Washington and Beijing are blaming each other on climate change
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.
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.
Our politics are determined by our genes, apparently.
When Britain signed the EC Landfill Directive in 1999, we should have entered an era in which waste-
The head of the Environment Agency favours tough action against polluters – but won’t support puniti
New technology offers ever more ingenious ways to turn the detritus of life into valuable forms of e
Toaster catch fire? Printer making odd noises? Don’t just throw old stuff away, or hide it in the sh
We’re only beginning to understand where waste actually comes from, and how to go about reducing it
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.
In a region fraught with mutual distrust, anxieties over water supply are raising tensions between I
Two wrongs don't make a right -- carbon is not a prerequisite to development
Wind, waves and tides – the Orkney Islands
have it all, but they’ll need a little help to make a d
Most of my memories of Copenhagen involve walking.
"Climate change matters for everyone!", the girl cried. But no, it doesn't - not on this street, I f
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.
Does climate change require women in poor countries to stop "popping them out"?
Climate change deniers should reveal whether they hold lucrative 'catastrophe' bonds
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.
Climate-change denial makes sense only as a conspiracy theory
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.
The Conservatives' European journey
“We need a massive, grass-roots movement to solve climate change” -Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the I
Whatever the outcome at Copenhagen, the real work will be done in Europe, where the Tories look incr
It's a relief to watch the whole environmental movement getting on its feet just in time for Copenhagen.
With the poorest countries in the world pledging to do most to combat climate change, richer nations
A giant nuclear fusion reactor could solve the world’s energy problems – but only if it doesn’t melt
On 7 December, world leaders and negotiators will meet in Copenhagen to discuss the future of our pl
Without the requisite political will, the prospects for our planet remain bleak