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Online petition seeks removal of Northern Ireland Environment Minister

Ecologist

11th February, 2009

Over 500 people have signed the online 'Fire Sammy Wilson' petition in 24 hours. The Green Party of Northern Ireland has set up the petition calling for the resignation of Environment Minister Sammy Wilson because of his refusal to recognise man made climate change. more...
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New studies disprove cosmic ray and solar influence theories of global warming

Ecologist

6th February, 2009

Get into an argument with a climate change sceptic, and sooner or later they’ll trot out the old arguments about it being all due to cosmic rays, or the sun. more...
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The world's first environmental refugees

Dan McDougall

30th January, 2009

The disappearance of Lohachara beneath the waters of the Bay of Bengal created the world’s first environmental refugees. Dan McDougall reports on other islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Photography by Robin Hammond more...
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Will climate change make your house uninsurable?

Jon Hughes, Rebecca Bole

29th January, 2009

The insurance industry is set to abandon two million British homeowners to the perils of climate change. Jon Hughes and Rebecca Bole report more...
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Drought in the Australian interior

Dan Box

16th December, 2008

As the worst drought in 100 years makes its effects felt in the southern hemisphere, Dan Box asks whether the Australian interior is becoming a terra nullius – a genuine no-man’s-land



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Seven Wonders for a Cool Planet by Eric Sorensen

Phil Moore

9th October, 2008

This slight tome from journalist Eric Sorensen and the team at the Seattle based Sightline Institute is a great introduction to bringing the front line against global warming home. more...
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Wake up, freak out - then get a grip

Phil Moore

18th September, 2008

Watch this film and get your freak on. more...

Two Degrees Show's science refresher

11th July, 2008

It's back. The campaigning climate change programme The Two Degrees Show returns after more than a year's absence from the airwaves with a timely recap of some of the recent science.

In light of the Observer poll last month suggesting that 60% of the population agreed with the statement that "many scientific experts still question if humans are contributing to climate change"; just how solid is the scientific consensus that humans are responsible for most of the recent warming?

This week's guests are Professor Jo Haigh and Dr Stuart Parkinson who have both acted as expert reviewers for the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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The North-South divide

Helena Norberg-Hodge

22nd June, 2008

Rich industrialised countries have a responsibility to help others stick to their green responsibilities, argues Helena Norberg-Hodge, not collude in helping shirk them more...
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Coal is over

Joss Garman

22nd June, 2008

Britain lingers near to the bottom of the European league table for renewable energy, so why does it seem that the government are willing to add more coal nails to the coffin? more...
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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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Climate change politics

Joss Garman

19th June, 2008

As an excuse to do nothing itself, this Labour Government has often hidden behind US intransigence on climate change, so it’ll be interesting to see how Gordon Brown might respond to a US President more progressive than he on global warming. 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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Saved by the Atom

Peter Bunyard

12th June, 2008

Well, now we have it; nuclear power is once again going to save the day. In the past it helped save us from coal, now it is going to save us, if the rest of the world follows our example, from global warming. 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...
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The rainforests on our doorstep

Trevor Critchley

15th May, 2008

Prince Charles has called UK peatlands ‘Britain’s tropical rainforests’ – and like rainforests worldwide, ours are in decline. Trevor Critchley reports on the devastating consequences for global warming 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...

Phil England interviews David Miliband

29th November, 2007

The Government's Climate Change Bill is a critical piece of legislation in tackling the UK's contribution to global warming. That is why there is so much conflict over its content.

In this exclusive interview Phil England speaks to the then Environment Minister David Miliband about the introduction of the bill.
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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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