Sport Sir Jackie Stewart feels that the change of engines in Formula One is a step in the right direction

The Scot feels the sport needs to 'demonstrate our technology is ecologically sound' with switch to 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged engines

Donnachadh McCarthy: National Carbon Footprint Day

The Home Ecologist: A national carbon footprint day will help us all to show we can make a difference

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/ethics_girl/index.html" target="_blank">Ethics Girl: The Eco Wedding</a>

If you have a wedding to plan imminently, no doubt you'll have reached for our special marriage magazine, free with today's paper. If you've got to the frustrating stage of list-making and and adding up how much it all may cost, you might be already having a re-think.

The Carbon Trust

In "Spare me the lectures from celebs" (18 August), Tanya Gold said: "The Carbon Trust pointed out that Travolta's carbon footprint is 100 times that of the average Briton." In fact, we had used Carbon Trust figures for the "average Briton" but The Carbon Trust works with organisations to reduce emissions and develop commercial low-carbon technologies and does not comment on an individual's footprint.

Abie Philbin Bowman: Eco Friendly Jihad, The Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival

The longer that Bowman's show goes on the less I like it, so it's fortunate that it has started from a position of relative strength. The premise that joining al-Qa'eda to combat climate change provides ever diminishing returns and clunky jokes start to grate. That said, there's a lot of comedic ability on show here.

Leading article: Green fingers

Once more, an unlikely corner of west London becomes a little oasis of grass, trees and water features today with the opening of the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show. Extravagant displays by Diarmuid Gavin and other top garden designers will, doubtless, cause the jaws of spectators to drop with their ingenuity and invention.

Leading article: Down a little, but not out

With the honourable exception of Norwich, where they now lead the opposition, the Greens did not cover themselves in glory in last week's elections. In London, where the contest was dominated by the Johnson-Livingstone duel, Sian Berry made a creditable showing. Across the country, though, the Greens generally fell back in those seats they also contested last year.

Environmental innovators among Queen's award winners

Some 150 businesses and individuals will today be named as winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise, which honour business-related achievements.

Leading article: Marine conservation - all at sea over precious resources

Barely a week goes by in Britain without a protest about some threat to our countryside. But public opposition to the despoliation of the waters which surround these islands has always been considerably scarcer. For too long, "under the sea" has meant "out of mind". The publication of a draft Marine Bill yesterday, after three years of waiting, is a hopeful sign that this oversight is finally going to be corrected.

Green Living: Eco-friendly households to spend &#163;13bn

The British public plans to fork out more than £13bn to make their homes greener in 2008, with over two-thirds claiming they have already taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint in the past year, the Co-operative Bank has found.

Pardew enters The Valley of despair with cautious hope of ending Pavlovian habits

Casualty of the Premiership relegation dogfight returns to the fray after licking some raw wounds. By Mike Rowbottom

Uefa focus on fears of racism by Croat fans

England's visit could not be more crucial for Steve McClaren's fledgling regime but it will be played out under the spectre of racism after the Croatia football federation's head of security admitted yesterday that he could not guarantee the behaviour of the home supporters. European football's governing body, Uefa, has also told Croatia that they are "on a warning" and could face serious measures if they reoffend.

Frequent flyer Palin: I'll offer to resign

Critics of TV traveller's emission-filled globe-trotting say he should quit green transport pressure group
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The Pipes and Drums of The Scottish Regiments perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on July 23, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Members of the Scotland deleagtion walk past during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014.
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Screwing your way to the top?

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Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

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US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
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Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism
How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

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