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Crown Estate green roof initiative attracts wildlife to London

Crown Estate green roof initiative attracts wildlife to London's West End

London’s West End may not seem the ideal habitat for wildlife, but wrens, thrushes and bats are making it their home.


Food security: crop failures set to intensify due to climate change

Major "shocks" to global food production will be three times more likely within 25 years because of an increase in extreme weather brought about by global warming, warns a new report.


Shell set to start drilling for oil in the Arctic

Shell is set to restart its controversial hunt for Arctic oil, three years after the company’s last ill-fated venture north.


Fracking: UK public support falls to new low

British public support for nuclear power and shale gas has fallen to its lowest ever level in a long-running official government survey, which has also briefly ceased polling showing widespread public support for renewable energy.


Cutting the cost of electric vehicles: Renault-Nissan

Cutting the cost of electric vehicles: Renault-Nissan's Carlos Ghosn on why size matters

Electric car sales have fallen far short of predictions, but the global push to cut carbon emissions and improved techology could see them poised to hit the mainstream, says Renault-Nissan’s head, Carlos Ghosn.


Plan to cut US power plant carbon emissions by 32 per cent unveiled by Obama administration

The White House insisted on Sunday it was on strong legal footing as it unveiled details of ambitious carbon-reduction plans that are likely to be fiercely opposed by coal-burning Republican states.


Climate change threatens to wipe £2.7tn off value of private investments

Private investors stand to lose $4.2 trillion (£2.7 trillion) on the value of their holdings from the impact of climate change by 2100 even if global warming is held at plus 2C, a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has warned.


Most London boroughs fail EU pollution target

All but two of London’s boroughs are exceeding EU limits for a toxic gas linked to respiratory problems, ministers have admitted.


Circular economy could be worth £29bn to UK economy

Embracing a circular economy in the UK could boost GDP by £29 billion over the next decade, according to research from Imperial College London.


Climate change: Insurance industry must play "strong role" in shaping sustainable future, says UN

As a major source of long-term investment the insurance industry must play a "strong role" in shaping a more sustainable future, according to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.


Conservative Government's green policy changes slammed by environment groups

Environment and conservation groups representing millions of people have written to David Cameron to register their "major concern" at the cancellation or weakening of 10 green polices since he was re-elected.


Cardiff University opens first 'energy positive' house in Britain

Britain’s first low cost 'energy positive’ house, which can generate more electricity than its occupants will use, opens on Thursday despite George Osborne axing plans to make housebuilders meet tough low carbon housing targets from next year.


China makes carbon reduction pledge ahead of Paris climate talks

China will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions per unit of gross domestic product by 60-65 per cent from 2005 levels under a plan submitted to the United Nations ahead of crucial climate change talks in Paris later this year.


Dutch government climate policy ruled illegal under human rights law

A court in the Hague has declared the Dutch government’s climate policy illegal and ordered it to cut its emissions by at least 25 per cent within five years, in a landmark ruling.


Pope Francis' historic encyclical calls for action on climate change

Pope Francis has finally released his much-expected encyclical on the environment and climate change, with unprecedented warnings over the use of resources, climate, poverty and sustainable consumption.


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