Sport Nadine Angerer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

The Germany captain may have drawn less attention, but was deserving of her moment in the spotlight

Dust-up at Tate Modern as curse of Turbine Hall strikes again

When he unveiled his monumental installation at the Tate Modern earlier this week, Ai Weiwei enthused about how he wanted visitors to immerse themselves in his 100-million porcelain sunflower seeds, by putting the painted kernels into their mouths or building sandcastles if they so desired.

Ai Weiwei: Sunflower Seeds, Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London

An ode to the lost and forgotten

Biggest offshore wind farm takes UK's capacity to 5GW

The world's biggest offshore wind farm opened in Thanet, seven miles off the Kent coast, yesterday.

World's largest wind farm opens off Kent

The UK is determined to get out of the "dunce corner" on renewables, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said today as he officially opened the world's largest offshore wind farm off the UK coast.

Immigration cap threatens £100m wind turbine project

One of the world's largest companies has warned the Government in face-to-face talks that its cap on immigration risks jeopardising investment worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

The storm brewing off Renoir's coast

If President Sarkozy has his way, Normandy will soon be home to a huge wind farm. But the locals have other ideas, writes John Lichfield

Rachel Whiteread: 'I've done the same thing over and over'

As an exhibition of drawings by the Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread opens at Tate Britain, John Walsh meets the artist in her studio and tries to get to the bottom of her methods and obsessions

Towering above its rivals to win the Carbuncle Cup

It was the cutting-edge, eco-friendly building that would soar above one of London's most maligned areas as a shining symbol of its long-awaited redevelopment.

How I tried to save the world – from the comfort of my desk

Michael McCarthy is given the chance to put his environmental policies to the test

On The Road: Once bitten, twice shy of tiny scourge of the Highlands

Dangers are few and far between in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: getting rained on is an obvious one, getting stuck in the middle of nowhere on the Sabbath is another, or perhaps, if you're really unlucky, a spot of light cattle rustling by a rival clan. And there's Culicoides impunctatus – or the midge, as it's more commonly known – a tiny flying creature that is savage and merciless in the extreme and hunts in huge packs.

Well-heeled eco homebuyers find it ain't easy being green

Living the ecological dream can be a nightmare when it comes to nimby neighbours

Olympic park wind turbine scheme scrapped

Plans to build a wind turbine, dubbed the Angel of Leyton, at the Olympic Park have been scrapped, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced today.

Britain's offshore renewable energy worth a billion barrels of oil and 145,000 new jobs

The offshore renewable energy industry could generate the same amount of electricity a year by 2050 as one billion barrels of oil, using less than a third of the available space, according to a new report.

Geese tagged to examine threat posed by wind farms

Barnacle geese heading to the Arctic for the summer were tagged with satellite trackers to find out more about their migration amid concern planned wind farms could get in their way.

GE to build £99m UK wind turbine plant

Plan will create 1,900 jobs in Britain's fast-growing wind industry over 10 years
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