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The drilling unit Kulluk ran aground near Alaska

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Ready to eat: the first GM fish for the dinner table

US decision after 17-year battle over fast-growing salmon could pave way for same step in Britain

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Environment Secretary Paterson backs GM crops

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Turbines of the new Burbo Bank off shore wind farm lay in the wake of a maintenance boat in the mouth of the River Mersey off Liverpool, England

British economy would be £20bn-a-year better off with focus on wind power, says think tank

Britain’s “dash-for-gas” strategy has been undermined just a day before chancellor George Osborne is set to place the fossil fuel at the heart of UK energy policy, as a new report finds the economy would be better off harnessing offshore wind instead.

His Tatton seat is ripe for fracking, but his constituents may not share George Osborne’s enthusiasm for the drill

Will George Osborne hail the shale gas in his own backyard?

The Chancellor's Tatton seat is ripe for fracking – but his constituents may not share their MP's enthusiasm for the drill

Investment in renewable energy has halved in just three years, says alarming research

Fundamental ideological disagreements within the government about renewable energy have turned away droves of potential investors in crucial new green electricity generators, according to damning new research.

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Uncertainty over nuclear clean-up

Sellafield's plans to replace ageing nuclear waste facilities posing "significant risks" to the population face "considerable" uncertainty, a public spending watchdog warns.

Energy Minister John Hayes (left) said: 'enough is enough' on windfarms, earning him a public rebuke from his boss Energy Secretary Ed Davey

The Energy Secretary is in favour of wind farms. The Energy Minister is against them. So who will win the fuel fight?

The Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey was today forced to publically rebuke his Conservative deputy for claiming that the Government would veto the development of more on-shore windfarms.

Environmental Arsenal let the plane take the strain on a 15-minute flight to Norwich

The 'Environment and Regeneration' page on Arsenal's website may boast about the club's use of waterless urinals and biodegradable plastic bags in the club's retail stores, but the Gunners have found themselves in globally warmed waters this week with the news that the team flew to Norwich for their 1-0 defeat on Saturday.

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