's housing shortage, according to a think-tank founded by the new Planning minister, Nick Boles.

A trial cull is due to begin in the West Country later this month

Anti-badger cull activists accused of 'campaign of intimidation' against ministers

Anti-badger cull activists have been accused of an “organised campaign of intimidation” by the Government after the home address of the new environment minister was published on a website.

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