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US court rules bee-harming pesticide wrongly approved by regulator
(Fri 11/09)
The US Court of Appeal has over-turned the approval by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) of a controversial bee-harming pesticide, sulfoxaflor, classified as a 'sub class' of neonicotinoids, which has als

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Germany overtakes UK to install more offshore wind turbines
(Thu 10/09)
Germany has for the first time overtaken the UK to connect more offshore wind turbines to the power grid, according to the latest official figures.

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Weak climate deal would scupper global development goals, UN envoy warns
(Thu 10/09)
A new set of UN development goals, due to be adopted later this month, will be undermined if an international deal to tackle climate change does not set the world on track to keep within a safe limit of global warming, t

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US braced to expect record winter flooding as El Niño strengthens
(Thu 10/09)
Mid-Atlantic and West Coast communities in the United States could see the highest number of nuisance flooding days on record through April due to higher sea levels and more frequent storm surge, compounded by the streng

Green Tourism scheme withdraws support for Rainforest Alliance
(Wed 09/09)
Green Tourism, the world's largest green independent environmental accreditation body for the hospitality industry, is to withdraw its support for products which carry the Rainforest Alliance’s frog symbol in the wake

Industry chiefs say EU policy is driving up the cost of solar PV energy
(Tue 08/09)
Europe’s policy on solar PV is artificially increasing the cost of renewable energy, according to industry leaders.

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Marine life shifting towards the poles to escape warming waters
(Fri 04/09)
Marine species are relocating towards the poles in pursuit of ideal water temperatures as the world's oceans warm in response to climate change, according to new research.

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MEPs vote to block plans for national bans on GM food
(Thu 03/09)
A European Parliament committee has rejected plans that would allow European nations to decide for themselves to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed.

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Global emissions plans will fail to limit climate change, study warns
(Wed 02/09)
The collective climate targets submitted by Governments to the UN will lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to below 2°C, researchers at the Climate Action Tracker warned today.

Missile-defence technology helps create the smart home of the future
(Wed 02/09)
Smart temperature-control devices — such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures — are set to create a boom market to increase comfort and save energy in homes.

Leading investors call on FTSE100 companies to quit climate lobbying groups
(Wed 02/09)
A global coalition of 25 institutional investors with over forty five billion pounds in assets under management is calling on nine major publicly listed companies to review their membership of lobbying groups that seek t

Polluted cities increase risk of heart attacks in young adults
(Sun 30/08)
Young adults living in polluted city neighbourhoods show early signs of an increased risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, according to new research released today.

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NASA data reveals global sea levels have risen by 3 inches in 23 years
(Thu 27/08)
Global sea levels have risen nearly 3 inches in less than 25 years, with some locations around the world rising more than 9 inches, according to NASA’s latest satellite data.

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Global warming to increase devastating effect of California drought
(Thu 20/08)
A new study confirms that global warming has measurably worsened the ongoing California drought by as much as a quarter – and the future looks worse.

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China's carbon emissions are far less than previous estimates, study finds
(Wed 19/08)
China's carbon emissions have been substantially over estimated by international agencies for more than a decade, according to fresh research co-led by the University of East Anglia.











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