Science articles

Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels


One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency

22 Apr 2014

DECC dishes out reeds-to-energy wetland funding


Three companies become the latest firms to be awarded a share of over £1.3m to support development of wetlands bio-energy technology

17 Apr 2014

Fracking methane leaks at least 100 times larger than EPA estimated, say researchers

fracking shale gas site

Study raises fears that US shale gas sites could be responsible for higher levels of methane emissions than previously thought

16 Apr 2014

Averting climate change catastrophe is affordable, says IPCC report

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth

13 Apr 2014

Unilever boss reveals company already being impacted by climate change

Paul Polman warns that "left unchecked, climate change has the potential to become a significant barrier to our growth strategy, and that of just about every other company"

09 Apr 2014

Corporate giants' 'Trillion Tonne Communiqué' issues fresh demand for climate action

Communiqué signed by 70 companies calls for "rapid and focused response" to threat of rising emissions

08 Apr 2014

IPCC report proposes sucking carbon out of the air as climate fix

Technique of burning biomass then pumping released carbon underground included in leaked draft from UN climate panel

07 Apr 2014

Farage and Clegg clash over climate change

UKIP leader touts fracking as solution to UK's energy needs in latest debate with Nick Clegg on Britain's role in Europe

03 Apr 2014

National Grid charges up natural capital thinking

Company aims to assess portfolio for opportunities to improve ecosystems services under 'Natural Grid' plan

03 Apr 2014

China and EU pledge joint climate action

Joint statement commits countries to "credible and verifiable domestic action" on emissions ahead of Paris climate summit

02 Apr 2014

Network Rail's £38bn investment plan aims to boost climate resilience

Chief executive says last winter's storms highlight need to improve rail network's ability to cope with extreme weather

31 Mar 2014

Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN

Report by climate change panel says global warming is fuelling not only natural disasters, but potentially famine – and war

31 Mar 2014

Britain must take lead in global warming battle, says Ed Davey

Lib Dem energy and climate change secretary speaks out on eve of publication of major UN report on environment

31 Mar 2014

Mayor Boris urged to copy New York’s million trees pledge

New data reveals London has planted just 9,000 more trees than it has felled since 2010

31 Mar 2014

New York City wants fossil fuels to go the way of the dinosaur

Divestment activists are pushing for New York City to take a stand against dirty energy through a $147 billion fossil fuel divestment opportunit

26 Mar 2014

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