Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'

Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.

bbcnews
March 1, 2021 ~5 min

Cumbria coal mine: Climate tsar urged to quit over 'reckless' plan

Alok Sharma should resign unless plans for a deep coal mine in Cumbria are dropped, Lib Dems say.

bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2021 ~4 min

Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal controversy

Green groups are calling on the PM to cancel the project - but how was the decision reached?

bbcnews
Jan. 23, 2021 ~6 min

Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'

The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.

bbcnews
Jan. 19, 2021 ~5 min

COP26: Alok Sharma leaves business job to focus on climate role

Business Secretary Alok Sharma becomes full-time president of November's COP26 conference in Glasgow.

bbcnews
Jan. 8, 2021 ~5 min

COP26: Ellie Goulding and Emma Watson join call for climate talks change

A letter has been signed by singer Ellie Goulding and Hollywood stars Emma Watson and Emma Thompson.

bbcnews
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Alok Sharma 'overloaded with day job' to juggle UN summit role

The business secretary is heading up next year's COP 26 climate summit alongside his cabinet role.

bbcnews
Dec. 1, 2020 ~5 min

Government plans new office to attract scientists to UK

The government says it wants to make immigration "easy and quick" for researchers and innovators.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

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