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Global warming

Mass extinction for Earth’s oceans probable, comprehensive study says
The first comprehensive study of its kind has determined that ocean life is facing mass extinction from human activity. But the record damage is still reversible – unlike our impact on land. American scientists say the effects can be mitigated.

17.01.2015 08:28

UK ‘likely to survive’ catastrophic climate change – experts
A solar panels company has published maps suggesting the UK is “most likely” to survive the environmental consequences of climate change.

16.01.2015 15:38

1.1mn working households in England plagued by fuel poverty
Over a million households in England are unable to heat their homes adequately, despite having one or more members in work, a leading British think tank warns.

09.01.2015 09:15

Keystone XL pipeline bill nears Senate vote, but obstacles remain
Republicans pushed a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline though a key Senate committee, but President Barack Obama’s promise to veto, along with a Nebraska court ruling, could delay its construction for months – if not indefinitely.

08.01.2015 23:14

The lion’s share: Christmas trees recycled as big cat toys
A British zoo has found a novel way to re-use Christmas trees after the festive season. Lions at Linton Zoo in Cambridgeshire have been given discarded pines as toys, with some heart-warming results.

06.01.2015 13:46

UK govt handed £1bn to fossil fuel firms, breaking pledge – Greenpeace
The UK government gave over a billion pounds of financial backing to fossil fuel projects around the world despite a pledge to support green technologies, it has emerged.

06.01.2015 09:39

Monarch butterfly may be listed as endangered species after 90% population drop
The US government may add the Monarch butterfly to the Endangered Species list following a catastrophic loss of its population over last decades due to habitat decrease from cultivation of genetically engineered crops and climate change.

31.12.2014 03:32

Obama vows to use ‘veto pen’ in battle with Congress
President Obama said he would spend the rest of his presidency protecting his domestic policy reforms and executive orders and would “pull the veto pen out” if needed to use against the threats from Congress.

31.12.2014 00:18

Washing away the UK: Rising sea levels will claim 7,000 homes - cost £1bn
Some 7,000 homes, totalling £1 billion, will be lost to the seas around the UK during the next 100 years. Analysis from the Environment Agency claimed that the buildings would be sacrificed as building the requisite defences would be too expensive.

29.12.2014 08:22

Elon Musk to Chinese auto buyers: Trade in old car for discount on $100k Tesla
Tesla Motors is to begin offering Chinese buyers the chance to trade in their own vehicles for Model S electric cars, worth more than $100,000 each. The plan is part of the company’s strategy to boost sales in the world’s biggest car market.

27.12.2014 02:36

Obama: Keystone XL pipeline does not benefit Americans
Republican leadership in Congress has said authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline will be its first order of business next year, but President Barack Obama said the project would be of small benefit to Americans.

19.12.2014 23:53

New York state bans fracking for natural gas
New York has become the first state to enact a ban against fracking despite sitting on rich natural gas deposits, a decision that goes against the energy orthodoxy of the rest of the United States.

17.12.2014 22:11