News Rainforests aren't faring too well with the rising temperatures

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

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British greenhouse gases rise for first time since 2003

There was a significant increase in UK greenhouse gases in 2010 for the first time in several years, Government figures confirmed yesterday.

Bentley is positioning the V8 as a more sporting car, as signalled by a fiercer-looking front and some small changes to the suspension and steering settings

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Fresh meat tops the list for the amount of carbon emissions

Meat trade emissions equal to half of all Britain's cars

Meat and cheese top the list of foodstuffs that have a negative impact on the environment, according to research

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Strong, cheap and sleek. But is Korea's new kid any good?

Carbon emissions from aircraft, which are the fastest-growing of all CO2 emissions, may well be legally limited by future climate treaties

The Great Debate: Do we need another airport to keep London in the top flight?

Environment Editor, Michael McCarthy, and Travel Editor, Simon Calder, discuss the key issues

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Kia's roomy saloon seems destined for the minicab ranks

Letters: Our world is on the brink of disaster

The discovery of vast fountains of methane spewing into the atmosphere (report, 13 December), terrifying though this revelation is, merely represents the latest in a series of climate-change phenomena whose speed of development has been dangerously understated by mainstream climate policy analysts.

Jaguar XF: The new version carries a much smaller 2.2-litre, single-turbo, four cylinder diesel

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It lacks the old Jaguar elegance – but you'll get over it

Leading article: Arctic methane: a risk it would be unwise to ignore

There are some certainties and many unknowns when it comes to climate change. We know that CO2 is a powerful greenhouse gas, that we are pumping huge quantities of it into the atmosphere, and that this is pushing up temperatures. Of all the uncertainties, however, perhaps the most alarming is what may become of the vast stores of methane under the Arctic.

Rapidly expanding human population has reduced the number of panthers to just over 100

Hopes rise of breakthrough at crucial climate summit

194 nations talk into the small hours – but pressure on the planet continues to grow.

Countries wrangle over CO2 cuts 'wriggle-room'

Negotiators from nearly two hundred countries were still arguing early today over the possibility of a new climate deal forcing all nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

Recession did not lower C02 emissions

The world is on course for the "worst case" scenario of global warming, with average worldwide temperatures increasing by between 4C and 6C in the coming century, according to the latest analysis of how much man-made carbon dioxide is being pumped into the atmosphere.

Carbon capture bid begins

Britain's biggest carbon capture pilot plant began siphoning emissions from SSE's 490 megawatt coal-fired station at Ferrybridge, Yorkshire, yesterday in an effort to prove the technology on an industrial scale.

Shale threat to carbon target

Widespread exploitation of the huge reserves of shale gas under Lancashire could force the Government to scrap its targets for reducing carbon emissions, a report suggests today.

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