News Rocha turns away after scoring for Uruguay in the 2-1 win over France at White City during the 1966 World Cup group stage

The exquisitely skilful Uruguayan attacker Pedro Rocha was billed as the man most likely to deal an early blow to England's dreams of footballing glory in the opening match of the 1966 World Cup finals at Wembley.

Kyoto Summit: US proposes swap club for emissions

America says it intends to form a greenhouse gas trading `club', in order to help cut pollution. Nicholas Schoon, Environment Correspondent, asks whether the proposal will sink or save the faltering UN climate treaty talks in Kyoto.

Council's homes challenge

John Prescott was last night facing a legal challenge over a decision to force West Sussex to accept the building of 12,800 more homes than planners think the county can bear. While the Environment Secretary is battling in Kyoto to save the planet from global warming he was accused of "concreting the countryside" back home.

Kyoto Summit: Developed nations look to a free market in pollution

The final deal reached in Kyoto this week will open the way for a free market in trading in pollution rights between nations. Nicholas Schoon, Environment Correspondent, explains an extraordinary idea.

Kyoto Summit: Prescott paints a greener and more frugal land energy

John Prescott told the climate conference that Britain aimed to cut its emissions of global- warming carbon dioxide by a fifth by 2010. In the second of a two-part series, Nicholas Schoon looks at what this would mean for our homes, transport, energy industries and towns.

Three days to save the world: global warming summit on brink of failure

With just three days to go, more than 150 countries are still deeply divided over a new UN global warming treaty, as Nicholas Schoon writes from Tokyo. It now seems almost nothing will be done in the most important environment talks ever to avert potentially disastrous climate change, despite the first signs of a fudged agreement emerging last night.

Kyoto Summit: Developers destroy the city of good intentions

Kyoto is said to be Japan's most beautiful city. But Richard Lloyd Parry says the city now hosting a great world environmental summit is being destroyed by the developers

Kyoto Summit: Is the Government's target for greenhouse gas just so much hot air?

The Government says Britain will cut its carbon dioxide pollution by 20 per cent by 2010. In the first of a two-part series, Nicholas Schoon asks if ministers are serious about this target - and, if so, how can it be reached? It was there in black and white in the party's manifesto, and has been repeated since the election by Tony Blair. Britain will cut its annual emissions of the main greenhouse gas to 80 per cent of its 1990 level over the next dozen years.

Kyoto Summit: How climate takes its toll on Japan

The worst fears of environmentalists are being realised in the very city where the UN is meeting to discuss global warming. Richard Lloyd Parry in Kyoto reports on the toll which climate change is taking on Japan's most traditional symbols.

World: A wet, warm, unhappy Christmas

This year's El Nino is the worst ever, writes Richard Lloyd Parry from Kyoto, and the knock-on effects could be heading this way

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Environment: Britain struggles to meet emission cuts as demand for electricity surges

Up to 12 million extra tons of carbon will be emitted into the atmosphere by British householders between 1995 and 2000 as they take advantage of cheaper energy, a report for the Government has confirmed.

Environment: North-South rift threatens to sink climate treaty

Poor countries are furious about the rich world's proposal to limit their rising emissions of pollution. Nicholas Schoon in Kyoto explains why they are so outraged.

Environment: Industry must cut emissions, says Blair

Industry must look for new, less environmentally damaging ways of producing energy in an attempt to tackle global warming, Tony Blair will say today.

Environment: Greenhouse gas linked to weather system

"To me, it's just the like a pot on the fire," says Bekuretsion Kassahun. "You think the heat is being distributed evenly, but there's always one part which heats up more quickly than the rest. That's what El Nino is - I believe that it's caused by global warming, and that it's just the first place, the very beginning of the effects which are going to be felt."
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