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10 05 2022 | 08:48

Is civil disobedience OK if it’s the only way to prevent climate catastrophe?

This week, climate activists disrupted the UK’s oil supply, because they believe they face a desperate choice. Nonviolent resistance now, or the unthinkable violence of climate change later. “There…

10 05 2022 | 08:39

The UK government cannot invest into North Sea oil while claiming global climate leadership

On 28 February, four days after Putin launched the fossil-fuel funded invasion of Ukraine, the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres delivered a blistering barrage against world leaders for their…

10 05 2022 | 07:18

‘Lawless logging’ in DRC raises concerns over $500m forests deal signed by Boris Johnson

Environmental groups have raised concerns about a $500m (£380m) forest protection deal signed by Boris Johnson at Cop26, after a damning report into the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s “lawless”…

21 04 2022 | 07:51

“Invisible Energy Highways” Could Usher In A New Era Of Shared Power

Undersea electricity cables could become increasingly common as governments drive their energy strategies towards renewables. As countries develop their wind and solar power industries, there will be…

04 12 2021 | 10:12

UK water firms spilled sewage into sea bathing waters 5,517 times in last year

Report shows raw sewage spillages into coastal swimming waters increased by more than 87% in 12 months Water companies spilled raw sewage into coastal bathing waters used by holidaymakers and…

30 11 2021 | 09:18

Protect Cop26 climate progress from being undermined by trade rules, UK ministers told

Exclusive: Demand for ‘climate waiver’ to free countries from fear of litigation over emission cuts Climate agreements reached in Glasgow this month could come under legal attack from polluting…

28 11 2021 | 08:54

Activists take court action against Boris Johnson over climate crisis

Three people claim government is breaching right to life and family life by not doing what is needed to prevent disaster Three young people are taking legal action against the prime minister,…

28 11 2021 | 08:50

Artworks to highlight air pollution’s role in death of London girl

Breathe: 2022 by Dryden Goodwin will pay tribute to Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah of Lewisham Public artwork that pays homage to Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, whose exposure to air pollution contributed to her …

28 11 2021 | 08:22

British people more concerned about climate change than the pandemic, poll shows

Concern for climate change at highest level since records began Climate change is the biggest issue of concern for the British public, a new poll has found, scoring higher than the pandemic, Brexit…

21 11 2021 | 08:45

Just 124 people own most of England’s deep peat – its largest carbon store

New report says burning and draining of peatland by grouse moor estates and others adding to climate disaster Just 124 landowners own the majority of England’s deep peat – its single largest carbon…

14 11 2021 | 09:02

Ammonia from farms behind 60% of UK particulate air pollution – study

Problem is causing £8bn a year in health damage but can be tackled cost-effectively, say scientists Sixty per cent of the tiny particles polluting the air in the UK are from ammonia leaking from…

09 11 2021 | 13:09

Op - Dark things are happening on Europe’s borders. Are they a sign of worse to come?

With a disregard for people’s lives, countries from the UK to Poland are toughening up, as if in preparation for climate displacement.

08 11 2021 | 13:26

COP26: UK pledges £290m to help poorer countries cope with climate change

The UK is pledging £290m to help poorer countries cope with the impact of climate change, as the COP26 climate change summit enters its second week. Government ministers from around the world are in…

03 11 2021 | 13:08

India, UK to launch 140-nation transnational renewable grid project

India and the UK will launch a transnational and transcontinental grid project, the Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG or OSOWOG), at COP26 tomorrow. The project aims to…

02 11 2021 | 14:09

Cop26 summit at serious risk of failure, says Boris Johnson

UK PM says climate crisis talks at G20 over weekend only ‘inched forward’ The Cop26 climate summit is at serious risk of failure because countries are still not promising enough to restrict global…

02 11 2021 | 09:30

Around 120 Leaders Gather at Cop26 in Glasgow for ‘Last, Best Chance’ to Keep 1.5 Alive

COP26 President Alok Sharma calls for immediate action and solidarity to ensure Glasgow delivers on the promise of Paris  Leaders addressed by young climate activists, indigenous peoples and…

01 11 2021 | 16:09

COP26: Charles to say 'war-like footing' needed

The Prince of Wales will tell the COP26 summit that a "war-like footing" is needed to tackle the climate crisis. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference in Glasgow, Prince Charles is due…

31 10 2021 | 20:42

What a net zero world will look like – and how to get there

It’s the phrase that will be on every world leader’s lips at the Cop26 summit – and it summarises the ambitious plan that will be central to efforts to limit the ravages of the climate crisis. So…

31 10 2021 | 20:33

COP26: Poorest countries fear not reaching UK for climate summit

The world's poorest countries say they are worried about getting to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November. Twenty are on the UK's Covid red list - meaning hotel quarantine for arrivals.…

27 10 2021 | 14:07

Boris Johnson says chances of Cop26 success are ‘touch and go’

PM urges firms to reduce use of single-use plastics and dismisses recycling as ‘a red herring’ It is “touch and go” whether Britain will broker deals adequate enough to curb irreversible climate…