The EU’s Energy Commissioner has said people who think cutting Europe’s carbon emissions will make any difference to global warming are “arrogant or stupid”.
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Friday 13 December 2013
But five million properties in England still at risk
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Chancellor’s plan to scrap climate change targets could cost every household £8,000
Friday 22 November 2013
Japan dramatically scales back long-term commitments to reduce carbon emissions as Australia moves to repeal its carbon tax
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Lord Stern encouraged by signs that China and US finally intend to reduce emissions
Saturday 07 September 2013
Conservative Coalition brings an end to six years of Labor rule
Sunday 06 January 2013
Tax collectors have set up "swap shops" to redistribute surplus envelopes and briefcases. In one Whitehall outpost, staff are using ash from their bio-mass burner as garden fertiliser. Elsewhere, Home Office officials have taken to generating electricity from bootleg alcohol.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Pro-green Tory and Liberal Democrat MPs are considering a plan to defy the Government and rebel over the Coalition’s compromise Energy Bill.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Modest expectations marked the start of UN climate talks Monday, as negotiators and experts all warned that the two-week session would only lay the groundwork for a potentially ambitious global-warming pact by the end of the decade.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Site by site, species by species, rescuers are working to bring an injured planet back from the brink
Friday 27 July 2012
Outside destruction is threatening lush reserves designed to protect world's richest biodiversity
Wednesday 25 July 2012
London is facing moderate air pollution as the Olympics kick off, following several days of hot sunny weather.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
There's nothing sweeter than the smug feeling that you're getting the better of the rat race. While your fellow commuters struggle in on the bus, you sail by on your bike or jog along overtaking them at every traffic jam on your way to work. But what if instead of doing your body a favour, you're really exposing it to dangerous air pollution?
Friday 15 June 2012
Fifty years ago today, on 16 June 1962, The New Yorker magazine began a serialisation of Silent Spring, and the modern environmental movement began.
Thursday 14 June 2012
If you've ever seen large-scale deforestation, especially of the rainforest, and seen it close up when it's just happened, you feel you're in the aftermath of an armoured battle. The scale of the destruction stuns you: cleared ground which seems to be everywhere smoking, burning tree stumps flickering like huge candles. It feels as if some giant beast has torn off a great lump of the landscape and savagely consumed it, leaving bits of it bleeding behind.
Thursday 14 June 2012
In the fourth part of our series marking 50 years of the green movement, Michael McCarthy looks at the areas where environmental activism has failed
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'