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.
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Thursday 20 March 2008
On the first day of the new Millennium, 1 January 2001, the first record in the log book at Wicken Fen nature reserve in Cambridgeshire was from my nine-year-old daughter: she wrote "large white butterfly".
Thursday 13 March 2008
Considering the political and scientific consensus that has emerged on the urgent need to slash emissions of carbon dioxide, yesterday's Budget falls a long way short of not only what is necessary, but also what was possible to do.
Wednesday 30 January 2008
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.
Monday 28 January 2008
Gordon Brown's leadership on environmental issues is flawed, according to Tony Juniper, who is stepping down as director of Friends of the Earth (FoE).
Tuesday 22 January 2008
Several years ago, when confronted with the environmental damage inflicted by gas-powered patio heaters, B&Q sought solace in the old arms dealers' defence: "If we do not sell them, then our competitors will."
Friday 18 January 2008
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.
Thursday 08 June 2006
Rapists will receive reduced prison sentences if the victim has withdrawn her consent to sex at the last minute, under new guidelines for judges.
Thursday 01 June 2006
Tuesday 30 May 2006
Friday 19 May 2006
The referee for Wednesday night's European Cup final, Terje Hauge, has admitted that he may have acted too hastily in sending off the Arsenal goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann, in the 18th minute of the game.
Tuesday 15 November 2005
- 1 Turning up the voice of America
- 2 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant