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Burger King urged to use Tim Hortons acquisition to correct ‘appalling' palm oil policies

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Union of Concerned Scientists urges fast food giants to use planned merger as an opportunity to introduce robust sustainable palm oil policies

28 Aug 2014

Tree loses out in battle between Aldi and Ecology

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Ecology building society’s month long battle to save an ancient lime in West Yorkshire falls foul of planning laws

28 Aug 2014

Climate change is happening and may be irreversible, IPCC warns

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Leaked draft report outlines huge scale of global threat, as Obama administration edges forward with strategy for international negotiations

27 Aug 2014

Studies examine potential fracking link to birth defects

Preliminary findings suggest shale gas wells could be a factor in heart problems and low birth weights

27 Aug 2014

Climate change perception gap 'reminiscent' of MMR scandal, survey finds

Poll suggests public underestimates scientific consensus around climate change, as well as contribution of green energy to electricity mix

27 Aug 2014

NASA warns over mystery of ozone depleting compound

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

21 Aug 2014

UKIP steps up assault on green policies with renewed pledge to repeal Climate Change Act

MEP Tim Aker outlines UK Independence Party's plans for energy and environment manifesto pledges

21 Aug 2014

Asian economies 'under serious threat' from climate change

Asian Development Bank report warns cost of tackling extreme weather will skyrocket unless emissions can be limited

20 Aug 2014

Andrew Winston on climate risk, the carbon bubble and 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

Having a carbon budget is great, but how are we going to meet it?

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett argues that while the government may have agreed to new carbon targets it is not doing nearly enough to meet them

13 Aug 2014

UN: Climate adaptation investment will ensure Africa's growth

New report highlights how protecting continent's economy against droughts, heat waves, and floods, will enhance economic development

12 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

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

Report: Air passenger growth to leave emissions cuts grounded

Scientists find rising air traffic will outpace even the tightest proposed carbon cuts unless demand can be dampened

11 Aug 2014

BASIC nations urge richer countries to accept climate responsibility

Developed countries not doing enough to cut emissions and fund adaptation efforts, say Brazil, China, South Africa, and India,

08 Aug 2014

Edelman formally declares it will not accept climate denial campaigns

Statement by America’s biggest public relations firm may be the industry’s first official position on climate denial

08 Aug 2014

How offshore wind farms offer a haven for hungry seals

New research suggests that offshore wind farms are starting to deliver some of the biodiversity benefits supporters have long believed would result from their development

08 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

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