Waiting for the end of the world
By Michael Brooks - 06 December 5:42

Supervolcanoes, ash clouds, supernovas, asteroids, climate chaos - take your pick.

Place your bets!
Putting your money where your mouth is on climate change
By Michael Brooks - 29 November 11:39

Forget football - climate science is well worth a flutter, says Michael Brooks.

Should we be paying for people to live on flood plains?
By Alex Hern - 26 November 14:28

Unless we want to rehouse hundreds of thousands of people: yes.

A carbon tax may not actually do a whole lot for emissions
By Alex Hern - 22 November 16:41

There's a chicken/egg problem at work.

The chorus from business is now deafening: "give us certainty on energy policy and low carbon investment"
By Maf Smith - 19 November 9:45

Businesses need to know what will happen in the future, writes RenewablesUK's Maf Smith. A government in turmoil can't provide that.

Why I want balance on climate change coverage
By Alex Hern - 14 November 12:59

Debate versus "debate".

Bloomberg brooks no dissent.
Bloomberg: "It's global warming, stupid"
By Alex Hern - 02 November 10:27

"Now we have weather on steroids."

Anti-wind-farm candidate James Delingpole pulls out of Corby by-election, as the town continues to have no wind farms
By Alex Hern - 31 October 12:01

Delingpole cites "stunningly successful campaign"; others cite desire to avoid losing £500 deposit.

First vertical farm opens in Singapore
By Alex Hern - 30 October 16:28

Nine stories of greens.

It's not safe to leave fossil fuels in the ground
By Alex Hern - 25 October 8:24

Better to extract the fossil fuels, capture the carbon, and store that instead, says Professor Jon Gibbins.

Republican congressman: evolution is "lies straight from the pit of hell"
By Alex Hern - 08 October 7:31

Paul Broun, once a medical doctor, now a creationist congressman.

Surprise, surprise: Wind turbines do lower carbon emissions
By Alex Hern - 27 September 8:26

Counter-intuitive thinking is counter-intuitive for a reason.

Don't turn off the future
By Alastair Harper - 15 September 16:54

The green economy in Britain is thriving - so why are politicians so reluctant to talk about it?

Surfers ride the Severn Bore along the River Severn
The price of tidal power
By Michael Brooks - 29 August 15:53

When did it become OK to save our wildlife at the expense of everyone else’s?

Bloomberg calls for a carbon tax
By Margarida Madaleno - 17 August 10:17

The financial newswire argues that such a tax could cut debt and cool the planet.

Slicker city
By Leo Hollis - 25 July 17:26

London is hoping to transform itself from Victorian capital to futuristic metropolis, but reality seems to be getting in the way.

The Cuadrilla shale fracking facility in Preston, Lancashire.
We need to talk about fracking
By Michael Brooks - 25 July 14:41

At some point pretty soon, we're going to need to know where we stand on this.

A Greenpeace activist covers the logo of the Shell oil company
Epic Shell PR fail? No, the real villains here are Greenpeace
By Martin Robbins - 18 July 11:15

Since when were Greenpeace the bad guys?

The big crunch
By Jeremy Grantham - 11 July 15:27

We’ve structured modern life on a model of permanent growth, yet our planet’s resources are finite — from food and fuel to water and land — and fast running out. What can we do to save the situation?

The curious science of breasts
By Helen Lewis - 27 June 17:18

Florence Williams's excellent book shines light on a much-misunderstood part of the body.

Lonesome George, the final Pinta Island giant tortoise in the world, died on 24t
Sense of an endling
By Helen Lewis - 27 June 17:16

The death of Lonesome George raises questions of how many endlings we will see.

Lonesome George, the last known individual of the Pinta Island Tortoise
Why Lonesome George should get stuffed (or pickled)
By Paolo Viscardi - 27 June 15:11

Embalming him will be worth the effort for the insights we get into his species.

Reasons to be careful
By Michael Brooks - 20 June 17:13

Asteroids strikes, radiation and Rio+20.

The future of river basins is critical for global economic growth
By New Statesman - 11 June 8:08

HSBC launches a new $100m water programme in partnership with three NGOs.

MPs committee rejects EC’s proposed farm rules
By New Statesman - 01 June 11:23

Commission's measures would be even more complex than the current system, warns EFRA

New Statesman
Lessons from Rothamsted
By Michael Brooks - 28 May 13:03

Nine takeaways from yesterday's protest for the GM scientists and their supporters.

Felicity Aston.
Felicity Aston: Ice queen
By Samira Shackle - 03 April 15:56

‘‘There were different levels of fear but fear was always there,” says Felicity Aston. This year, she became the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica – and the first person to do so alone without using kites or machines – travelling 1,744 kilometres in 59 days.

Don't expect a green revolution in China soon
By Alex Hern - 03 April 13:36

Educated, networked Chinese young people care about the environment – but that doesn't tell us about

Young people in China prefer brands that reduce carbon emissions
By New Statesman - 03 April 7:55

Concerns about the environment are higher in Asia than in the west.

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