The UK government’s decision this week to allow fracking undermines its commitments to tackle climate change and reduce fossil fuel use. It came just days before the government’s own data showed renewable electricity hit a record high last year. JOSEPH DUTTON reports
The development of a new cruise ship terminal on the river Thames could undermine efforts to tackle the city’s air pollution crisis. City mayor Sadiq Khan has expressed his concerns about the project, but the decision rests in the hands of the local council. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates
The green washing of Theresa May’s Conservative government appears to have reached its end following a week of environmentally regressive policy announcements and the collapse of UK renewable energy investment, writes JOSEPH DUTTON
Public support for renewables in the UK has hit record high levels while fracking remains unpopular. The news comes in the same week that the country had its longest coal-free period of power generation in modern history, reports JOSEPH DUTTON
This week the UK government announced a consultation on introducing a tax on single-use plastics, as part of its pledge to reduce plastic waste. But earlier this month ministers stepped back from plans to introduce a charge for non-recyclable coffee cups - putting the government’s war on plastic and promise of a Green Brexit under scrutiny. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates
A leaked government document has confirmed many of the claims of anti-fracking protesters. The government's expectations are shown to have been lower than industry forecasts. Questions are now being asked about how realistic the initial forecasts were. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates.
Lake Ypacarai, southern Paraguay, was immortalised by the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and his song about meeting a woman next to the blue lake. But due to pollution the lake has turned from blue to vivid green and then to murky brown. JOSEPH DUTTON investigates
The closure of the Delphi automotive factory in the market town of Sudbury will result in the loss of 520 jobs. But former Sudbury resident JOSEPH DUTTON explains that the decision serves as a warning to car makers about the rise of the electric car - and the problems created by Brexit
The Lofoten peninsula Norway’s Arctic North is not just stunningly beautiful. It's also home to the world’s largest deep water coral reef and full of wildlife. So why is the government saying it will have to be opened up to the oil and gas industry? Never mind the country's warm words on environment and climate change, writes Joseph Dutton. It's fossil fuels that rule the roost.