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Voluntary carbon audits scheme for Northern Irish farmers

22 Dec 21 - A new scheme to tackle carbon emissions in the dairy sector has been launched in Northern Ireland by agriculture and environment minister Edwin Poots.

Green finance groups slam HSBC's carbon exit plan

15 Dec 21 - British banking giant HSBC has published a plan to stop financing thermal coal activities but it is being criticised by environmentalists for not going far enough.

The millions of tonnes of carbon emissions that don't offically exist

10 Dec 21 - How a blind spot in the Kyoto Protocol helped create the biomass industry.

Why climate lawsuits are surging

9 Dec 21 - Activists are increasingly suing governments and companies to take action against climate change – and winning. Could this be a turning point?

UK government set to step in as carbon price mechanism is triggered

8 Dec 21 - The UK government could intervene in the carbon market to reduce the costs big polluters have to pay for emissions permits, according to The Times.

Free tree for every Welsh household in climate initiative

7 Dec 21 - Some will plant a modest fruit tree in their small back garden while those with more space might plump for a sapling that will, hopefully, grow into a mighty oak.

Scottish farmers cautioned over selling carbon credits

3 Dec 21 - SCOTLAND'S FARMERS have been urged to be cautious of selling off their carbon credits – because they may be needed to offset their own emissions in the future

Antarctica gets a Glasgow Glacier ahead of climate summit

1 Nov 21 - Britain is naming a thinning Antarctic ice mass the Glasgow Glacier, to symbolize the vast implications for the world of a climate conference that starts Sunday in the Scottish city.

'Adapt or die': UK Environment Agency

14 Oct 21 - Hundreds of people could die in floods in the UK, the Environment Agency has warned in a hard-hitting report that says the country is not ready for the impact of climate change.

CO2 shortage: why a chemical problem could mean more empty shelves

21 Sep 21 - As far as the environment goes, carbon dioxide is probably public enemy number one. This makes it all the more ironic that the UK is currently suffering from a shortage of the gas, which experts warn...

River Tamar allowed to flood farmland to help wildlife and climate

15 Sep 21 - Project to reverse Victorian-era reclamation creates rich, marshy land that can lock in carbon.

The carbon footprint of a full English breakfast

14 Sep 21 - Over four-fifths of the English population say they enjoy a full English breakfast. But when food production accounts for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, and 11% of UK emissions come...

Jobs at risk if UK fails to hit carbon emissions target

13 Sep 21 - Up to 660,000 jobs could be at risk if the UK fails to reach its net-zero target as quickly as other nations, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

Glasgow records hottest summer in run-up to Cop26 climate summit

2 Sep 21 - Glasgow, the host city of the crucial Cop26 UN climate summit in November, has experienced its hottest summer on record, the Met Office has said.

Queen shirks climate responsibilities

23 Aug 21 - Queen Elizabeth II’s lawyers have secretly negotiated with Scottish ministers to change a draft law about reducing carbon emissions, ensuring that her private land is made exempt from new regulations.

IPCC report a "call to arms" say architects and designers

11 Aug 21 - The latest IPCC climate report offers a "nugget of hope" but architects and designers must "make changes to the way they design" to help avert catastrophic climate change, according to Architects...

Surplus renewable energy powers Orkney's hydrogen economy

4 Aug 21 - Perched atop the United Kingdom, ten miles north of mainland Scotland, the Orkney Islands are a wild place. Encircled by roiling waters — the North Sea on one side, the Atlantic Ocean on the other —...

Call for compulsory assessment of embodied carbon emissions

22 Jul 21 - A group of UK architects, developers and contractors have called for compulsory whole-life carbon assessments of buildings in a bid to tackle "hidden" emissions caused by construction supply chains.

Increase in number of slow moving storms linked to climate change

19 Jul 21 - Climate change is driving a large increase in intense, slow-moving storms, a new study by Newcastle University and the Met Office has found.

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