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Scientists say they have found a way to transform carbon dioxide in the air into valuable materials

A group of scientists from George Washington University, led by Dr. Stuart Licht, say they have developed a technology to economically convert atmospheric CO2 directly into highly valued carbon nanofibers.<p>"Rather than an attempt to survive the climate change consequences of flooding, wildfires, …

Carbon Dioxide

Jeremy Corbyn vs Margaret Thatcher: Video emerges of bitter clash

Video from 1990 shows left-wing Labour leadership candidate tackling the Prime Minister on homelessness issues<p>A video showing Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn going head to head with Margaret Thatcher in a bitter parliamentary clash has emerged.<p>The two minute clip sees the veteran …

“The direction of change is clear”: 4 reasons the green movement is picking up steam

Historians will remember 2015 as the year the world decisively moved away from its reliance on fossil fuels<p>Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its …

Fossil Fuels

12 Easy Ways to Green Your Home

Easy eco compromises you can make.<p>You should...you shouldn't...you can't...so much guilt about going green! One of our green expert takes the hard line, while another shows how to compromise. Just do something!

Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels?

The past three centuries of progress have been powered by coal, oil and gas. Burning much of what’s left will lead to environmental and economic catastrophe. Here’s how to save the earth without giving up on growth<p>The final chapters of The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s 2014 novel, describe a future …

Fossil Fuels

7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

Floating cities may seem like utopian sci-fi, but autonomous ocean settlements could become reality as early as 2020, says The Seasteading Institute. …

15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet

Human beings have replaced nature as the dominant force shaping Earth. We've cleared away forests, dammed up mighty rivers, paved vast roads, and transported thousands of species around the world. "To a large extent," two scientists wrote in 2015, "the future of the only place where life is known …

United Arab Emirates

Budget 2015: George Osborne's best and worst jokes

Did you miss Chancellor George Osborne's best Budget jokes?<p>George Osborne was on his feet for 59 minutes, making this the longest Budget speech of this parliament - and of his career as chancellor.<p>Interactive: Main budget<p>During his 59 minute Budget he cracked various jokes aimed at the Labour party …