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Chevron suspends Arctic drill plans 'indefinitely'

Arctic offshore drilling photo by Steve Morgan Greenpeace

Oil giant tells Canadian government that economic uncertainty has forced it to pull the project

19 Dec 2014

Situation 'critical' for British marine-power industry

Marine Current Turbine SeaGen at night

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult says marine-power industry needs £300m to get first arrays in the water

18 Dec 2014

Seabirds 'steer clear' of offshore wind farms

A seagull

British Trust for Ornithology finds 99 per cent of birds avoid marine wind turbines, easing fears over the impact of blades

18 Dec 2014

Investors told to challenge oil and gas majors over climate threats

New guide aims to build shareholder engagement with fossil fuel companies in a bid to create more sustainable business models

10 Dec 2014

Extreme heat waves projected to 'occur once every other year', warns Met Office

New study reveals chances of a heat wave as extreme as 2003 has already shortened from 1-in-1,000 years to 1-in-100 years

09 Dec 2014

Businesses need to plug flood defence spending gap, says environment committee chief

Anne McIntosh, chairwoman of the EFRA select committee, warns of huge repair and maintenance investment black hole

02 Dec 2014

Bank of England to investigate carbon bubble risks

Governor Mark Carney tells MPs that Bank will be 'deepening and widening' its investigations into stranded asset risks

01 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement: Campaigners warn £2.3bn flooding pledge will fail to protect UK from climate change

Campaigners say £2.3bn flood protection budget for next six years will create funding gap of at least £500m

01 Dec 2014

Financial markets need major overhaul to tackle climate risks, warns Royal Society

Major new study calls for businesses and public sector to report exposure to extreme weather events such as typhoons and superstorms

27 Nov 2014

How UK industrial pollution cost EU £69bn over five years

New report highlights impact of air pollution from energy sector and manufacturing on the EU economy

26 Nov 2014

DECC kicks off #BackClimateAction 'tweetathon'

Microsoft, Unilever, Marks & Spencer, and Nestle amongst the leading businesses taking part in day of Twitter engagement

25 Nov 2014

Governments must stop 'dithering' over climate action, warns report

New study from Grantham Institute says costs of tackling climate change will spiral unless concerted action is taken urgently

24 Nov 2014

Ofgem faces legal threats over Middlesbrough FC wind turbine delays

EXCLUSIVE: Empowering Wind threatens to sue regulator, citing "flaws" in feed-in tariff law

20 Nov 2014

Ocean damage threatens economic wellbeing, says Céline Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau's grand-daughter warns climate change and pollution are putting oceans' ability to provide food and medicines at risk

18 Nov 2014

Updated: Church of England faces growing pressure to ditch fossil fuels

Oxford Diocesan Synod will consider divesting from oil, coal, and gas companies and calls on Anglican Church to do the same

17 Nov 2014

Queen admits 'One has climate change concerns'

The Queen reportedly asked Met Office chief scientist if last year's floods were caused by climate change

05 Nov 2014

Water scarcity threat slowly edges its way up the boardroom agenda

CDP study highlights how companies recognise the impact of water scarcity on operations and growth, but warns too few are reporting on those risks

05 Nov 2014

Spending watchdog raises alarm over Defra's flood protection cuts

National Audit Office concludes underlying flood spending has fallen 10 per cent during this parliament, despite Defra claims to the contrary

05 Nov 2014

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