Brent council seeks to ban fracking

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Sir David Attenborough in the Ocean Zone after he officially opened the WWF's Living Planet Centre in Woking

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The poorest face a choice between eating and heating

Green tax goes to wrong homes, says think tank

The overwhelming majority of money raised from the Government's flagship "green tax" designed to help poor families cope with their heating bills is going to homes not classed as living in fuel poverty, research by a leading think tank revealed yesterday.

Nick Clegg will not allow the government to cut subsidies to relieve fuel poverty, encourage householders to insulate their homes or boost renewable energy like wind power

Nick Clegg to thwart Tory plans to cut energy bills through chopping green taxes

George Osborne is under pressure after Labour pledge to freeze gas and electricity bills for 20 months if party wins election

David Cameron visited Hinkley Point B in Somerset after confirming a £16bn project to build Britain's first new nuclear power station in a generation

Britain signs deal with EDF for new reactors: Nuclear power deal ‘is vital to keeping the lights on’, says Ed Davey

Government agrees to guarantee the French utility EDF about twice current market rate for electricity produced at new Hinkley Point reactors

Greenpeace’s UK executive director John Sauven says half of the world’s oil spills happen in Russia

Greenpeace director John Sauven ‘Russia has sent us a clear signal over the Arctic. We need a more creative way to get our story across’

Greenpeace chief is leading efforts to free 30 activists held for boarding Arctic oil rig

Let's play God: The scientific experiments that might save the world (or destroy it...)

Fake volcanoes, giant space mirrors, oceans of iron filings… One of these ideas might save our planet from the worst effects of global warming – or destroy it. Memphis Barker reports on the rise of geoengineering – and the rift it has opened in the scientific community

The Green Deal Finance Company offer up to £10,000 to cover the cost of the work which is then paid back over 20 years through energy bills

Exclusive: Government's 'Green Deal' energy efficiency scheme is so ‘complex’ it deters homeowners from signing up

Just £3.4m of the initial £244m in funding has been allocated as take-up numbers disappoint

Sea change: A Russian coastguard approaches activists

Still rainbow, but more warrior: The latest Greenpeace protests mark a strategic change in its approach

Almost 30 Greenpeace activists face up to 15 years in a Russian prison after protesting at an Arctic oil drilling rig. Others brought a Champions League match in Switzerland to a standstill, dropping down on ropes from a stadium roof before unfurling a banner critical of the Russian oil giant Gazprom. Still more activists scaled the Shard in central London, western Europe's largest building, to object to Shell's oil exploration at the top of the world.

Albarn and Law protest outside the Russian embassy

Embassy rally by A-listers for Greenpeace Six

Families and friends of detained activists joined by celebrities at Russian embassy in London

The developed world’s growing sweet tooth has increased global land deals to make way for lucrative sugar crops

Oxfam accuses Coke and Pepsi of taking land from the poor

Communities from Brazil to Cambodia are losing homes to make room for sugar crops, it is claimed

Burbo Bank off shore wind farm in the mouth of the River Mersey

Tory donor knocks wind out of Coalition green energy ‘sales’

Supporter says the Government is missing huge investment opportunities due to its ‘misleading’ eco policies

Deputy PM Nick Clegg, pictured here in the run-up to the 2010 Election, has been accused of betraying voters over Lib Dem support for fracking

Failure to stop Chancellor from undermining efforts to cut carbon pollution and support for fracking means Lib Dems are no longer green, say charities

A coalition of environmental charities has launched a strongly-worded attack on the Liberal Democrats, accusing it of rapidly losing its identity as the mainstream green party.

Meat-loving Germany disliked the Green ‘veggie day’ idea

Why meat-eating Germany has gone off its Greens: Europe’s most successful environmentalist party risks a reputation for meddling

From 1998 until 2005, they ruled in coalition with the Social Democrats

Zach Cole, 17, listens to his iPod which has been charged using energy generated from the kinetic floor tiles

‘Run, don’t walk’: The school that gets pupils to generate electricity

Special floor tiles produce sustainable energy when pupils pound them

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