Vladimir Putin told a defence ministry meeting that he wished to see the military bolster its presence in the territory
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Tales from the Trees: Errington Wood, North Yorks - Take to the high ground for a look back over the millennia
Saturday 05 October 2013
Even before you've consulted the car park signs, you just know this hump-backed wood heaves with history. There's something about its location that speaks of ancient concerns: positioning, clear lines of vision, the importance of higher ground. Then, as my wife dons a pack and I lift my son on to my shoulders, we pass information boards that confirm it. Stone Age man quarried here; by the Bronze Age, it had been re-imagined as a resting spot for chieftains. One look around and you understand why.
Monday 30 September 2013
Group was campaigning against attempts by companies to drill for oil in Arctic waters
Tuesday 24 September 2013
The Government was accused of playing fast and loose with Britain’s energy security last night after Centrica finally lost patience with its refusal to offer subsidies to bolster the country’s gas supplies and pulled out of a deal to build two major new storage projects.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Climate change may be intensifying the natural cycle and may prolong it, says expert, but it is too early to say
Friday 24 May 2013
The unseasonably cold weather in southern areas and the Midlands will make way for a dry and sunny Bank Holiday weekend, forecasters said.
Monday 08 April 2013
The prospect of a resurgence in Britain's long-declining North Sea oil industry received a boost today when the explorer Xcite Energy revealed that its giant Bentley oil field held 134 million barrels more than previously thought – worth about $14bn (£9bn) at current prices.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Fears of rising domestic energy prices eased slightly when prompt gas prices slid 15 per cent to a two-week low.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Britain's supplies are at the mercy of the weather and volatile markets unless it increases its meagre storage capacity, says Tom Bawden
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Cairn Energy has signed a deal to acquire an interest in Senegal for the first time, as it continues to broaden its reach beyond Greenland, where expensive drilling has yet to yield results.
Monday 18 March 2013
One of the experts behind the critically acclaimed documentary Frozen Planet, is in hot water in Norway over “disturbing” polar bears for another BBC show while filming them in the wild.
Sunday 17 March 2013
Sunday 24 February 2013
The UK's post-Olympic hangover is likely to be less painful than first feared this week, as the latest figures on the economy's performance at the end of 2012 gives some respite for the Chancellor.
Saturday 26 January 2013
Yesterday's keenly awaited GDP figures allowed the doom-mongers to forecast that the UK was headed for a "triple-dip" recession, if we were not in one already. The Chancellor, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, professed himself disappointed with the news, even as he vowed to press on with Plan A.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Drilling for North Sea oil and gas took off last year, as a resurgence in the UK continental shelf pushed up the number of new exploration and appraisal wells by a third.
Monday 14 January 2013
North Sea employment is set to boom this year. Up to 50,000 new jobs are expected in Britain's oil and gas industry, according to analysis by a leading industry headhunter.
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Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27