Earth’s vegetation could be saturated with carbon by the end of the century and stop acting as a brake on global warming, scientists warn.
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Decisions that are being taken today to support investments that lock us into an old economic model will do little for future prosperity or growth.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Environment Editor, Michael McCarthy, and Travel Editor, Simon Calder, discuss the key issues
Thursday 01 December 2011
Britain's biggest carbon capture pilot plant began siphoning emissions from SSE's 490 megawatt coal-fired station at Ferrybridge, Yorkshire, yesterday in an effort to prove the technology on an industrial scale.
Thursday 27 October 2011
On the face of it, the first passenger flight of Boeing's Dreamliner jet could hardly be expected to have environmentalists jumping for joy. With aviation blamed for 2 per cent of global carbon emissions – and warnings of a "multiplier" effect from exhaust belched at high altitudes – the green lobby, not unreasonably, has mass air travel firmly in its sights.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Candle flames contain millions of tiny diamond particles, a university professor has discovered.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
B&Q is drawing up plans to lease rather than sell some of its big DIY products such as power drills as part of a sustainable business strategy.
Monday 25 July 2011
Electronic devices, from mobile phones to computers, could work much faster if they were made from the thinnest substance in the world, scientists from Manchester University have discovered.
Michael McCarthy: Three solutions in one to a string of problems the free market could not deal with
Wednesday 13 July 2011
There are lots of things the market will do for you, like lowering consumer prices or making companies lean, mean and keen, but one thing no one pretends the market will do is give you a clean planet.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
FTSE 100 giants Rio Tinto and International Power have added their voices to the debate about Australia's plans for a carbon tax.
Monday 04 July 2011
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Government plans for a carbon floor price could waste £1bn a year and drag another 90,000 households into fuel poverty, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) will warn today.
Saturday 25 June 2011
China has halted a multibillion-euro aircraft order, placed with Airbus by Hong Kong Airlines, in protest at the European Union's plans to extend carbon dioxide emissions trading to air traffic, it was claimed yesterday.
Thursday 09 June 2011
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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