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UK lacks the skills to achieve low-carbon switch, says study
(Thu 19/11)
The UK does not have the necessary skills to make the transition to a low-carbon economy at the pace required to meet mandatory targets - or the training arrangements in place to fill the gap.

Switching to electric cars could actually speed climate change
(Thu 12/11)
The idea that a wholesale switch to electric cars would automatically reduce CO2 emissions and dependence on oil is one of a number of myths dispelled by a major new report conducted on behalf of the Environmental Transp

EU issues position statement on Copenhagen talks
(Tue 10/11)
The Copenhagen climate change negotiations: A statement on the EU position and state of play

Personal energy production will match future demands
(Thu 05/11)
New scientific discoveries are moving society towards an era of personalised energy production

Dwindling water supplies can be helped by oil experts
(Mon 02/11)
Although declining streamflows and half-full reservoirs have gotten most of the attention in water conflicts around the United States, some of the worst battles of the next century may be over groundwater, experts say �

Controversial Trump golf course may breach EU rules, warns Green MEP
(Mon 26/10)
The leader of the Green Party in England and Wales, Caroline Lucas MEP, has urged the European Commission to launch a full investigation into American tycoon Donald Trump'’s controversial plans to build a golf course a

Treaty to limit CO2 needs to be linked with limits on other greenhouse gases
(Thu 22/10)
When world leaders meet in Copenhagen in December to hash out a treaty limiting carbon dioxide emissions, they should begin planning a future summit to address other pollutants – from soot to ozone – that don't rema

£16 billion is a “small price” to pay to tackle climate change
(Thu 08/10)
Investing £16 billion, over the next decade, in improving people’s quality of life in Scotland and reducing climate emissions will be money well spent, said WWF Scotland today.

Europe throws away £5bn a year by dumping waste
(Wed 07/10)
European nations are wasting more than £5 billion a year by failing to recycle waste properly, according to research by campaign group Friends of the Earth.

Sweden leads the EU charge towards a more wide-ranging EPBD
(Thu 17/09)
Under the Swedish presidency there is a new urgency to the European Union’s desire to lead the way when negotiations on a successor to Kyoto begin. But will the UK grasp the opportunity?

AA President: Simple may be smarter in reducing CO2 from cars
(Mon 14/09)
Poorly thought out park and ride schemes and 20mph speed zones are not the correct way to reduce carbon emissions from car travel, says the AA President, Edmund King.

Lightbulb ban begins today
(Tue 01/09)
The EU ban on traditional lightbulbs comes into effect today, and businesses and green groups are welcoming the legislation.

Tropical ecosystems lost to climate change could increase disease risk in humans
(Tue 25/08)
The destruction of tropical ecosystems by climate change could have a knock-on effect on human health, claims new research funded by the National Science Foundation.

Defra flood plan 'inadequate', says Countryside Alliance
(Thu 20/08)
Plans by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to invest £16 million in flood defences have been branded ‘inadequate’ by the Countryside Alliance.

Water shortage the biggest environmental concern on the planet, says survey
(Wed 19/08)
Water shortages and pollution are a bigger danger to the planet than climate change and melting ice caps, according to a survey published this week.

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