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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Friday 03 September 2010
Everyone’s got something to say about the environment. Hands are wrung in response to stories of melting ice shelves, rising sea levels, escalating species extinctions and imminent runaway global warming. Sighs are heaved at yet another story of corporate misdemeanour or political slithering away from a binding target. Anger is directed at China and India’s ballooning economies. Blame is laid elsewhere, and we wait for solutions from someone, somewhere. We want the Government to sort it out on our behalf, industry to invent magic bullets and, failing that, maybe our children, so reassuringly eco-savvy these days, to clean things up in our wake. After all, if things are that bad someone will rectify things, won’t they?
Friday 03 September 2010
Sunday 08 August 2010
Thursday 29 July 2010
A promised grant of up to £5,000 towards the cost of an electric or ultra-low carbon car has survived Government cutbacks. The Transport Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday said the funding, first announced by the Labour government, will go ahead from January 2011.
Sunday 18 July 2010
Friday 16 July 2010
Shortly after 9am on Sunday, a new chapter will begin in European aviation history when flight ZA003 touches down in Hampshire and heralds the arrival of the much-anticipated – and greatly-delayed – Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world's first airliner to be largely built from carbon fibre.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Monday 05 July 2010
More than 150 "green" buses are to come into service following £15 million of additional Government funding announced today.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Britain is not on course to meet its climate change targets for reducing carbon emissions, the Government is bluntly warned today.
Thursday 17 June 2010
When the International Whaling Commission meets in Morocco next week to discuss lifting the moratorium on commercial whaling, delegates might pause to consider an unexpected fact: the faeces of sperm whales is helping to save the planet.
Friday 11 June 2010
Thursday 27 May 2010
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Sunday 09 May 2010
Saturday 01 May 2010
British officials have arrested 22 people as part of a Europe-wide investigation into carousel tax fraud related to CO2 emissions-credit trading.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more