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'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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Global export of CO2

EU exporting 'one-third' of CO2 emissions to poorer countries

Ecologist

9th March, 2010

Study shows industrialised countries are 'outsourcing' carbon emissions to countries like China, one quarter of whose CO2 emissions are from exports more...
Anne Power

LSE's Anne Power: my recipe for 80 per cent energy savings in your home

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2010

Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy Housing and Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics, on why nearly all homeowners can afford to insulate properly, and how to save energy on a budget more...

Cutting carbon through people-powered innovation

Ecologist

21st January, 2010

NESTA's Big Green Challenge inspired community groups to come up with innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Along the way, it has proved that change really can come from a grassroots level more...

UK emissions figures distorted by offsets, say MPs

Ecologist

11th January, 2010

UK emissions figures are ‘misleading’ and need to be recounted because they include offsets, according to a committee of MPs more...
Dolphins

Marine mammals under threat from ocean noise pollution

Ecologist

21st December, 2009

Oceans becoming noisier as sounds travel further in increasingly acidic water more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

Carbon emissions: the world in 2010

Tom Levitt

23rd December, 2009

A post-Copenhagen look at where the carbon emissions are coming from and how that is projected to change over the coming decade more...
Sugar

Will sugar be the oil of the 21st century?

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2009

You can turn it into everything from fuel to plastics. But will the surge in demand for sugar end up having a serious environmental impact? more...
Copenhagen Counts logo

EU could easily make 40 per cent cuts by 2020

Ecologist

1st December, 2009

Phasing out fossil fuels, encouraging faster take-up of renewables and making radical improvements in energy efficiency would double Europe's emission cuts, says study more...

Google, McDonalds and Amazon dodge carbon disclosure

Ecologist

25th November, 2009

Survey of whether UK's biggest brands are reducing their carbon emissions finds more greenwash than progress more...
10:10

Make your 10 per cent CO2 cut for 2010

Laura Sevier

2nd September, 2009

Join the thousands of people, companies and organisations pledging to cut emissions by 10 per cent in 2010 as part of a new campaign launched by The Age of Stupid team more...
Campaign for Better Transport

Tell the Government: we want cheaper trains

Rebecca Heald

6th August, 2009

Help the Campaign for Better Transport push for cheaper, greener, less crowded trains by filling in a simple online form more...
Smoke rises from a nuclear facility's four chimneys

UK to miss 2010 carbon-reduction goal

Ecologist

28th October, 2009

Forecasts of our likely failure to meet carbon reduction targets is putting UK Government credibility on climate change at risk, say independent analysts more...
A cargo ship fitted with solar sails

Does shipping have a green future?

Chris Carroll

27th October, 2009

The aviation industry has its climate change plans, car manufacturers are working on 'eco' alternatives, and rail is considered top of the class, but what has the transport mode that delivers 90 per cent of goods to the UK done to improve upon its environmental credentials? more...

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