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.

Jan. 19, 2021 ~5 min

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Ocean pollutants 'have negative effect on male fertility'

Harbour porpoises exposed to PCBs had shrunken testicles, suggesting sperm and fertility effects.

Jan. 12, 2021 ~5 min

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UK allows emergency use of bee-harming pesticide

In 2018, the EU and UK imposed an almost-total ban because of the serious damage it could cause.

Jan. 11, 2021 ~3 min

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£3bn UK climate finance to be spent on supporting nature

The PM says investment is needed to protect marine life, forests and sustainable food production.

Jan. 11, 2021 ~3 min

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Terra Carta: Prince Charles asks companies to join 'Earth charter'

He wants businesses to do more to protect the planet as he marks 50 years of environmental campaigning.

Jan. 11, 2021 ~1 min

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New Year Honours 2021: 'Green' economist recognised

Notable environmentalists and scientists are among those honoured in the New Year Honours.

Dec. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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Atlantic discovery: 12 new species 'hiding in the deep'

A dozen ocean species new to science could already be threatened by climate change, scientists find.

Dec. 28, 2020 ~4 min

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Electric cars will leave hole in tax revenues, says Treasury

The Treasury says taxes must rise or services cut to compensate for the loss of fuel tax income.

Dec. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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China biodegradable plastics 'failing to solve pollution crisis'

China's increase in biodegradables is outpacing its ability to degrade plastic, warns Greenpeace.

Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Climate change: 700-year history of wind recorded in island mud

Lake sediments on remote Marion Island tell the story of the Southern Hemisphere's westerlies.

Dec. 11, 2020 ~4 min

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