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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Monday 04 June 2012
George Osborne hopes to cut wind turbine subsidies because his MPs fear their constituents oppose them. But new polling proves their antipathy is hot air
Sunday 03 June 2012
More than 1,700 'garbage-pickers' will lose livelihoods
Sunday 27 May 2012
I didn't watch The Eurovision Song Contest. Actually, I'm not sure I've ever seen it, but I'm certain that it's not for me. For once, I agree with the government of Iran when it berated its little neighbour, Azerbaijan, for hosting this most peculiar of musical institutions. I did catch an airing of the Engelbert Humperdinck video, and that was enough to put me right off my breakfast. If the Iranians hear it, then I'm pretty sure they will invade immediately. In the subsequent interview, The Hump was being harassed by the loathsome Jedward, but he put up with them in a remarkably patient manner. As if the lobotomy twins weren't enough, The Hump was then asked to comment on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. He played the "I'm only a lowly singer" card: he had been asked to come and sing a song and that's what he was going to do. The interviewer didn't even bother to question Jedward on their political views. As terrible as the regime's behaviour might be, I for one would turn a blind eye if Jedward were to be detained without trial for a prolonged period of time after their performance was over.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, a study has found.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Carbon emissions from goods imported and consumed in the UK are rising more quickly than greenhouse gases are being cut domestically, MPs warned today.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
The UK's night skies are still "saturated" with light pollution, campaigners warned today after a survey suggested half the population cannot see many stars.
Saturday 07 April 2012
A gospel church has been fined after neighbours complained about its services being too noisy.
Sunday 25 March 2012
Authorities say they have removed all the fuel that was left aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Italy.
Saturday 24 March 2012
British Summer Time kicks off this weekend with the first summery weather of the year, with bright sunshine and temperatures in some places expected to reach 21 or even 22C.
Friday 23 March 2012
Previously filthy watercourses are now teeming with fish, a new book reveals
Wednesday 14 March 2012
After months of sobriety in Italian politics since Silvio Berlusconi stepped down as prime minister, it's back to business as usual as three porn stars battle it out in mayoral contests.
Monday 27 February 2012
Up to 3,000 Malaysians staged a protest against a rare-earth refinery yesterday over fears of radioactive contamination.
Monday 06 February 2012
Work to clean up the Olympic site and create the largest urban park in Europe for more than 100 years has been completed, the Environment Agency said yesterday.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Tesco unveiled an overhaul of executive pay today after nearly 40% of its shareholders voted against the supermarket giant at its AGM last year.
Thursday 22 July 2010
The sustainable Development Commission is expected to be axed today to save money.
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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