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"?

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.

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.

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

The Conservatives' European journey

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

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.

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

20 green heroes and villains: Villains
By Staff blogger - 19 November 5:52

On 7 December, world leaders and negotiators will meet in Copenhagen to discuss the future of our pl

Leader: World leaders need to become green heroes too
By Staff blogger - 19 November 5:52

Without the requisite political will, the prospects for our planet remain bleak

20 green heroes and villains: Heroes
By Staff blogger - 19 November 5:52

On 7 December, world leaders and negotiators will meet in Copenhagen to discuss the future of our pl