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Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets

Image copyright SPL Image caption The UK’s improved record of recycling in recent years means there is less waste for burning A boom in incinerator-building could...

‘Dodgy’ greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

Image copyright JUNGFRAUJOCH Image caption The air monitoring station at Jungfraujoch, in Switzerland, has detected the Italian emissions for nine years Potent, climate...

Blue Whale: World’s largest heart on display in rare exhibition

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Did the first flower look like this?

Image copyright herve.sauquet@u-psud.fr, juerg.schoenenberger@univ Image caption 3D model of the ancestral flower reconstructed by the new study, showing multiple whorls...

Energy review examining household and environmental costs

Image copyright PA An independent review looking at ways to reduce energy costs has been launched by the government. The study will examine how the UK can keep household...

Speed hump cuts ‘daft’, safety groups say

Image caption Seven road safety organisations have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove about the plans Ripping up speed humps to combat air pollution is...

Countryside faces ‘damaging uncertainty’

Image copyright Getty Images The National Trust has weighed into the campaign to keep subsidies for Britain’s farmers at the current level. It says the countryside...

Extreme weather ‘could kill up to 152,000 a year’ in Europe by 2100

Image copyright AFP Image caption Heat waves will cause most weather-related deaths if measures are not taken, the study says Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000...

Warming to boost deadly humidity levels across South Asia

Image copyright NOAH SEELAM Image caption Heat and drought have a huge impact on India’s farmers Millions of people living in South Asia face a deadly threat from...

Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

Image caption Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh (left) and Dylan Knight (right) A simple device to cut the weight of washing machines could save fuel, cut carbon emissions, and...