A handful of retired constituents delivering their local MP a petition might not sound the most terrifying of prospects, but it prompted one Tory politician to call for police protection.
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Defra concedes flood defence figures were inaccurate: Spending falls from £2.37bn to £2.34bn under the Coalition despite repeated claims to the contrary
Friday 17 January 2014
Environment Secretary and Prime Minister accused of misleading Parliament and the public
Saturday 04 January 2014
The Environment Secretary has suggested that ancient woodland over 400 years old could be cut down if younger trees are planted elsewhere
Friday 03 January 2014
More than 1,600 posts are due to go at the Environment Agency by October
Friday 06 December 2013
Hefty tax breaks for fracking firms announced by the Chancellor yesterday immediately came under fire from MPs and environmental groups, who warned that they were “unwarranted” and could even be illegal.
Friday 04 October 2013
A fracking company has withdrawn from a shale gas site near Blackpool which was the scene of a series of earth tremors that led to a moratorium on the controversial technology.
Friday 19 July 2013
Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry will get a major boost today as George Osborne cuts taxes on fracking profits to less than half the amount paid by conventional oil and gas producers.
Friday 28 June 2013
The Government is launching an “urgent and comprehensive” review of why bees are declining and what is being done to help them.
Thursday 13 June 2013
A third of Britain's honeybee colonies perished in the winter following the wettest summer in 100 years last year, according to a new survey.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
David Cameron has appointed George Eustice, his former press secretary and former Ukip candidate, as his new adviser on Energy and Climate Change issues, it was announced today.
Thursday 02 May 2013
EU action on bees comes on top of huge losses and the coldest March for 50 years
Friday 25 January 2013
This remarkable book brings into focus a revolution in ideas about the true value of the natural world
Monday 31 December 2012
The battle of the bins has broken out again after analysis of Government figures showed that collecting refuse fortnightly - a policy considered by the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, to be rubbish – increases recycling.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Motorists face toll charges of more than £2 to use the Blackwall Tunnel, to fund a new road crossing under the Thames at Silvertown.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Arsene Wenger has defended the decision of Arsenal to fly to Norwich for last weekend's defeat at Carrow Road.
Friday 19 October 2012
Four of Britain's largest green groups challenged George Osborne last night over his slighting reference to climate change campaigners as the "environmental Taliban".
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'