Climate change

Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’
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Behind the scenes

Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’

PM under fire after government orders fresh public inquiry into controversial project in Cumbria
12 Mar 2021
Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art
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Podcast

Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art

Can phones measure our carbon footprint? Is tech more important than sporting talent? And could we turn our homes into virtual art galleries?
26 Feb 2021
Green Homes Grant: £1bn of funding to be scrapped
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Green Homes Grant: £1bn of funding to be scrapped

Critics slam ‘outrageous’ decision not to roll over unspent cash in government scheme
15 Feb 2021
Snake robots, farm protests and pet food
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Podcast

Snake robots, farm protests and pet food

What can we learn from the skin of sidewinders? Why are farmers descending on Delhi? And would your cat eat lab-grown mouse protein?
5 Feb 2021
Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal
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Podcast

Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal

Are British companies doing enough about modern slavery? How can we regulate digital repossessions? And why are we still opening new coal mines?
22 Jan 2021
Floating igloos offer hope for threatened penguins
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Stranger than fiction

Floating igloos offer hope for threatened penguins

Creator of new ‘Penguin Protection System’ says the structures protect endangered species while combating climate change
5 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020

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Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 24 November
24 Nov 2020
Sending one less email a day cuts emissions by 16,000 tonnes
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In Brief

Sending one less email a day cuts emissions by 16,000 tonnes

UK research suggests unnecessary online chatter increases climate change
19 Nov 2020
‘Green Industrial Revolution’: Johnson’s ten-point plan
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In Brief

‘Green Industrial Revolution’: Johnson’s ten-point plan

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 as part of newly unveiled initiative to tackle climate change and create jobs
18 Nov 2020
‘Attenborough Effect’: the growth in sustainable investing
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In Brief

‘Attenborough Effect’: the growth in sustainable investing

Research links the veteran broadcaster’s documentaries to soaring demand for ‘green’ business practices
26 Oct 2020
Climate experts fly more than fellow scientists, study finds
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In Brief

Climate experts fly more than fellow scientists, study finds

Study results trigger calls for environmentalists to ‘look in the mirror’
20 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’
Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 17 September
17 Sep 2020
Can the UK decarbonise without nuclear power?
Hitachi Wales
In Depth

Can the UK decarbonise without nuclear power?

Cancellation of Hitachi nuclear plant in Wales threatens to derail Downing Street’s plans for eliminating CO2
16 Sep 2020
CBI: climate action can spur UK economic recovery
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In Depth

CBI: climate action can spur UK economic recovery

Government urged to create green jobs and fast-track net-zero emissions goal
15 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘remember bad behaviour’ after Covid-19
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘remember bad behaviour’ after Covid-19

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 14 September
14 Sep 2020
What the Spalte glacier tells us about climate change
Greenland
In Depth

What the Spalte glacier tells us about climate change

Scientists warn that calving of largest remaining Arctic ice shelf could be ‘major centre of action for the deglaciation of Greenland’
14 Sep 2020
In pictures: wildfires turn San Francisco skies orange
San Francisco
In Depth

In pictures: wildfires turn San Francisco skies orange

Coastal city bathed in eerie orange light from flames blazing across the US West Coast
11 Sep 2020
Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?
Extinction Rebellion
In Depth

Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?

Home secretary proposes reclassification that could see XR activists facing jail terms of up to five years
7 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: The Germans don’t worship their hospitals
Angela Merkel
In Depth

Instant Opinion: The Germans don’t worship their hospitals

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 12 August
12 Aug 2020
Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air
Dominic Cummings
In Brief

Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air

Treasury is funding the No. 10 advisor’s experimental scheme despite ‘scepticism’ in Whitehall
3 Jul 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 49. Ecology
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In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 49. Ecology

Scientific ecology can be traced back to Charles Darwin and considers living things and their environment
29 May 2020
Could heat tolerant algae save coral reefs?
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In Brief

Could heat tolerant algae save coral reefs?

Scientists have ‘trained’ microalgae to tolerate higher sea temperatures
14 May 2020
Is lower air pollution under lockdown saving lives?
Easter snow predicted for parts of Britain
In Depth

Is lower air pollution under lockdown saving lives?

Europe-wide study says effects are equivalent to ‘everyone stopping smoking’
30 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: Earth Day 50 years on
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Earth Day 50 years on

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 22 April
22 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: British environment flourishing during lockdown
Motorway, Road
In Depth

Coronavirus: British environment flourishing during lockdown

New data shows huge drop in air pollution in UK cities
2 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: Salmond trial ‘deepens faultlines’
Alex Salmond
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Salmond trial ‘deepens faultlines’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 March
25 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: What Covid-19 tells us about climate crisis
China
In Depth

Instant Opinion: What Covid-19 tells us about climate crisis

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 24 March
24 Mar 2020
What is in the Arctic doomsday vault?
Svalbard vault
In Depth

What is in the Arctic doomsday vault?

A further 60,000 seed samples to be added to Norwegian bunker in bid to protect plant varieties from global catastrophe
25 Feb 2020
What Greta Thunberg is doing in the UK this week
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What Greta Thunberg is doing in the UK this week

Teen climate crisis activist to lead march through Bristol
24 Feb 2020
Moving towards a zero-carbon future
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Moving towards a zero-carbon future

The global and national climate change goals and how they will affect us
18 Feb 2020
Harnessing natural energy in the Outer Hebrides
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Harnessing natural energy in the Outer Hebrides

Lombard has refinanced the wind farm that powers one of Britain’s most remote island communities
18 Feb 2020
Can BP become carbon neutral?
BP CEO Bernard Looney
In Depth

Can BP become carbon neutral?

The oil giant has said it’s aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
13 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: Why snobs make the best novelists
Oscar Wilde
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Why snobs make the best novelists

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 12 February
12 Feb 2020