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Cruise control

Jacqueline Savitz

20th June, 2008

An iceberg sank the Titanic, now it seems international shipping is getting its own back. Jacqueline Savitz reports on an industry given the green light to carry on polluting more...
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Climate Camp Is Back

Joss Garman

20th June, 2008

It provoked an absolute storm. CNN’s ticker screamed that Britain was ‘under siege’ from environmental activists. Sky News dubbed it ‘the world’s most organised protest’ and the New Statesman ‘the most important protest of our time’ more...
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The myth of apathy

Renée Lertzman

19th June, 2008

Don’t pronounce too harshly upon those who seem not to care about the environment, advises Renée Lertzman. They may only be paralysed by the size of the problem more...
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Hedge funds for forests?

Mark Anslow

6th June, 2008

Protecting rainforests is now almost as lucrative as cutting them down. Mark Anslow reports on a commodities-centred approach to stopping deforestation more...

Up the Yangtze

Sam Geall

11th April, 2008

A moving cinematic tale of life on Asia’s longest river raises questions about ecology, development and China’s future more...
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Tourists bring threat of Antarctic ‘lawns’

News

29th January, 2008

Increasing numbers of tourists and research centres in Antarctica are bringing with them seeds, spores, lichens and mosses alien to the continent. more...
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US wants to cut 2020 emissions target

News

10th December, 2007

The United States is reported to be behind moves to drop tough targets for greenhouse gas emissions cuts, according to Reuters. more...
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Weather forecast

News

14th November, 2007

Catastrophic wildfires, hurricanes and intensive rainfall will increase in frequency as climate change takes hold, warned a respected scientist last night. more...
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Shell slapped down for flower refinery advert

News

7th November, 2007

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld a complaint by Friends of the Earth against Shell over the oil company's claims that it uses its waste CO2 to grow flowers. more...
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Carbon footprint of IT the same as aviation

News

6th November, 2007

Concerns are growing as awareness of the carbon footprint of IT equipment grows. more...

Power On - Clean Coal

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Clean Coal Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the technology of stripping carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of fossil fuels and then burying it as a liquid underground.
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Power On - Energy from Waste

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Each year, UK livestock produce some 60 million tonnes of collectable faeces. If left to run into water-courses or even spread on fields, this waste can lead to the same problems associated with excessive fertiliser use – algal blooms and aquatic life starved of oxygen.
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Power On - Nuclear Power

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Even among green campaigners, nuclear energy is quietly gaining ground as a potential solution to the impending energy crisis. However several issues – particularly those of raw materials, cost and waste – remain unaddressed within the mainstream of opinion.
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Power On - Hydrogen

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

There is much talk of the possibility of a future ‘hydrogen economy’, which will power all our vehicles and homes. It is important to remember that hydrogen is not an energy source; it is an energy carrier. To obtain hydrogen it must be split from either natural gas or water molecules. The former, most widely used, method not only requires energy but also gives off carbon dioxide (CO2) in the process. Hydrogen produced in this way requires more energy to make than will eventually be returned when it is used. It makes more sense from a climate perspective to burn the natural gas itself than to convert and re-convert it to hydrogen in this way.
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Power On - Wind

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

The UK has been described as the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of wind, with some 50 TWh of onshore and at least 450 TWh of offshore power available every year, well in excess of our current electricity demand.
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Power On - Tidal Power

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

The potential for the use of tidal power in the UK is enormous, amounting to, at the very least, 20 per cent of our electricity needs.
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Power On - Solar Power

Jon Hughes, Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Every year, each square metre of the UK receives between 900 and 1200 kWh of solar radiation. Capturing just some of this energy could make a significant contribution to fulfilling our energy requirements.
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Ocean CO2 'sponge' effect slowing down

News

22nd October, 2007

A ten year study by scientists at the University of East Anglia has concluded that the ocean is absorbing less CO2 than it was ten years ago. more...
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US greenhouse gas bill proposed

News

19th October, 2007

Two US Senators have proposed a bill which would force the country to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 60 per cent by 2050. more...
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Big Coal sent packing in Iowa

News

17th October, 2007

Campaigners in the US are celebrating a victory against a proposed coal power plant in Iowa, Environmental News Services reports. more...
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UK trying to wriggle out of renewables commitments

News

15th October, 2007

A leaked document revealed by the Guardian over the summer showing how the Government was preparing to dodge its EU commitments on renewable energy has been borne out in a new round of EU talks. more...
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Brits have biggest air travel footprint in world

News

11th October, 2007

Britons are the world's worst polluters in terms of emissions from aviation, a new study has revealed. more...
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A climate of inequity

Mara Hvistendahl

11th October, 2007

While governments argue over responsibility for global warming, development experts are thinking about the humanitarian consequences for the world’s poor. Mara Hvistendahl reports from the United Nations. more...
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Greenpeace shut down coal-powered monster in Kent

News

9th October, 2007

Greenpeace campaigners yesterday shut down Kingsnorth coal power station in Kent to send a message that expansion plans for coal power in the UK are outdated and dangerous. more...
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Biofuels drive could cause more harm than good

News

8th October, 2007

China has announced a major drive towards the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel - just as another report pours more water on the idea that biofuels will end the energy crisis. more...

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