Start the world, we want to get on
By Anthony Giddens - 08 February 7:54

The Copenhagen debacle gave little grounds for hope of concerted action against climate change, but

China in their hands
By Henry Smith - 04 February 6:28

Washington and Beijing are blaming each other on climate change

Peerages for eels, and other stories
By Sophie Elmhirst - 29 January 10:32

The eels are in trouble. A little story seeped out last week: the eel population in the Thames has fallen by 98 per cent in the past five years. There are now only a few loyal creatures left in the river's murky waters.

Why we greens keep getting it wrong
By Mark Lynas - 28 January 7:06

If, as I think almost certain to be the case, the environmental movement made a grave mistake in opposing nuclear power, the question naturally arises about what else the greens may have got wrong.

The unselfish gene
By Bibi van der Zee - 25 January 14:18

Our politics are determined by our genes, apparently.

Who puts out the rubbish?
By Ben Ferguson - 25 January 14:09

When Britain signed the EC Landfill Directive in 1999, we should have entered an era in which waste-

Carrots, not sticks
By Samira Shackle - 25 January 13:51

The head of the Environment Agency favours tough action against polluters – but won’t support puniti

Garbage into gold
By Sarah Lewis-Hammond - 25 January 13:45

New technology offers ever more ingenious ways to turn the detritus of life into valuable forms of e

Inspect your gadgets!
By Sian Berry - 25 January 12:52

Toaster catch fire? Printer making odd noises? Don’t just throw old stuff away, or hide it in the sh

Closing the circle
By Peter Jones - 25 January 12:38

We’re only beginning to understand where waste actually comes from, and how to go about reducing it

Whole Earth Discipline: an Ecopragmatist Manifesto
By Becky Hogge - 20 January 14:59

The American social entrepreneur and technology guru Stewart Brand's first significant contribution to the environmental movement came to him ashe sat on a rooftop in 1966.

Land of blue gold
By Isabel Hilton - 18 January 9:42

In a region fraught with mutual distrust, anxieties over water supply are raising tensions between I

Why it’s wrong to preach “climate justice”
By Mark Lynas - 14 January 13:23

Two wrongs don't make a right -- carbon is not a prerequisite to development

Our friends electric
By Caitlin Fitzsimmons - 14 January 6:27

Wind, waves and tides – the Orkney Islands
have it all, but they’ll need a little help to make a d

Climate activists refuse to lilo
By Bibi van der Zee - 08 January 8:23

Most of my memories of Copenhagen involve walking.

Climate protesters
By Michael Hodges - 17 December 7:06

"Climate change matters for everyone!", the girl cried. But no, it doesn't - not on this street, I f

Climate of confusion
By Bibi van der Zee - 17 December 7:06

I'm writing this column in a Copenhagen café (good coffee here, and at £4 a cup you don't drink too much of it) on Monday, with five days of negotiations at the climate change summit stretching out ahead.

Blaming the victims
By Duncan Green - 10 December 14:27

Does climate change require women in poor countries to stop "popping them out"?

Conspiracy theory? That'll be the deniers
By Mark Lynas - 10 December 5:47

Climate-change denial makes sense only as a conspiracy theory

Gobbled up by Gobi
By Holly Williams - 10 December 5:47

After ten years in Beijing, I thought I knew about sandstorms. Every spring the dust blows off the Mongolian steppe and veils the Chinese capital in a murky shroud.

Deniers, bankers and royal snappers
By Peter Wilby - 10 December 5:47

Climate change deniers should reveal whether they hold lucrative 'catastrophe' bonds

Bad idea: Growing Gatwick
By Alyssa McDonald - 10 December 5:47

If ever there was a bad week to start talking again about extra airport runways - and not just at Heathrow, but Gatwick, too - surely this was it.

Take a walk on the dark side
By James Burgess - 03 December 14:34

The Conservatives' European journey

Climate warriors march into the rain
By Bibi van der Zee - 03 December 5:20

It's a relief to watch the whole environmental movement getting on its feet just in time for Copenhagen.

The NS Interview: Rajendra Pachauri
By Sophie Elmhirst - 03 December 5:20

“We need a massive, grass-roots movement to solve climate change” -Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the I

Greens and blues
By Stephen Tindale - 03 December 5:20

Whatever the outcome at Copenhagen, the real work will be done in Europe, where the Tories look incr

As Washington and Beijing stall, poor folk take the lead
By Mark Lynas - 26 November 5:41

With the poorest countries in the world pledging to do most to combat climate change, richer nations

Here comes the sun
By Michael Brooks - 26 November 5:41

A giant nuclear fusion reactor could solve the world’s energy problems – but only if it doesn’t melt

Cuts won't cost the earth
By Oliver Tickell - 19 November 5:52

Economic reality is a curious thing. The term has a solid, reassuring sound. To go against it would be very foolish and immature. But what exactly is it?

Cloud control
By Bjorn Lomborg - 19 November 5:52

Drastic and immediate cuts in carbon emissions, as advocated by most of the green lobby, are an expe