No fracking will take place at a site in West Sussex which was at the centre of large-scale protests last year, energy company Cuadrilla has told residents.
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Wednesday 01 December 2010
The authorities have declared a two-day public holiday in Tehran and other cities in an attempt to reduce dangerous levels of air pollution.
Saturday 13 November 2010
The first UK trial using dust suppressants on roads to cut pollution caused by vehicles has been launched.
Friday 17 September 2010
People trying to be green by working from home or shopping online could actually be increasing carbon emissions rather than reducing them, according to a study published yesterday.
Friday 17 September 2010
The night-time glow from cities is affecting the birds of the forest. Light pollution from streetlamps and house lights that can reduce darkness over huge areas is having a real impact on the mating life of songbirds, new research has shown.
Thursday 02 September 2010
A man who took three people hostage at the Discovery Channel's headquarters was shot dead last night after a four-hour stand-off with armed police.
Thursday 22 July 2010
An earth-watch centre for monitoring climate change, pollution and natural disasters was been approved by the Science minister David Willetts. The £5m Earth Observation Hub at Harwell in Oxfordshire will serve as a base for controlling satellites as well as conducting research.
Friday 11 June 2010
Hot on the heels of Dirty Oil comes another doc about the despoliation of Canada and its ecology by oil-drilling profiteers, sanctioned by a government eager to maintain economic prosperity.
Saturday 29 May 2010
If you are coughing and sneezing already, prepare for it to get worse. Pollen levels are not due to peak until next month and, with the late spring, forecasters are predicting they could be higher than ever.
Monday 26 April 2010
Amongst a throng of bodies daubed with sacred mud, a young Hindu boy raises his hands in quiet prayer. He is smothered in grey gloop – all that remains of a dried-up pond, which is believed to have healing powers.
Thursday 08 October 2009
Thousands of fish have been killed in one of the worst pollution incidents in Britain this year, after cyanide was spilled into the river Trent in Staffordshire.
Thursday 13 August 2009
An abattoir which supplies meat to high street stores was ordered to pay more than £33,000 today for pumping too much waste into a waterway.
Sunday 05 July 2009
Thousands of Lloyd’s of London “Names” will sleep easier following a ruling in the High Court that ends the threat of billions of pounds worth of personal liabilities; 34,000 Names faced having to pay billions of pounds to settle asbestos, pollution and health hazard claims from the early 1980s.
Wednesday 01 July 2009
"I am not against development", said the filmmaker I met with today. "Of course not. "But the question we must ask ourselves is, development for whom, and at whose cost?"
Friday 17 April 2009
The US Environmental Protection Agency concluded today that greenhouse gases linked to climate change "endanger public health and welfare," setting the stage for regulating them under federal clean air laws.
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
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- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London