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Boris opens up rift with Westminster over air quality crisis

Alan Andrews

ClientEarth's Alan Andrews welcomes the London Mayor's air quality manifesto but warns it does not go far enough

31 Jul 2014

Sir Stuart Rose: Business leaders need to ‘bang the drum' for climate action

Sir Stuart Rose

Former M&S boss recalls the secrets of Plan A's success and calls on political and business leaders to show more ambition in tackling escalating climate risks

31 Jul 2014

Obama launches three-pronged climate action push

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

President beefs up climate strategy once again with new moves to tackle methane emissions, enhance resilience, and bolster economic case for action

30 Jul 2014

The coal industry needs to know the game is up

Ben Caldecott argues that the world needs to develop Coal Closure Funds to manage the necessary decline of the industry

30 Jul 2014

Could carbon constraints spell the end for 'King Coal'?

Standards & Poor's report suggests environmental regulations, cleaner alternatives, and falling prices are cranking up the risks faced by coal investors

28 Jul 2014

NHL warns climate change threatens future of ice hockey

US league publishes ground-breaking sustainability report detailing efforts to cut environmental impacts

24 Jul 2014

European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand

23 Jul 2014

New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

Sir Philip Dilley was previously chairman of engineering firm that wrote environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla

23 Jul 2014

Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires

23 Jul 2014

Climate adaptation must be backed by climate communication

Bob Ward calls on newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss to deliver a more coherent approach to climate adaptation

23 Jul 2014

LEGO attempts to stonewall escalating Greenpeace protest

Toy giant refuses to accept petition from 115,000 people calling on it to quit partnership with Shell over Arctic oil exploration

23 Jul 2014

How to track corporate action on climate change

Carbon Tracker 200 and Ceres collaborate on a database of corporate climate change disclosures

18 Jul 2014

A review of the Forestry sector, from an investment perspective

Alex Werbowy of Alliance Trust Investments explains why sustainable investors need to be aware of their potential impact on the world's forests

14 Jul 2014

How companies can plan for a more sustainable future

BusinessGreen and DNV GL's latest roundtable outlined how businesses must incorporate climate threats into their long-term strategies

11 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

Analysts: Global climate change deal unlikely to prevent dangerous climate change

New analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon suggests the world will blow its carbon budget by 2048, even if China and USA match the EU's 2030 pledges

11 Jul 2014

10 climate threats facing the UK today

From overheating hospitals to underfunded flood defences, the UK is already facing severe climate risks

09 Jul 2014

Shell accused of misrepresenting climate warnings to investors

Carbon Tracker says oil major is wrong to dismiss carbon bubble theory, as Lego comes under pressure to end partnership with Shell

09 Jul 2014

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