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Put down the burger to tackle climate change, scientists say

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

US 'presses India' for greater carbon cuts

Negotiations in New Delhi concentrate on potential global climate deal next year along with cooperation on clean energy

04 Aug 2014

Sir Stuart Rose urges politicians to defy ‘flat-earthers' and deliver vote-winning green policy

Former M&S boss urges political and business leaders to push climate action back up the agenda

31 Jul 2014

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