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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.

His dark materials: The man behind Green & Black’s chocolate wants to save the planet – with charcoal

Craig Sams made his fortune – and changed our eating habits – with Green & Black's chocolate. Now he has his sights set on saving the Earth... using soil. Rhiannon Harries meets the eco entrepreneur at his kiln to find out how

Follow the low-carbon road...

A greener economy will be a fairer and more robust one, argue members of the Climate Clinic

Johnson announces awards for 'low carbon zones'

Ten London boroughs have won funding to develop "low carbon zones" with schemes ranging from "energy doctors" to solar panels for schools and electric car charging points, London Mayor Boris Johnson said.

John Prescott: Call me Al - why our answer to Gore is hitting the road

Former Deputy Prime Minister tells Michael McCarthy about his school lecture tour

Leading article: Climate of technological hope

There is something viscerally attractive about large-scale engineering projects that promise to mitigate the process of climate change, whether by reflecting the Sun's rays away from the Earth, or sucking C02 out of the atmosphere. Various schemes ranging from injecting sea salt into the air using floating pontoons to placing giant mirrors in space are attractive because they suggest that technological innovation can save us from the damage that unchecked climate change threatens to inflict on our planet.

Save the planet – and cash – with a green makeover

Cutting home carbon emissions can salve your conscience and boost your bank account too.

Government 'set to miss its own emissions targets'

The Government is still producing 2.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and is not doing enough to meet its own targets on emissions, MPs will warn today.

Old homes can be green too

How the latest in eco-refurbishment has helped Sarah Harrison convert her period semi into a green flagship. By Sophie Morris

Miliband's manifesto to make Britain a low-carbon economy

The national strategy to cut emissions published yesterday comes at a price. But are we willing to pay it?

Fuel bills set to soar to pay for green energy plan

Government's drive to cut carbon emissions will see huge rise in charges

Miliband: 2020 is year of no return for emissions

Minister's stark warning in run-up to crucial climate change summit

Michael McCarthy: At last, America seems serious about changing its car culture

Monstrous: the only world for the size of the US car fleet. At more than 250 million vehicles for a population of 300 million, that's more than one vehicle for every person eligible to drive when you factor in the old, the young, and the disabled. The US has a population that is five times the size of the UK, with a car fleet nearly 10 times bigger.

Australia delays carbon trade, may toughen target

Australia's government put back its much-vaunted carbon-emissions trading scheme by a year today, bowing to industry demands for more relief amid a recession while opening the door to an even deeper long-term reduction.

Climate chaos predicted by CO2 study

World will have exceeded 2050 safe carbon emissions limit by 2020, scientists say
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