Environment

Does nuclear energy have an image problem?
Boris Johnson visits Hinkley Point C
Podcasts

Does nuclear energy have an image problem?

Government plans to expand UK’s nuclear network to help achieve net-zero
22 Jun 2022
DNA theft, an energy puzzle and news refuseniks
Podcasts

DNA theft, an energy puzzle and news refuseniks

Should we take steps to guard our genetic security? Is wind power overpriced? And why are so many of us turning off the news
17 Jun 2022
Animal-human conflict on the rise in India
Sign warning about elephants crossing
Unreported world

Animal-human conflict on the rise in India

Report says coexistence with wild animals in India is ‘reaching the threshold of tolerance’
15 Jun 2022
How Britain’s food system is set to change
Boris Johnson talks to a farm manager in Hayle, Cornwall
Getting to grips with . . .

How Britain’s food system is set to change

Critics claim ‘half-baked’ proposals will do little to improve food security, standards or sustainability
13 Jun 2022
Alcohol pricing, #JordanToo and coastal retreat
alcohol-pricing.jpg
Podcasts

Alcohol pricing, #JordanToo and coastal retreat

Has Scotland’s minimum drink price failed? Has Jordan reached a tipping point for women’s rights? And will seaside towns be abandoned to the waves?
10 Jun 2022
Gambling, flying and a cinematic comeback
Online gambling
Podcasts

Gambling, flying and a cinematic comeback

Why are strict new gambling laws in doubt? Can activists justify flying to an environmental conference? And is Top Gun: Maverick leading a celluloid r…
3 Jun 2022
The ‘wet bulb’ temperatures behind unprecedented heatwaves
A man tries to escape from a severe heatwave in Kolkata, India
Getting to grips with . . .

The ‘wet bulb’ temperatures behind unprecedented heatwaves

Heat and humidity combine to create deadly conditions that will only get more common
24 May 2022

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India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance
People rest in the shade under a bridge
Global lens

India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance

Dozens are thought to have died, schools have been forced to close and taps have run dry
12 May 2022
Colonialism and climate change: the link examined
Demonstrators hold sign reading ‘the climate crisis is colonialism’ at Fridays for Future protest in Mexico City
Expert’s view

Colonialism and climate change: the link examined

Top scientists point to connection for first time in new IPCC study
25 Apr 2022
How the green agenda will affect the UK
Wind Turbines
In Depth

How the green agenda will affect the UK

Download The Week's guide to how the environmental landscape could change in the near future
14 Apr 2022
Just Stop Oil: who are the petrol protesters?
A Just Stop Oil protest
Today’s big question

Just Stop Oil: who are the petrol protesters?

Almost 350 people have been arrested since the group started taking action across the country on 1 April
12 Apr 2022
Are heat pumps worth the investment?
Air source heat pump
Expert’s view

Are heat pumps worth the investment?

Days of the gas boiler ‘are numbered’ as Britain heads towards a ‘home heating revolution’
11 Apr 2022
Arguments for and against nuclear power
Nuclear power plant
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against nuclear power

Nuclear energy forms the ‘centrepiece’ of Boris Johnson’s new energy strategy
7 Apr 2022
Boris Johnson’s energy strategy explained
Boris Johnson during a visit to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station
Fact file

Boris Johnson’s energy strategy explained

Nuclear energy at the heart of plan dismissed by critics as a ‘missed opportunity’
7 Apr 2022
What is carbon capture and storage?
A carbon capture facility in Longanet, Scotland
Fact file

What is carbon capture and storage?

The technology could help ‘neutralise’ emissions from power plants, according to UN report on climate change
5 Apr 2022
Chernobyl: what is the history, impact and present risk?
Chernobyl, Ukraine, Nuclear
In Brief

Chernobyl: what is the history, impact and present risk?

UN atomic agency to investigate reports that Russian troops left with radiation exposure
1 Apr 2022
Octoculture: why is the world’s first octopus farm so controversial?
Octopus at bottom of ocean
In Depth

Octoculture: why is the world’s first octopus farm so controversial?

Spanish firm’s plans have been met with fierce resistance from campaigners and scientists
11 Mar 2022
The pros and cons of fracking
A fracking site in California
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of fracking

Prime minister looking at ‘all options’ to secure the UK’s energy supplies
10 Mar 2022
Are beavers bad for the environment?
Beavers playing in a river
In Depth

Are beavers bad for the environment?

Farming and fisheries industries voice concern about reintroduction of wild species
10 Mar 2022
The Overview: can we recycle ourselves out of environmental disaster?
Bailed recycling waste
Podcasts

The Overview: can we recycle ourselves out of environmental disaster?

Experts question how much recycling can really help in push to protect our planet
9 Mar 2022
Rain bombs and megaflash lightning: Australia experiences unprecedented weather
Flooding in Queensland
Why we’re talking about . . .

Rain bombs and megaflash lightning: Australia experiences unprecedented weather

Nine people have been killed during days of torrential rainfall and flooding
1 Mar 2022
The worst storms ever to have hit the UK
Person photographs huge waves
In pictures

The worst storms ever to have hit the UK

Wild weather has always caused death and destruction in Britain
18 Feb 2022
Truckers, sewage and Friends in China
Freedom Convoy protesters driving from British Columbia to Ottawa
Podcasts

Truckers, sewage and Friends in China

Why has Canada declared a national emergency? What can we do to clean up Britain’s rivers? And what did Ross and Rachel do to upset Beijing?
18 Feb 2022
The top tips for weathering out Storm Eunice
Why we’re talking about . . .

The top tips for weathering out Storm Eunice

People across the UK advised to secure loose outdoor objects, stay indoors and prepare for power cuts
18 Feb 2022
Are shark attacks on the rise?
Great white shark
Getting to grips with . . .

Are shark attacks on the rise?

Sydney records first fatal shark attack in almost 60 years
18 Feb 2022
Who are the Tory Net Zero Scrutiny Group?
Former chair of the European Research Group Steve Baker is a known member
Profile

Who are the Tory Net Zero Scrutiny Group?

The Conservative rebels blame government’s green policies for cost of living crisis
16 Feb 2022
French symbols, pay rises and spring
Muslim women laughing
Podcasts

French symbols, pay rises and spring

Is France about to take an illiberal turn? Is it a bad thing if we all earn more? And is winter coming to a premature end?
4 Feb 2022
How did nanoplastics end up at the North and South Pole?
Arctic ice blocks
In Depth

How did nanoplastics end up at the North and South Pole?

Researchers identify plastic particles in Arctic ice dating back to 1960s
25 Jan 2022
‘Ugly’ Paris to get makeover in viral campaign victory
Paris pictured from above at dusk
Stranger than fiction

‘Ugly’ Paris to get makeover in viral campaign victory

Mayor announces push to beautify the City of Lights following social media outcry
21 Jan 2022
What next for Tonga after deadly volcano eruption?
Aerial footage provided by the New Zealand Defence Force shows heavy ash across Tonga
The latest on . . .

What next for Tonga after deadly volcano eruption?

Thick layers of ash hamper relief effort as scale of damage emerges
19 Jan 2022
Could air pollution lead to pandemic-style restrictions?
Air pollution obscures view of Tower Bridge in London
In Depth

Could air pollution lead to pandemic-style restrictions?

Health warning issued over polluting particle build-up in UK capital
14 Jan 2022
The effort to extinguish Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’
The 70m-wide ‘Gateway to Hell’ in the Karakum desert
Why we’re talking about . . .

The effort to extinguish Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’

Natural gas crater in the Karakum desert has burned for five decades
10 Jan 2022
Technopessimism, population and a new world order
Joe Biden
Podcast

Technopessimism, population and a new world order

Has the US given up on policing the world? Should we worry about a falling population? And is social media really a threat to democracy?
31 Dec 2021
The most extreme weather events in 2021
Storm-battered land in Philippines
In pictures

The most extreme weather events in 2021

Link between climate change and worsening weather established in pivotal year
21 Dec 2021
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