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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Tuesday 27 April 2010
European countries will be able to use money from a key EU scheme for reducing climate-changing carbon emissions to build new coal-fired power stations, documents leaked to The Independent suggest.
Monday 26 April 2010
A moorland peatbog is to be dug up wholesale and put into storage for more than 30 years in an unprecedented measure to protect it from destruction. The peatbog on Shetland is in the way of a gas processing facility which is to be built as an extension to the Sullom Voe oil terminal on the island.
Thursday 22 April 2010
The last week has not been a happy one for the aviation industry, nor for the thousands of stranded travellers waiting for the air to clear. But if Eyjafjallajökull's eruption has made us think about the reality of a world with less flying, it could, in fact, turn out to be a blessing.
Wednesday 31 March 2010
Sunday 21 February 2010
Nigel Lawson asserts that suspecting "wicked oil companies" of sowing disinformation "will not do". On the contrary, the report "Smoke, Mirrors, and Hot Air" in 2007, from the Union of Concerned Scientists in the US, lays out very clearly what companies such as ExxonMobil have been up to in pursuing a campaign to sow doubt about anthropogenic climate change, mirroring the Big Tobacco campaign in previous decades. He is right to say that there is "far too much at stake" to make simplistic assumptions. There is also, I suggest, too much at stake to procrastinate endlessly in the fond hope that the issue might go away, despite significant evidence to the contrary, or at least become someone else's problem.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Sunday 20 December 2009
Thursday 10 December 2009
Carbon emissions must start to fall within 10 years to limit the global temperature rise to the crucial 2C mark, experts at the Met Office warned.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
A new boiler "scrappage" scheme to help 125,000 households replace their old boilers with new, more efficient models was among a series of green measures in the Pre-Budget Report today.
Monday 07 December 2009
Sunday 06 December 2009
Thursday 03 December 2009
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Friday 27 November 2009
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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