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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

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

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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).

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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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