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Beat the heat: how a new type of eco home is helping tackle global warming

Paul Miles

3rd April, 2012

As climate change speeds up, the question of how to adapt our homes to hotter temperatures is becoming increasingly important. Now, a pioneering project on the island of Tenerife has been set up to address those concerns. Paul Miles reports more...
Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Mark Newton

22nd March, 2012

Tara Lohan’s Water Matters is an anthology that almost, but doesn’t quite deliver, says Mark Newton more...
Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Daniel Copley

5th January, 2012

What could have been a rip-roaring yarn with an important message is spoiled by unlikely dialogue and overly simple characters, says Daniel Copley more...
skiing

Has the ski industry got its head in the snow about climate change?

Ben Hudson

29th November, 2011

With mountainous regions under threat from global warming, is the winter sports business doing enough to protect the delicate eco-system in its care? more...
Industry

Durban climate change conference: is it time to forget about 2C of warming?

Tom Levitt

8th November, 2011

Ahead of the latest UN climate conference, Tom Levitt asks if its time we let go of the holy grail of targets and looked at alternatives such as 'carbon clubs'? more...
Fast Forward

Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming

Mark Newton

20th October

Their grasp of science can’t be faulted but William Antholis and Strobe Talbott need to offer solutions too, says Mark Newton more...
An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

Gervase Poulden

29th September

David Shukman’s book is both an entertaining collection of a journalist’s tales and the perfect introduction to the environmental challenges facing the world today, says Gervase Poulden more...
Polar bear

Endgame for polar bears as Arctic habitat melts away

Gavin Haines

24th August, 2011

The recent polar bear attack in Norway is the latest reminder that time is running out for these iconic mammals, with runaway climate change and habitat loss. Gavin Haines reports more...
Smog

Black carbon: how reducing it could slow global warming and lift the Asian smog

William McLennan

17th June, 2011

Emissions of short-lived pollutants like black carbon can be reduced and provide quick reductions in climate change and improvements in air quality. The Ecologist reports more...
Pisaurina mira spider

Study of spiders shows species may be able to adapt to global warming

William McLennan

10th March, 2011

Species may be able to adapt to gradual increases in temperature preventing the collapse of biological communities in the face of global climate change more...

Q&A: Govinda Sah ‘Azad’

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2011

Are clouds a metaphor for climate change? Artist Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ talks to Ruth Styles about how art can play a part in the fight against global warming more...

Climate, Culture, Change: Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North

Ali Thomas

17th February, 2011

In his fascinating account of the dialogue on climate change between Western and Inuit voices, Timothy B. Leduc argues that it’s time to start paying attention to the ecological wisdom of native peoples because it might just hold the key to halting global warming
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Arctic

Ruth Styles

3rd February, 2011

Part travelogue, part lament for a threatened way of life, Ruth Styles says that Bruce Parry’s latest book, Arctic, shows us exactly what we stand to lose if global warming isn’t stopped - today
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Coral reef

Bonaire: the last healthy coral reef in the Caribbean

Chris Pala

4th January, 2011

Over the past 30 years, the Caribbean’s corals have been decimated by overfishing, disease and pollution. Last Summer’s heat spell raises the question: can the remaining corals survive global warming? The answer may lie in Bonaire, home to the region’s healthiest corals more...
Say no to Shell poster

Anger at opening of Shell-sponsored climate change exhibition

Tom Levitt

6th December, 2010

Campaigners accuse oil giant of trying to 'buy itself goodwill' within government and academia by donating £1 million to a new exhibition at The Science Museum in London more...
Heat pumps

Heat pumps no more eco-friendly than gas-fired boilers - new research

Tom Levitt

8th October, 2010

Government subsidies to replace oil or traditional electric heating with heat pumps ignore the global warming impact of their HFCs, argues new analysis more...
Phytoplankton

Marine food chain hit by ocean global warming

Ecologist

29th July, 2010

The entire marine food chain is in danger of collapse because of a decline in tiny phytoplankton, which scientists are linking to climate change and rising ocean surface temperatures. more...
World map

'Uneven' sea level rises threaten Indian Ocean coastal regions

Ecologist

14th July, 2010

Global warming is adversely affecting certain countries around the Indian Ocean with higher than average sea level rises, according to analysis published in Nature Geoscience more...
Clouds

Bill Gates' cloud-whitening trials 'a dangerous experiment'

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2010

Microsoft founder Bill Gates providing funding for geoegineering experiment to increase whiteness of clouds, reflect more sunlight back into space and reduce global warming more...
Changes in rainfall in Australia

Australia getting warmer springs and uneven rainfall

Ecologist

14th March, 2010

Australian meteorologists have published an up-to-date summary of how rainfall and temperature levels have changed across the country over the past 100 years more...
Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg: carbon cuts have got us nowhere in tackling global warming

Tom Levitt

16th March, 2010

Sceptic or realist? Bjorn Lomborg speaks to Tom Levitt about why his ideas on tackling climate change will actually help to solve the crisis more...
Global Warring

Global Warring by Cleo Paskal

Samuel Bonham

16th February, 2010

An ambitious but at times over-simplistic look at how environmental, political and economic crises will redraw the world map more...
Tiny bubbles of methane trapped in lake ice in Norway

Methane: the quick fix for global warming?

Tom Levitt

18th February, 2010

Its short lifespan and greater potency means tackling methane emissions now could have a dramatic effect on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations reports Tom Levitt more...
Forests

Biodiversity crucial to lives of billions, says UNEP

Ecologist

12th January, 2010

Ecosystems are buffering humanity against the worst impacts of global warming and also alleviating poverty, says United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) more...
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Copenhagen deal taking world to 3.5 degree rise

Ecologist

7th December, 2009

Industrialised countries need to decrease their emissions to between 25-40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020, according to IPCC
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