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The Vanishing Arctic

Vivienne Raper

4th October, 2007

One of the most memorable parts of Al Gore’s film 'An Inconvenient Truth' was the cartoon polar bear trying to climb on the last piece of sea-ice in the Arctic, failing, and despondently swimming off into the sunset. With scientists this week reporting that autumn Arctic sea-ice coverage reached a record low this year, Al Gore’s cartoon may not be as far-fetched as it seems. more...
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Howard downplays climate risks to farmers

News

27th September, 2007

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has brushed off the risks posed by climate change to the continent's farmers, saying that a 'sense of proportion' was needed. more...
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No more greenwash, groups tell Government

News

20th September, 2007

The government's own quango, the Energy Saving Trust, and centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research have accused the government of succumbing to greenwash and not making it easy for the public to understand how they can reduce CO2 emissions. more...
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US Chief Scientist says world could become 'unliveable' under global warming

News

14th September, 2007

The US Government's chief scientist Professor John Marburger has admitted that the world could become 'unliveable' if CO2 emissions are not checked. more...
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Adriatic sea could become a dead marine island

News

12th September, 2007

A cold current which normally allows the waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas to mix has disappeared as a result of global warming, scientists have revealed. more...
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Arctic ice cover at new low

News

5th September, 2007

Levels of sea ice around the North Pole now stand at their lowest ever levels, the Guardian has reported. more...
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Brits holiday closer to home

News

29th August, 2007

Britons are increasingly choosing healthy holidays in the UK, according to recent surveys more...
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US accused of suppressing climate change reports

News

23rd August, 2007

A federal judge has reprimanded the US Government for failing to release two overdue reports laying out plans for climate change research and mitigation. more...
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Embracing the waters

News

21st August, 2007

Sustainable cities will welcome floods rather than building defences, say futurologists at the Royal Institute of British Architects. more...
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Arctic sea ice free by 2030, say scientists

News

20th August, 2007

Arctic sea ice is melting faster than climate models predicted and there is less sea ice in the Arctic now than at any time since records began, scientists from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) have discovered. more...
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Trees shouldn’t be sold as carbon offsets, says study

News

14th August, 2007

Trees planted in drought-prone or nutrient poor areas don’t store enough carbon dioxide to offset emissions, a new study by Duke University in North Carolina has found. more...
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Canada and Russia are leading the stampede for a wealth of oil and gas exposed as climate change melts the Arctic sea-ice.

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13th August, 2007

Russia last week planted a flag on the Arctic seabed while the Canadian Prime Minister announced $57 million plans to establish military control over a key future Arctic shipping route, in symbolic moves to seize previously inaccessible Arctic fossil fuel reserves. more...

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Ecologist: News Analysis

BAA on the run

John Stewart

9th August, 2007

John Stewart, chairman of aviation pressure group HACAN ClearSkies, explains why BAA has been out-gunned and out-manoeuvred more...
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BAA win high court battle - or did they?

Vivienne Raper

9th August, 2007

Did the BAA or the protestors win a High Court order banning climate change demonstrators from Heathrow airport?
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Sweeping emissions under the carpet

Peter Lockley

9th August, 2007

International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion more...
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Environmentalists sue over US coal subsidies

News

27th July, 2007

Environmental groups in the US are taking the government to court over its plans to subsidise new coal-fired power plants. more...
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Rising ozone levels could stunt plant growth

News

26th July, 2007

Rising levels of ozone in the atmosphere could make plants less able to absorb carbon dioxide, scientists have found. more...
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Last bastion of climate sceptics topples

News

11th July, 2007

Today, Martin Durkin and Channel 4 must hang their heads in shame. more...
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Weather Report

Merlin Sheldrake

1st July, 2007

With floods in the north of England and no summer in sight what has happened to the weather? Merlin Sheldrake tries to make sense of a record-breaking year for the setting of weather records more...
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China building 2 power stations a week

News

20th June, 2007

One of global warming's most famous statistics has now doubled. more...
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The 11th Hour

Zac Goldsmith

19th June, 2007

Zac Goldsmith talks to Leonardo DiCaprio about his new environmental film The 11th Hour more...
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Exxon may stop funding climate deniers

News

15th June, 2007

ExxonMobil, the notorious US oil giant at the top of environmentalists' 'most wanted' list, has said it may stop funding controversial think-tanks which produce research claiming that climate change is not happening. more...
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Emissions Trading won't make a difference, says WWF

News

14th June, 2007

The second stage of the EU's much-criticised Emissions Trading System (ETS) will fail to deliver any significant cuts in Europe's carbon dioxide emissions, campaign group WWF said yesterday. more...
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Time to green your PC

News

11th June, 2007

As awareness grows of the huge and swelling carbon footprint made by the world’s IT infrastructure, the government has launched a task-force to green our PCs. more...
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Attenborough launches new climate campaign

News

31st May, 2007

Veteran naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has launched a new multi-million pound fund to combat climate change. more...

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