Cameron and Osborne hope relaxing planning laws will drag UK out of recession - but we've been here before
World Bank calls for governments to act as droughts lead to spike in prices of corn, soybean and wheat
Nearly all of Greenland's ice sheet began to melt for a few days in July. Is climate change to blame?
Enormous iceberg crashes into the sea, and waves nearly engulf nearby boat
A fifth fatality in 10 months confirms Western Australia's place at top of the shark attack league
Britons among nine killed after block of ice triggers 150m wide avalanche in French Alps
Chinese wildlife park claims rare white tiger cub was killed by four older tigers due to 'excessive frolic'
Cage diving singled out as Australian state hopes to reduce shark attacks
Having bears wrestling in the front garden is like 'living in a zoo' says home-owner
Once again, thousands of delegates descend on a pleasant location. Once again, the result is failure
Rising levels of fatness could have the same impact on global resources as an extra billion people
World leaders will assemble in Brazil next week to discuss the environment and poverty. But will they make a difference?
Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson's seminal work of environmental journalism changed the world. Could it happen in a world of blog chatter?
Downpours set to continue for rest of June thanks to unfortunate positioning of Atlantic winds
Study from 1915 of sexual habits of Adelie penguins described necrophilia and ‘paedophilia’
Scientists link imports of commodities such as tea, coffee and palm oil to habitat destruction and find UK alone threatens 285 species
Two elephants, a pig, ferret, llama and others are predicting football results this summer
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