Caroline Spelman refuses to deny plans to slash environmental regulations
The environment secretary, Caroline Spelman, has
refused to deny that the Cabinet Office is proposing to rip up of
thousands of pages of environmental regulations and guidance as
part of the government's "red tape challenge".
UK's last wildlife recording course threatened with
The natural world is the litmus paper of the health
of our environment. But the last course in the UK which teaches
people how to identify plants and animals in the field, and so monitor
their changes, is threatened with closure.
Yellow-cedar are dying in Alaska: scientists now know
Yellow-cedar, a culturally and economically valuable
tree in southeastern Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia,
has been dying off across large expanses of these areas for the past
100 years. But no one could say why -- until now.
Arctic scientist warns of dangerous climate change
The future of human kind faces dire consequences
due to arguably the first signs of dangerous climate change in the
Arctic, says a leading international scientist from The University
of Western Australia.
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment shows the East
of England needs to adapt
A ground-breaking study into the implications of
climate change, and the threats the country faces, has revealed
that the key priorities for the East of England include responding
to water availability, flooding and sea level rise.
EU climate chief calls for ‘much care’
The European Union's climate commissioner, Connie
Hedegaard, has warned about expanding the use of biofuels as the
EU executive finalises an assessment of the potentially damaging
effects they may have over the earth's climate. She spoke to EurActiv
as part of a wide-ranging exclusive interview on sustainability
U.K. said to plan cuts to solar subsidy at predictable
The U.K. government will announce as early as next
week plans to reduce subsidies for solar energy at routine intervals
as part of an effort to curb a boom in installations, a person familiar
with the plan said.