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Carbon offsetting version two: a greener way to travel?

Valentina Jovanovski

12th May

Carbon offsetting isn't perfect but Much Better Adventures’ partnership with environmental charity, the Converging World, has produced an initiative that just might work more...
Drilling equipment

UK gas fracking boom 'may be dirtier than coal'

Tom Levitt

13th April, 2011

As well as local outrage over 'fracking' drilling there is new evidence its greenhouse gas footprint may be higher than that of coal. Tom Levitt reports from the centre of this potential gas boom near Blackpool more...
Open cast tar sands mine in Alberta, Canada

Europe moves to ban imports of tar sands oil from Canada

William McLennan

29th March, 2011

An attempt to classify tar sands oil as more environmentally-damaging than conventional oil would effectively ban its sale within European Member States more...
A green bulb

10 things to do during Climate Week

Jeff Holman

16th March, 2011

Fancy going to a clothing upcycling workshop, learning how to cook insects from a celebrity chef or sharing tips on greening your office or school? Here's the Ecologist's pick of ideas to get you geared up for Climate Week more...
Uk flooding

Man-made climate change doubling risk of extreme flooding

The Ecologist

17th February, 2011

By allowing emissions to to rise humans may have doubled the likelihood of further floods like those that struck the UK in 2000, say climate scientists in first attempt to prove link between man-made climate change and extreme weather more...

UK's greenhouse gas emissions reductions an 'illusion'

Eifion Rees

2nd February, 2011

The UK may appear to have made great progress in reducing its carbon emissions, but declaring only what it produces, rather than consumes, presents a skewed picture of its carbon responsibilities and the balance sheet more...
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An atlas of pollution: The world in carbon dioxide emissions

Fiona Harvey, guardian environment correspondent

31st, January 2011

Continuing expansion of China has offset the reduction in carbon emissions in recession-hit western countries, according to data released by US more...
Aviation protest

City Airport expansion highlights scale of aviation dilemma

Mark Jansen

21st January, 2011

As the UK government deliberates its new aviation policy campaigners warn that moves to approve airport expansion would put climate targets at risk more...
Passing over a credit card

Energy rationing would give 'common purpose' in cutting carbon emissions

Tom Levitt

19th January, 2011

The idea of a personal energy allowance, dismissed by government officials, could help ensure fair and equal access to energy and spur collective action to meet emission reduction targets says a new report more...
World map

Cancun climate summit fails to agree successor to Kyoto Protocol

Tom Levitt

12th December, 2010

Major industrialised powers claim progress has been made towards a legally-binding agreement but campaigners warn new deal will be 'weak' and 'wholly inadaquate' in preventing climate change more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Green Investment Bank faces critical test over funding shortfall

Mark Jansen

8th December, 2010

George Osborne pledged £1billion to a green bank that could help Britain reduce carbon emissions. But with low carbon technologies unproven, banks, institutions and energy companies are wary, meaning the venture may not attract the capital to make it viable more...
Cars

UK economic recovery 'poses threat to environment'

James Meikle

1st December, 2010

Any emergence from recession may erode shift towards more sustainable lifestyles, warns EU report more...

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Shipping growth threatens climate change targets - report

Emily Shelton

24th September, 2010

Shipping industry needs to urgently adapt to avoid ‘dangerous climate change’ experts warn as emissions spiral more...

'Street champions' inspire communities to adopt low-carbon lifestyles

Laura Laker

13th August, 2010

A pioneering social marketing project in Richmond and Ham is using neighbourhood networks to improve energy efficiency in the borough more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

US climate sceptics fail to stop carbon emissions being labelled danger to health

Ecologist

30th July, 2010

Campaigners say ruling 'opens the door' to the US to limit carbon emissions from industry under existing laws and removes the need to force through new bitterly opposed climate legislation more...
Green handshake

UK businesses call for compulsory carbon reporting

Ecologist

28th July, 2010

BT, Aviva and Microsoft among host of big corporations urging the Government to make reporting on carbon emissions a legal requirement by the end of 2010 more...
The Senate

US Senate drops bill to cap carbon emissions

Haroon Siddique

23rd July, 2010

Plan to charge large polluters abandoned in favour of narrower legislation focusing on increasing firms' liability for oil spills more...
a rising price line behind oil barrels

Will high petrol prices help the environment?

Mark Jansen

12th July, 2010

High petrol prices mean less demand and less pollution, right? Not necessarily, finds Mark Jansen. Our relationship with our cars is far more complex... more...
thermostat

Greening my office: I got them to switch the heating off!

Sylvia Sunshine

9th July, 2010

Sylvia scores her first eco success - persuading her sceptical boss that heating an unoccupied portion of the office is a terrible waste of resources more...
A plane ready for boarding

Government ignoring rail in favour of domestic flights

Ecologist

10th June, 2010

Majority of UK Government departments are choosing to fly staff to destinations easily accessible by train, such as London to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester more...
Dan Box

The Government has found a backhanded way to subsidise nuclear power

Dan Box

24th May, 2010

21st century nuclear power needs a 21st century subsidy... no blank cheques this time - just an apparently green tweak to the emissions trading system, and voila! more...
Copenhagen

Scientists: emissions-based climate deal 'not possible'

Ecologist

12th May, 2010

Current climate policy of emissions targets and trading will not suceed and should be replaced by a 'politically attractive' one based on providing cheap, non-carbon energy, says new paper more...

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part one

Sue Wheat

29th April, 2010

One family's journey to turn a draughty, turn-of-the-century terrace into a snug paragon of eco efficiency more...
Changes in rainfall in Australia

Australia ditches carbon trading plans

Ecologist

27th April, 2010

Carbon trading plans were opposed by conservative politicians and criticised by environmental groups for containing loopholes for industry more...
Dan Box

Having both emissions trading and feed-in tariffs is a waste of time

Dan Box

12th March, 2010

The new feed-in tariffs are nothing if not controversial, but they also run the risk of conflicting with other, international, climate change policies more...

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