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NASA warns over mystery of ozone depleting compound

NASA Satellites observed the largest ozone hole over Antarctica in 2006

Research identifies unexpectedly high levels of carbon tetrachloride in the atmosphere more than 25 years after Montreal Protocol

21 Aug 2014

Andrew Winston on climate risk, the carbon bubble and The Big Pivot

Andrew Winston author of The Big Pivot

The green business strategy expert outlines the ideas underpinning his new book on how businesses can survive in a fundamentally changed world

18 Aug 2014

Carbon Tracker: Billions of oil projects threatened by crude prices

Oil rig

NGO argues oil majors should cancel at least $91bn of projects that need high oil prices to succeed, although over $500bn is at risk

15 Aug 2014

Will the Mayor's latest pollution plans solve London's air quality crisis?

Boris Johnson reveals fresh plans to curb construction industry pollution, but will it be enough to deliver cleaner air?

15 Aug 2014

Extreme weather becoming more common, study says

Rise in blocking-patterns – hot or wet weather remaining stuck over regions for weeks – causing frequent heatwaves or floods

12 Aug 2014

Fresh fracking row sparked over house price report, as poll suggests growing support for shale gas

Environmental campaigners accuse the government of censoring key report on potential impact of fracking on house prices

11 Aug 2014

Labour: Tory failure to invest in flood defences puts thousands at risk

Maria Eagle, shadow environment secretary, claims evidence suggests an extra 330,000 properties will be at risk by 2035

11 Aug 2014

Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds

Toxic metal threatens marine life as it accumulates faster in shallow layers than in deep sea due to human activity

07 Aug 2014

How does fracking affect nature? We just don't know, scientists say

Researchers say lack of transparency from shale developers means there is a risk industry growth will outpace understanding of threats

06 Aug 2014

Does the word ‘sustainable' help us to make good investments?

David Casale of Turquoise International argues that confusion in the clean tech industry is preventing the further drive of innovation and investment.

01 Aug 2014

Boris opens up rift with Westminster over air quality crisis

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

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

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

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