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For each 1C rise in temperature, tropical regions now release about 2 billion extra tonnes of carbon-containing gases

Drink your milk: waste is equal to gas emissions from 20,000 cars

Waste milk creates a carbon footprint equivalent to thousands of car exhausts, according to a study that highlights the environmental costs of inefficient farming and the aggressive marketing of supermarket food.

MI6 spy Gareth Williams 'poisoned or suffocated'

MI6 spy Gareth Williams would have suffocated within three minutes after getting inside his sports holdall, an inquest heard today.

Less weight and less friction means that a two-wheel-drive three-door Evoque Coupé achieves CO2 emissions of 129g/km and fuel consumption of 57.6mpg (combined cycle) in official tests

Range Rover Evoque eD4 Coupé - First Drive for the 2wd

Engine: 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel, turbocharged
Transmission: six-speed manual, front-wheel drive, stop-start
Power: 150 PS at 4,000 rpm
Torque: 380 Nm at 1,750 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 57.6 mpg
CO2 emissions: 129 g/km
Top speed: 112 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph): 10.6 seconds

UK pollution 'outsourced overseas'

Carbon emissions from goods imported and consumed in the UK are rising more quickly than greenhouse gases are being cut domestically, MPs warned today.

The big catch with CO2

The Government is trying again to get a carbon capture demonstrator off the ground. Tom Bawden looks at the revised £1bn competition

Government begins renewed attempt to roll out Carbon Capture and Storage

Second time lucky: the Government today began a renewed attempt to roll out a complex, expensive and potentially vital technology for fighting global warming, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

The Veloster will appeal to torque lovers

Hyundai Veloster 1.6GDi Blue Drive

Four doors good, three doors better?

The VW Alltrack is an honest, straightforward and effective car

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Can VW's Alltrack (horsebox optional) convince 4x4 neigh-sayers?

Peugeot 208 - First Drive

Prettier than its predecessors, but can it match their sales legacy?

Danger beneath the surface: Coral and shellfish under threat as seas turn acidic

Rising levels of carbon dioxide are threatening to bring mass extinction to fragile eco-systems

An ecological catastrophe in acidified seas

Carbon emissions are acidifying oceans at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, raising the prospect of ecological catastrophe in decades to come, say scientists.

CBI calls for overhaul of fines for carbon emissions

The CBI is calling on the Government to overhaul the penalty system for excessive carbon emissions, branding its handling of the £1bn-a-year carbon reduction scheme as dishonest and "discredited" and demanding it is scrapped.

CBI calls for scrapping of penalties for carbons

System for excessive emissions is now 'discredited' and treated as just a tax

Large areas of open ocean starved of oxygen

Large regions of the open ocean are being starved of oxygen because of warmer sea temperatures according to studies showing that fish and other marine creatures are moving into narrower habitats to avoid suffocation.

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Say no to the scalpel

So you'd never have a facelift – but what about a little 'help'? The newest hi-tech, non-invasive treatments can have dramatic effects – but not all of them are for the fainthearted

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