The strange case of the disappearing department
By Alan White - 08 February 11:54

Has anyone heard from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs?

Is this the end of the "greenest government ever"?
By Samira Shackle - 05 December 9:24

Campaigners say coalition is "the most environmentally destructive government" since birth of modern

Where the wild things aren’t
By John Burnside - 16 November 0:00

Leafing through the St Andrews Citizen the other day, I read a piece about plans to dig up a patch of wild ground - the local preservation trust described it as "an eyesore" - and make it into a "community garden".

The city on the edge of the world
By Edward Platt - 31 October 0:00

In 1933, J B Priestley set off to discover “the common well of Englishness”. In the first of a new s

In defence of renewables
By Nick Molho - 26 October 15:54

Huhne is right on climate sceptics and "armchair engineers".

Watching the Arctic melt, I realise apathy must be frozen out
By Laurie Penny - 24 September 12:18

We can choose abject complicity, or we can decide that it's not too late to build a better world.

How the Tories went from oak-tree logo to enemies of conservation
By George Eaton - 13 September 15:00

With unintentional hilarity, John Prescott once declared: "The green belt is a Labour achievement - and we mean to build on it." The fear among some rural campaigners is that the Conservatives really do.

A very English revolution
By William Cash - 13 September 14:59

Middle England feels betrayed by the coalition’s shake-up of planning rules – the biggest since the

The Dale Farm eviction is the ugly side of localism
By Lewis Goodall - 02 September 16:14

Both central and local government are failing in their roles as a guarantors of minority rights.

Gas fracking: the next threat to the planet
By Tess Riley - 10 August 13:53

Unconventional gas extraction should not be part of our energy future.

Miliband's new energy policy could be a vote winner
By Guy Newey - 03 August 14:03

A greener and cheaper approach would have significant appeal.

A black and white issue
By Graeme Archer - 29 July 16:32

The culling of badgers is irrelevant, malicious and ineffective.

Future of energy mired in government contradictions
By Tess Riley - 22 July 13:08

New white paper fails to set out the radical overhaul required, leaving families at the mercy of ene

Britain need not be nine meals away from anarchy
By Edward Platt - 27 June 1:00

As oil prices peak and we approach the end of the age of cheap food, now is the time for city-dwelle

Let’s step out of the lab as the climate changes around us
By Michael Brooks - 03 June 11:04

Go on out and celebrate: the ozone hole is in recovery.

Green or greedy? How the financial sector could save the planet
By Oliver Willmott - 29 April 17:08

How corporations hide their environmental impact and how investors can hold them to account.

This heaving planet
By David Attenborough - 27 April 12:25

Half a century ago, the WWF was formed to help save endangered animals. Today, it’s human beings who

Humbled by nature, humble by culture
By Susanna Jones - 24 March 13:30

The scale of the 11 March Japanese earthquake and tsunami is a profound reminder of just how small w

Oil of algae
By Michael Barrett - 24 March 13:27

Oil prices are soaring as supply chains in the Middle East become fragile. BP's quest for deep-water reserves in the Gulf of Mexico last year proved calamitous.

Power play
By George Eaton - 24 March 13:24

Just a month before the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have prompted large anti-nuclear protests in France, where 75.2 per cent of electricity is generated by

Fukushima’s lessons in climate change
By Mark Lynas - 17 March 8:38

If we abandon nuclear power, prepare for catastrophic global warming.

Cheap meat comes at a high price
By Tracy Worcester - 09 March 11:51

The conditions of pig farms in parts of the EU are atrocious, but the fightback has begun.

Out of the woods
By Stanley Johnson - 11 February 16:14

The coalition’s proposed fire sale of English woodland will leave parliament powerless to decide on

Ministers announce partial halt of forest sales
By Duncan Robinson - 11 February 15:46

Proposed sale of 15 per cent of England's state-owned forests has been postponed by coalition.

The year the coral lost its colour
By Michael Brooks - 10 February 15:19

The plight of the reefs is just the latest sign of the damage that climate change is wreaking on the

John Pilger: The Queensland floods - Australia’s Katrina moment
By John Pilger - 29 January 11:13

Corruption and the cult of the market have made a natural disaster into an outrage.

Brisbane under water
By Nicholas Fearn - 27 January 14:07

Rain, hail and toxic sludge – this Briton picked a bad time to move to to Queensland.

How fences could save the planet
By Mark Stevenson - 13 January 10:40

As politicians get bogged down in debating complicated strategies to fight climate change, Mark Stev

David Attenborough — not over, not out
By Sophie Elmhirst - 13 January 10:37

At 84, Britain’s favourite naturalist says that, with BBC2’s First Life, he has made his last major TV series. Yet he shows no sign of losing his love for fossils . . . and life.

The threat of rising food prices
By Deborah Doane - 11 January 11:54

This is as much a part of what’s wrong with our financial sector as the Greek and Irish debt crises.