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.

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
By Bianca Jagger - 22 December 14:27

My fashion faux pas

Why we need direct action on climate change
By Caroline Lucas - 21 December 12:26

Governments are not responding with anywhere near the urgency that climate change demands.

Seven months of savage cuts leave coalition’s green hue fading
By Ed Ballard - 16 December 10:11

With the final nails hammered into the coffin of the Green Investment Bank, it’s time for a look bac

Snow scuppers Cameron’s “big society”
By Alice Miles - 15 December 9:40

It began as a flurry: a flake here and there, drifting on the wind. Soon it was falling faster and more heavily and beginning to settle.

Cancún: finally, some good news
By Barbara Stocking - 13 December 12:42

The private sector has an important role to play in the wake of the climate summit.

Lighting up the subcontinent
By James Turner - 09 December 11:48

New renewable energy schemes in India promise an end to power cuts, but only if they receive interna

Cancún is climate change groundhog day
By Andrew Pendleton - 08 December 12:29

Nowhere in the world is battling climate change a priority.

Climate loans threaten rerun of Copenhagen
By Nick Dearden - 23 November 12:10

UK loans to low income countries will make the poor pay twice for climate change

Saving nature or saving money?
By Oliver Willmott - 15 November 18:14

The government avoids more questions than it answers on England's woodlands.

Spill waters run deep
By Annabel Symington - 04 October 9:14

Oil stopped flowing from the Deepwater Horizon rig in July, but the legal wrangling is only just beg

The NS Interview: Bjørn Lomborg
By Sophie Elmhirst - 24 September 12:05

“I didn’t want to be the gay guy who talks about the environment”.

Natural Capital: The True Wealth of Nations
By Barry Gardiner MP - 16 September 17:51

Economists have still not caught up with the most important capital of all: Natural Capital.

A world too full of people
By Mary Fitzgerald - 30 August 11:16

Politicians of western countries avoid talking about population control, but if we invest in family

Sunday Telegraph apologises to UN climate chief
By New Statesman - 27 August 11:07

British broadsheet apologised for article which claimed that Dr Rajendra Pachauri was "making a fort

Laurie Penny on Climate Camp: The revolution will be civilised
By Laurie Penny - 26 August 17:17

Does Climate Camp show us the future of youth activism?

Let’s save it, rain or shine
By Michael Brooks - 22 July 8:11

Does anyone want to buy a weather forecaster?

Here’s to happy endings
By Bibi van der Zee - 16 July 8:55

As the old trope goes, I have been completely vindicated; you have been cleared; he has been whitewashed . . . I think that sums up the points of view on Muir Russell's Climategate report that came out on 7 July.

Good Idea: Urban jungles
By Alyssa McDonald - 16 July 8:48

Who doesn't like trees? Nobody. Everybody likes trees. But some people really, really like trees. The staff of the Woodland Trust, for example.

Grow, grow, grow your own
By Anna Shepard - 12 July 8:49

At this time of year, there's a niggling feeling that we should all be sprouting our own broccoli. But many of us are thwarted, not least by an oversubscribed national allotment scheme.

The NS Interview: Jane Goodall, primatologist
By Alyssa McDonald - 09 July 8:57

“My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa”

An acid trip no one wants to go on
By Caroline Ash - 28 June 9:17

In 1910, Dr Crippen, an American homoeopathic physician living in London, attempted to dispose of the remains of his wife, Cora, by dissolving her torso in a bath of acid.

Why natural resources should help end poverty
By Paul Collier - 28 June 9:11

The BP crisis in the Gulf of Mexico has laid bare the harm caused by the plunder of natural resource

Struck by friendly fire at the Battle of Bonn
By Bibi van der Zee - 18 June 9:13

If you are a normal person - not a politician, activist or negotiator - you might imagine that, at the international talks on a climate-change deal that took place between 31 May and 11 June in Bonn, people were coming togethe