Friends Of The Earth

What makes fracking in Yorkshire so controversial?

The big questions: A Conservative-led council in North Yorkshire has approved the first UK fracking operation for five years. Friends of the Earth says it is now considering legal action - so what are the objections to the practice?

Nuclear clean-up bill £12bn higher than predicted

Decommissioning Britain's growing radioactive waste mountain is likely to cost the taxpayer £12bn more than previous highest estimates, raising fresh questions about the expense of the new generation of nuclear power stations.

Destruction of rainforest accelerates despite outcry

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest has surged in the past four months, raising the prospect of 2008 being a disastrous year for the world's most important eco-system, a senior Brazilian government scientist has warned.