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Halliburton turns on BP as war of words over Gulf of Mexico oil spill steps up
(Wed 07/12)
Halliburton has today accused oil giant BP of “poor decisions and practices” following accusations of destroyed evidence in relation to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

UN Secretary-General calls on nations to agree plan on climate change
(Tue 06/12)
United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries not to lose momentum and show determined leadership to advance negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, as

Global carbon emissions reach record high of 10 billion tonnes
(Sun 04/12)
Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have increased by 49 per cent in the last two decades, according to the latest figures by an international team of researchers.

UK pledges £10m to help tackle deforestation in Brazil
(Sun 04/12)
The UK Government has agreed to provide £10 million to a joint project to tackle deforestation in Brazil, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban,

Forecast cheer for European ski slopes as snow is set to finally arrive
(Fri 02/12)
Ski resorts across Europe are set to receive their first snowfall of winter this weekend after freak mild temperatures ruined the start of the travel season across the Alps.

Indonesia announces conservation scheme to help protect orangutans
(Thu 01/12)
The Indonesian Ministry of Forestry has announced a landmark partnership with Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) to create a two-year conservation programme geared towards the protection of orangutans, one of the m

Global forestry loss is not as great as first feared, UN study confirms
(Wed 30/11)
The rate of global deforestation, mainly the conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land, averaged 14.5 million hectares a year between 1990 and 2005, according to a satellite-based survey released today by the U

Google shuts down multi-million dollar renewable energy scheme
(Wed 23/11)
Google has announced it is ending a programme that explored ways of reducing the cost of renewable energy.

Troubled university attacks further "Climategate" mass email release
(Tue 22/11)
The University of East Anglia has tonight confirmed it is looking into the release of further damaging emails ahead of next week's UN climate talks in Durban.

Mystery deepens over Europe-wide radiation alert
(Fri 18/11)
A Hungarian laboratory has denied claims made by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it is the most likely source of the outbreak of radioactive particles recently detected in the skies above Europe.

Precise satellite measurements confirm man-made warming of the planet
(Thu 17/11)
Scientists have looked to space to definitively separate evidence of human-caused global warming from the “noise” of purely normal climate fluctuations.

European audit clears APP products for Ecolabel certification
(Thu 17/11)
An official report by the European Commission has ruled that key products manufactured by Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) in Indonesia meet all of the criteria for the EU Ecolabel - a standard designed to reassure consumer

Scientists find liquid water on Jupiter moon in search for life beyond Earth
(Wed 16/11)
In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter’s m

Empire State Building awarded top green award for renewable energy use
(Wed 16/11)
The world’s most famous office building has been recognized for purchasing 100 percent renewable energy. The Empire State Building has received a 2011 Green Power Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection A

UN atomic agency completes review of Japan's response to nuclear disaster
(Tue 15/11)
The United Nations atomic energy agency today completed its assessment of Japan’s response to nuclear contamination in areas around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was damaged during the massive earthqua

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