More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain, new research has found. Data collected
Apple claims its new California campus will be the ‘greenest building on the planet’, but the performance data doesn’t stack up Jerry Yudelson, president of the Portland, Oregon-based Green Building Initiative,
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More than 1,400 flood defence projects are to receive funding to provide better protection from flooding for hundreds of thousands of homes. The Treasury is detailing projects that will receive a share
London,Birmingham,Work-life balance,Cities,Work & careers,Money,Family,Life and style,Economic recovery,Economics,Business,Office for National Statistics,UK news House prices drive thirtysomethings out
Renewable energy in Scotland from wind farms, hydro power plants and other clean technologies provided the single largest source of electricity to the country for the first time, in the first half of new
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Grillo is a device that aims to bring a low-cost earthquake warning system to the masses in Mexico • A number of major fault lines are situated along Mexico's Pacific Coast • Some say
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When hurricane Sandy came to town, it blew through a slew of cracks in New York’s building infrastructure. Millions of people sat in the dark for days, many unable to wash their hands or flush their toilets.
Nightmare droughts, landfill in unimaginably idyllic places, and rivers suffocating with sewage. Six photographers have taken on the theme of scarcity or waste for the Syngenta photography award – and
Another crash is coming. We all know it, now even David Cameron acknowledges it. The only questions are what the immediate catalyst will be, and when it begins. You can take your pick. The Financial Times
Across the world, efforts are underway to improve the way we store and distribute energy, as we move towards more sustainable but intermittent forms of energy generation, such as wind and solar power.
Photograph: Alex Masi/Corbis Tebah, 7, a child affected by cerebral palsy, a severe brain disorder, is lying on the floor while her grandmother is feeding her breakfast, in Fallujah, Iraq, 2011. Since
Catalan leader Artur Mas vowed to step up the push for independence after early results from Sunday’s symbolic vote showed that four out of five voters in the region backed breaking away from Spain. With
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People living near new windfarms will be able to buy a stake in them for as little as £5 under new plans, as part of a fightback by industry to win over opponents of wind turbines. In a report produced
11th century: Castles Most people think of castles as representative of conflict. However, they should be seen as bastions of peace as much as war. In 1000 there were very few castles in Europe – and in
We are indeed swamped. By stories about immigration. Someone somehow has decided that stories about immigrants are top of every news agenda at every hour. We are under siege from great hordes of immigrants
The retired astronaut presents the best snapshots he captured of our planet from space. On Christmas Eve in 1968, the astronauts of Apollo 8 saw a sight hitherto unseen by human eyes: the Earth rising
A three-year drought has left the Golden State parched and brown, and scientists say it's only going to get worse Across California, from the manicured lawns of Beverly Hills to sun-baked farmers' fields,
Child poverty has increased in 23 countries in the developed world since the start of the global recession in 2008, potentially trapping a generation in a life of material deprivation and reduced prospects.
The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary has said. Owen Paterson also said climate change forecasts had been "consistently and wildly exaggerated".
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has told MPs that schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils. People with "different ideologies" would otherwise get theirs
Days of heavy smog shrouding swathes of northern China pushed pollution to more than 20 times safe levels on Friday, despite government promises to tackle environmental blight. Visibility dropped dramatically
A strong earthquake has shaken south-west China, killing at least one person, damaging buildings and prompting thousands to camp outside as aftershocks continued to strike the area, officials have said.