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Ewan Kinsgton on the ferry

Travelling to Japan by sea

Ewan Kingston

9th September, 2009

Ewan continues his journey by ferry from China to Japan but is still unsure if he's taken the most eco-friendly option more...
Transsiberian Railway

Tales of the Transsiberian

Ewan Kingston

13th July, 2009

In bunks 28-32, two poets, a phone salesman, a student, a German, and a Kiwi philosophise as they wend their way across the largest country on Earth... more...
A ploughed field

Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...
Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
Lumps of coal

James Hansen arrested during anti-coal demonstration

Ecologist

24th June, 2009

Scientists are leading the charge against political foot-dragging on climate change, with James Hansen arrested for protesting against coal mining and Kevin Anderson warning the UK Government its emissions levels are 'dangerously optimistic' more...
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Personal Carbon Allowance: emission impossible?

Jamie Andrews

20th June, 2008

The Government has backtracked on radical plans for personal carbon trading schemes, reports Jamie Andrews – taking accountability for what we emit is the only way to go. more...
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Desalination - pros and cons of a typically thorny issue.

Mark Anslow

1st June, 2008

The argument for desalination plants isn't won yet, reports Mark Anslow more...
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Proposed trading in aviation emissions 'doesn't go far enough'

News

15th November, 2007

The European Union has been accused of letting the air industry off the hook in tackling carbon dioxide emissions. 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 - 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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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...

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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New carbon trading scheme aims to preserve forests

News

4th July, 2007

A new U.N. led scheme called "Reduced Emissions from Deforestation" (RED) is due to be announced later this year that aims to make it rewarding for countries to preserve their forests rather than cut them down.
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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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WARNING: Flying kills

News

5th April, 2007

Adverts for flights should carry cigarette-style warnings, centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has advised. more...

Car makers continue to push 4x4s

News

30th March, 2007

The car industry is still promoting and advertising gas guzzling vehicles just as fervently as it did 18 months ago, exposing manufacturer's claims that they are producing greener cars which consumers 'just don't buy'. more...
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UK to miss targets for 2020 CO2 reduction

News

5th March, 2007

Environmentalist George Monbiot will tonight present findings which show that the UK will miss its target for reducing CO2 emissions by 2020 by as much as 18 per cent. more...
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Airport expansion: passenger demand means small airports plan to get bigger

News

28th February, 2007

Record demand for cheap flights has resulted in 21 (mostly regional) airports publishing expansion plans in the last 5 years. They have been spurred on to do so by the Government’s plans to raise plane passenger numbers from 200 million in 2003 to 500 million by 2030. more...

Andrew Pendleton, from Christian Aid, on the UK's hidden carbon dioxide emissions

Mark Anslow

22nd February, 2007

Christian Aid this week released a report showing that, if account is taken of the UK's overseas investments, the country is responsible for as much as 15 per cent of global emissions of CO2. We asked Andrew Pendleton, the lead author of the research, where we go now. more...
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UK responsible for 15 per cent of world emissions

News

19th February, 2007

A new report suggests that the UK is responsible for 15 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions, not 2 per cent as the government claims. more...

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