On climate, we need a global carbon market with its own ‘federal reserve’

Immediate action is more than ever dependent on channeling the private sector

English clubs to deliver uncompromising European message

The true gravity of the crisis over the future of European club rugby is likely to be laid bare on Thursday when the owners and chairmen of England’s leading professional teams gather in London to map out their vision of the future.

Offshore windfarms, like Scroby Sands in the North Sea, are more costly to set up but stay on full subsidy

George Osborne makes waves with cut to onshore windfarm subsidies

The Chancellor's intervention has provoked dismay within the renewables industry which warned energy prices would rise as a result

Japanese engineers plan to turn the moon into a giant solar panel station

Engineering firm plans to install a 6,800 mile 'solar belt' around the moon's equator

Charity calls for pacemakers to be removed from dead patients and reused

Pace4Life say thousands of the life-saving devices are thrown away each year, when they could be used to treat patients in the developing world

A leading think-tank has fired a warning shot on impact of Help to Buy scheme in setting off house price inflation amid fears of a bubble

Boost for George Osborne as OECD upgrades growth forecasts for recovering UK economy

Think-tank fires warning shot on impact of Help to Buy scheme in setting off house price inflation amid fears of a bubble

The 10 Best Eco toys

Give your children an early lesson in values with this pick of educational and environmentally friendly playthings

Despite the obvious passion of many fans, is Wembley always the best environment for the national team?

Comment: Wembley is not a home ground for England – it’s a handicap

Which constituency does the great temple beneath the arch serve? 

Royal Mail shares: City broker says shares are undervalued by 80% as investor bonanza and questions for Vince Cable loom

A City stockbroker has said the Royal Mail £3.3billion sell off could have been underpriced by up to 80 per cent.

MPs have voiced fresh concern that the Government's controversial privatisation of the Royal Mail

Royal Mail flotation: Shares 'seven times over- subscribed' as 700,000 apply

The number of private individuals applying for shares in the newly privatised Royal Mail has reached 700,000, the Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced.

Gandhi spins his clothing, 1925

Yearning for a simpler life? Tourists given the chance to live like Mahatma Gandhi for a week - but don’t expect any comfort

For £10 a night, visitors will be invited to meditate, learn to prepare simple food and forget about the outside world for a few days

Ikea to sell solar panels in the UK

Swedish furniture giant says customers 'want to live more sustainably'

Mesut Ozil cost a club record fee of £42.5m

Arsenal fans call for further investment - claiming £42.5m signing of Mesut Ozil leaves Arsene Wenger with £80m to spend

Arsenal Supporters' Trust want the manager to continue the spending throughout the next two transfer windows after saying the signing of Ozil has signalled a change in the club's approach

Arsene Wenger has praised midfielder Mesut Ozil for his performance against Stoke

Increased turnover puts Arsenal among the major players for world-class signings following Mesut Ozil example

Arsenal have released their financial details for the last year which emphasises they are now in a position to spend big to strengthen the squad

iPhone 5s: Apple fanboys get their mitts on the latest models...or do they?

After BBC anchor Simon McCoy picked up a pack of printer paper instead of his iPad, hordes of eager Apple fans fell into the same trap! D'oh!

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The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

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