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Offshore wind turbines

TAKE ACTION to start a British clean energy revolution

Mark Briggs

11th May, 2012

Friends of the Earth are calling on Prime Minister David Cameron, and Energy Secretary Ed Davey to wean the UK off fossil fuels and create a 'Clean British Energy Revolution' more...
Brighton Bike Train

Saddle up: how Brighton's bike train is greening the notorious school run

Jan Goodey

24th June, 2011

Come Friday morning and a group of kids and their parents converge to begin Brighton's Bike train cycle to school. Could this be the beginning of the great two-wheeled school run revolution? Jan Goodey reports more...
The Amazon

Is the Amazon heading towards a 'tipping point' as a carbon sink?

Tom Levitt

27th May, 2011

The world's largest rainforest is ravaged by deforestation and two recent droughts. If they continue, says one expert, the Amazon risks entering a period where it can no longer be relied upon to absorb more greenhouse gas emissions than it produces more...
beach

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...
Tree leaves

Do smaller trees play any real role in tackling carbon and pollution?

Chris Baker

11th April, 2011

A study in Torbay is the first time i-Tree software has been used in the UK to establish the true value of the 'urban forest' and raises questions over the effectiveness of smaller trees in absorbing carbon and pollutants more...
Climate change headlines

Climate adaptation is bringing sceptics in the US and UK onboard - but is it fast enough?

Lynn Morris

7th March, 2011

Some of the more conservative areas of the US like Florida are now adapting to climate change yet they are still unwilling to accept the necessity of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 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...
Industrial pipework

Carbon capture and storage could contaminate drinking water

Tom Levitt

12th November, 2010

Capturing and then burying carbon dioxide deep underground in a bid to reduce emissions may lead to a contamination of water aquifers more...

Landfill could be greener than recycling when it comes to plastic bottles

Eric Johnson

8th September 2010

For regions with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, disposing of bottles in landfill generates a lower carbon footprint than recycling or incineration... more...
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30 steps to an oil-free world

1st May, 2008

Ecologist

Our addiction to oil is not inevitable. We can all take steps to kick the habit more...
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Setting up a group to cut carbon together

Jamie Andrews

13th January, 2009

Oxfam ran a competition for low-carbon lifestyles in 2008 – and all three winners were part of the same DIY carbon rationing movement. Jamie Andrews finds out what’s behind the success of CRAGs, and asks why we all haven’t signed up to join the revolution more...
Lumps of coal

Japan commits to 25 per cent cut in CO2 emissions

Ecologist

7th September

New Prime Minister's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions face strong opposition from Japanese industrial sector more...

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The Other CO2 Problem

The Other CO2 Problem

Kate Herbert

1st September, 2009

Students at Ridgeway School in Plymouth show concern for ‘the other CO2 problem’ in an award-winning animated film about ocean acidification more...
Algae

ExxonMobil and Venter sign $600 million algae biofuel deal

Ecologist

15th July, 2009

Oli giant ExxonMobil has signed a $600 million deal with controversial genome scientist J Craig Venter to develop biofuels made from algae more...
Jeremy Harrall

Low-tech retrofit experiment could transform social housing

Eifion Rees

8th July, 2009

The Greening-the-Box initiative aims to demonstrate that retrofitting can transform hard-to-heat housing association and council properties into models of low-tech sustainability and fuel efficiency - with almost zero heating more...
A lump of charcoal

Biochar: can charcoal really stop global warming?

Almuth Ernsting

30th June, 2009

Biochar - the charcoaled remains of agricultural waste - is being hailed as a huge opportunity to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But is the science sound, and do we have enough waste to go around? more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
Interview

An audience with Sir David King

Jon Hughes

1st February, 2007

Sir David King is credited with bringing climate change to serious political attention. But he is also a campaign of GM crops. How does that square? more...
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Pollution harmful to unborn, study says

News

6th April, 2009

A groundbreaking new study has shown that a mother’s exposure to pollution can have a measurable impact on the genes of her unborn child. more...
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New report demands Carbon Quotas be introduced

News

30th March, 2009

Personal Carbon Quotas need to be introduced at a ‘community scale’ new report from the RSA concludes more...
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Climate Camp comes to The City

Peter McDonnell

16th March, 2009

'If you liked sub-prime, you'll love carbon trading!' Join the Camp for Climate Action on the 1st of April as they set up in the Square Mile to greet global leaders and remind them that climate change must remain on the agenda more...
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The future of energy is renewable

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

27th February, 2009

The recent U-turn by of some of the UK's leading environmentalists - and one-time nuclear energy opponents - on the issue of nuclear energy, has caused vigourous debate in the media. Their reasoning is that we simply don't have the capacity to produce enough renewable energy to meet our needs. But as this comprehensive Ecologist report from 2007 shows the UK is really a renewable energy powerhouse. more...
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The power of sustainable thinking

Bob Doppelt

20th February, 2009

From carbon trading to embodied emissions, our difficulties would be greatly reduced if we changed the way we perceive our own beliefs, says Bob Doppelt more...
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Accidental heroes?

Joss Garman

13th January, 2009

The Government's green light for Heathrow's third runway makes no economic - let alone environmental - sense, says Joss Garman more...
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Goodbye to growth

Richard Heinberg

7th January, 2009

The contraction of the global economic system bodes nothing but good for global ecosystems. Growth is dead – long live sustainability more...

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