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  • 24 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Environmental groups warn president?s climate legacy could be at risk over research showing areas cleared for oil and gas extraction contain marine lifeEnvironmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and dolphins in peril and risks…
  • 24 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Renewables are getting cheaper but there?s still a huge investment gap. Here?s what our expert panel said in a recent debate on clean energy How can developing countries reach 100% renewables? ? the debate At the Paris climate talks last December, governments agreed to work towards limiting global warming…
  • 23 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Fear of the water is ingrained in many, but our connection with nature also appears to be ebbing awayAs the summer slips towards its close with the triumph of our aquatic athletes in Rio, there is a terrible contrast in the fate of six lost souls around the British coast this past weekend. On the one…
  • 23 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    One day before Northern Territory government went into caretaker mode for Saturday?s election it arranged for Texas company to potentially extend its explorations licenceA day before the Northern Territory government went into caretaker mode, it secretly arranged for a Texas-based coal company to potentially…
  • 23 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    The Shanghai Tower is another in a long list of ambitious skyscrapers competing fiercely for sustainability credentials as well as height. But how ?green? are these buildings ? and is environmentalism really the motivation?Twisting high above Shanghai?s financial district, China?s tallest tower ? and…
  • 23 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Delivery vehicles are major greenhouse gas emitters but new software reroutes trucks with real-time data and machine learningBrad Lorge began his entrepreneurial journey helping charities more effectively coordinate the collection of food from supermarkets and warehouses. Now the software engineer is…
  • 22 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Two tug boats towed the 17,000-tonne Transocean Winner drilling rig back out to sea, after it ran aground during bad weather on 8 AugustA 17,000-tonne oil rig that ran aground in the Outer Hebrides has been safely towed off the rocks by two tug boats.A Stornoway coastguard spokesman confirmed to the Press…
  • 21 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Michael Grange (Letters, 19 August) recommends ?not asking the frogs first? before building tidal barrages on the Severn. But we are already being spoken to by the sand eels, mosquitoes, birds, butterflies and even the humble Highland saxifrage (Climate change threatens UK?s mountain plant life, 18 August)…
  • 21 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    In his letter (11 August) Dr David Lowry raised the issue of radon and shale gas quoting studies in Pennsylvania and sought to reinforce his own views by quoting from a study undertaken by Public Health England in 2014. Let me quote the same study, which states, ?caution is required when extrapolating…
  • 21 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Salvage experts plan operation two weeks after 17,000-tonne Transocean Winner ran aground near Carloway, ScotlandSalvage experts have said they will try to refloat at high tide a 17,000-tonne oil rig that has been stranded on the coast of the Isle of Lewis for two weeks. The semi-submersible rig Transocean…
  • 20 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Nuclear energy?s cost, and a focus on alternative technology, including research on a new generation of hi-tech battery storage, is leading observers outside the green lobby to question the project?s valueShould Theresa May take the axe to the troubled Hinkley Point nuclear project, it will propel wind…
  • 20 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    With the future of Hinkley Point in doubt and the government committed to assist British business, now is the time to get behind wind powerCancelling the planned new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will be a huge victory for the offshore wind industry. The word from inside No 10 is not clear yet,…
  • 19 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    Tidal power | Great British Bake Off | Theresa May on holiday | Michael Gove?s beard | Three feet | Christmas stamps | KnickersPhil Jones (Letters, 18 August) says that tidal energy cannot possibly provide baseload power, because it offers energy in ?four three-hour blocks a day?. Make that 80 three-hour…
  • 19 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    In latest clean energy plan, Tesla purchases SolarCity to make solar ?shingles?: ?It?s not a thing on the roof. It is the roof,? CEO saysA new venture spearheaded by Elon Musk will create house roofs made entirely of solar panels, in a sweeping expansion of Tesla?s clean energy ambitions.Tesla has finalized…
  • 19 Aug 2016 - The Guardian
    States agree to develop coal seam gas and make deals more transparent in an effort to increase competition and reduce pricesGas supplies in Australia will be expanded and suppliers forced to publish previously secret prices under reforms agreed to by state and federal ministers at the Coag energy council…