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Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plans

28 Jul 2014

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Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

22 Jul 2014

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I was sacked by David Cameron to appease 'the green blob', says Paterson

Former environment secretary suggests he was removed from cabinet because of 'powerful, self-serving' environmental lobby

21 Jul 2014

Fracking firm ‘underplayed’ heavy lorries needed for Sussex drilling

Local officials refute claims made by Celtique Energie about the noise levels and numbers of heavy good vehicles

18 Jul 2014

Ineos gets £230m UK loan guarantee to build shale gas facility at Grangemouth

Company says pledge allows it to invest in terminal to import, store and process ethane from US shale gas

17 Jul 2014

Green bonds market grows by 60 per cent in a year

Bonds to raise capital for low carbon projects could attract up £23bn in 2014, as niche sector becomes mainstream

17 Jul 2014

Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees

11 Jul 2014

UN issued with roadmap on how to avoid climate catastrophe

Report is the first of its kind to prescribe concrete actions that the biggest 15 economies must take to keep warming below 2C

09 Jul 2014

EDF in line for £800m windfall from subsidy scheme to keep lights on

Energy firm which operates most of UK nuclear power plants could undercut competitors at auction launch capacity market

07 Jul 2014

Ratings agency says UK energy crunch will be temporary

Moody's says energy efficiency, new wind power and the return of gas plants will keep power prices in check

03 Jul 2014

UK councils could be required to recycle 70 per cent of waste by 2030

Proposals from European Commission would require a significant increase in the proportion of UK waste diverted from landfill

02 Jul 2014

Allow fracking in national parks, says Environment Agency chief

Chris Smith, EA's outgoing chairman, dismisses campaigners' claims over impact when process 'done properly'

30 Jun 2014

Obama attacks Republicans for appeasing climate deniers

President says members of congress are feigning ignorance of science because they fear backlash from 'fringe elements'

26 Jun 2014

Fuel subsidies 'drive fishing industry's plunder of the high seas'

Spain, France, UK, US and Japan among countries giving generous fuel subsidies enabling industrial fishing far offshore, says Global Ocean Commission

24 Jun 2014

Glastonbury goes green: festival declares war on plastic water bottles

Reusable steel bottles to be distributed as 400 drinking-water taps are erected

23 Jun 2014

World's energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns

Generators from nuclear reactors to coal-fired power plants will feel the brunt of the weather changes

18 Jun 2014

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