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White House takes fresh steps to crack down on HFCs

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Industry and EPA partnership commits to deliver HFC alternatives

17 Sep 2014

US shale boom blamed for contaminated drinking water

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Study finds faulty well casings are the source of methane leaks in Texas and Pennsylvania

16 Sep 2014

UK environment policies get the red card from MPs

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New environmental scorecard finds unsatisfactory progress in all 10 areas examined, with concerns over flooding, air quality, and biodiversity

16 Sep 2014

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 Sep 2014

Jeremy Leggett: Fossil fuel CEOs are ‘increasingly barmy' about climate change

Charitable foundations urged to divest shares in fossil fuel majors and shift funds towards low carbon economy

15 Sep 2014

PepsiCo backs new tool to predict water risks

This new scenario modeling system helps planners in Latin America and the Caribbean make more informed infrastructure investments

12 Sep 2014

Tropical forests illegally destroyed for commercial agriculture

Forest Trends warns that demand for palm oil, beef, soy and wood has fuelled rapid deforestation, especially in Indonesia

11 Sep 2014

Poll suggests majority of Tory MPs reject climate science warnings

PRWeek commissioned survey reveals over half of MPs feel manmade climate change not conclusively proven and 18 per cent reckon it is 'environmentalist propaganda'

10 Sep 2014

Greenhouse gases hit record levels, fuelling climate and ocean acidification fears

World Meteorological Organisation figures show stark increase in greenhouse gas emissions, sparking concerns planet is proving less effective at soaking up CO2

09 Sep 2014

World leaders urged to aim for 'zero emissions' this century

Green NGOs call on world leaders preparing to travel to New York summit to target full decarbonisation, as UN climate chief makes case for 'climate neutrality' and campaigners prepare People's Climate March

08 Sep 2014

Put down the burger to tackle climate change, scientists say

Study recommends only two portions of red meat a week if the world is to feed growing populations and head off runaway emissions

01 Sep 2014

Liberals Democrats plan to ban 'unabated' coal and offer tax cuts for greener homes

Decarbonisation target and council tax rebates for energy efficiency improvements among party's manifesto plans

01 Sep 2014

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

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

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

28 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

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