QUIZ: How could climate change destroy World Heritage Sites?
Why is New York's Statue of Liberty under threat of destruction from global warming? How could extreme weather destabilise the masonry at Stonehenge? Find out which of the world's official Heritage Sites are most at-risk of being destroyed by the effects of climate change in our latest flip-card quiz.
Carbon emission release rate 'unprecedented' in past 66 million years
Researchers calculate that humans are pumping out carbon 10 times faster than at any point since the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Engineers warn of looming UK energy gap
The UK is facing an unprecedented "energy gap" in a decade's time, according to engineers, with demand for electricity likely to outstrip supply by more than 40%, which could lead to black outs .
2015 smashes record for hottest year, final figures confirm
2015 smashed the record for the hottest year since reporting began in 1850, according to the first full-year figures from the world's three principal temperature estimates.
Global middle class can drive climate action, says UBS
The global middle class could hold the key to mobilising climate action, a new report from financial services firm UBS has claimed.
National Grid seeks more accurate solar data to refine power balancing act
The National Grid has enlisted the help of Sheffield University's solar research team to better understand how much power the UK's ever-growing array of solar panels is producing.
National Grid: Downton Abbey set to cause 400MW Christmas surge
National Grid has predicted the last ever episode of Downton Abbey will cause a power demand pick-up of 400MW when it is aired on Christmas Day this year.
Government offers financial aid for flood-hit areas
Communities Secretary Greg Clark has announced that financial assistance will be made available to areas of the UK affected by flooding in the wake of Storm Desmond.
Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high
The Earth's climate will enter a new "permanent reality" from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a historic milestone, the head of the UN's weather agency has warned.
Environment Agency urges businesses to prepare for future floods
The Environment Agency has launched its annual Flood Action campaign, calling on businesses to prepare themselves for potentially extreme weather over the coming months.
Twice the size of Wales: ambitious plans for rainforest protection
Environmental charity Size of Wales intends to double the area of tropical rainforest it helps protect as its contribution to tackling climate change. Here, the charity's Peter Davies explains the role of business in tackling deforestation.
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon hit by delays
Work on building the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has been delayed to spring 2017 because the government is taking "longer than expected" to finalise a contract for difference (CfD), Tidal Lagoon Power has said.
Fossil fuel companies face world-first human rights complaint
Chevron, BP and Shell are among 50 oil companies who face an investigation from the Phillipine courts, after accusations that they have fuelled 'catastrophic climate change resulting in human rights violations'.
Britons throw away more than 300,000 tonnes of reusable furniture every year
A new report has called on local authorities and manufacturers of 'bulky waste' - waste too big for normal disposal - to put a greater emphasis on the reuse of unwanted furniture.
What went on in Bonn: Climate talks stall ahead of Paris
The UN climate talks in Bonn have been "painstakingly slow" according to some observers, but the final day (Friday) generated some optimism, particularly with regards to funding for poor countries dealing with extreme weather.
Food firms must collaborate to unearth climate risks, says CDP
Some of the world's largest food, beverage and tobacco brands are missing out on significant financial and production quality gains by failing to mitigate climate risks and reduce carbon emissions, a new report has warned.
Brazil constructs climate tower in heart of Amazon to monitor climate change
Researchers in Brazil have finished constructing a 325-metre high tower that will analyse the Amazon rainforest's gas emissions, to help understand climate change.
Revolutionary solar windows could generate 50 times more energy than regular PVs
An American solar firm has launched a new liquid technology that turns regular windows into solar panels which could be up to 50 times more productive than regular roof-based photovoltaics.
Google could tell you how much solar power your roof can generate
Google can now tell you how much solar energy you could generate by installing solar panels on your house - if you live in the right place.
Windy July prompts renewable energy surge in Scotland
Wind energy generated power for almost three quarters of Scotland's houses in July, according to new figures released today (4 August).
Climate change: world's wealthiest understand, but only half see it as threat
People living in the world's wealthiest nations generally understand what climate change is but in many countries just half perceive it to be a threat, new research has found.
Britain's first 'carbon-positive' house opens in Wales
The UK's first purpose-built, energy-positive house has opened in Wales, just days after the Government announced it was scrapping energy efficiency targets for new homes.
UK Foreign Office: Climate change threat must be handled like nuclear proliferation
Climate change should be treated with the same gravity as the threat of nuclear war, a major new report from the UK Foreign Office has warned.
Starbucks allocates £19m for farmers fighting climate change
Global coffee giant Starbucks has added £19m to its Global Farmer Fund which offers loans to farmers help them become more resilient to climate change.
Heart disease diagnostic technology reveals 'hidden patterns of climate change'
The human heart has once again provided the inspiration for green innovation, this time with the use of heart disease diagnostic technology to 'measure the pulse of planet Earth', revealing 'hidden patterns of climate change'.
14 of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, UN says
Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, according to the UN World Meteorological Organisation, as rising carbon emissions continue to trap heat and drive climate change.
Hottest year on record 'bad news for business'
As Nasa figures reveal 2014 was the hottest year on record, the World Resources Institute (WRI) says the soaring temperatures will soon have a heavy cost for businesses.
Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas
Almost 7,000 homes and buildings will be sacrificed to the rising seas around England and Wales over the next century, according to an unpublished Environment Agency (EA) analysis seen by the Guardian. Over 800 of the properties will be lost to coastal erosion within the next 20 years.
Sustainable food systems: Alternative recipes to feed the 9 billion
With food security riding high on policymakers' agenda in the wake of the global food crisis, edie has come across some of the more alternative methods of feeding an estimated nine billion people, including seaweed farms, cockroaches, drones and 3D printers...
Air pollution from fireworks night 'very high'
The government is urging people to reduce their physical activities, particularly outdoors, after pollution levels across much of England and Wales peaked because of a combination of fireworks night and unusually still weather.
US Government steps up climate change action
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released two new plans to reduce its emissions and prepare for the extreme-weather impacts of climate change.
Hurricane helps wind energy sector overtake nuclear
Wind power energy production in the UK overtook nuclear power-plants last week following Hurricane Gonzalo, prompting a major energy production milestone this quarter.
Ed Davey attacks coalition partners over pledge to end wind subsidies
Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, has accused his coalition government partners of "reckless" behaviour for their manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore wind.
Ikea kitchens help sell insulation to Dutch - and UK could be next
Dutch consortia Energiesprong could give zero carbon retrofits to social homes across England, using innovative wrap-around insulated panels, if EU funding is approved.
Record CO2 emissions 'committing world to dangerous climate change'
Global greenhouse gas emissions on course to reach record high of over 40bn tonnes in 2014, study in Nature Geoscience says.
MPs give 'red card' to Government's green record
The UK's self-proclaimed 'Greenest Government Ever' has been given a 'red card' for its limited progress in reducing air pollution, protecting biodiversity and preventing flooding.
Leader interview: Environment Agency chairman Lord Chris Smith
"The biggest challenge for water by a long way is the developing impact of climate change. That's going to determine everything that happens in water policy over the next 30 to 40 years."
Network Rail ramps up weather resilience following UK floods
The rail operator is developing new weather resilience and climate change adaptation plans for all of its routes following the floods that hit numerous services earlier this year.
Water stress and climate change must be 'top priority' for businesses
Any businesses that isn't incorporating climate change adaption or water scarcity issues into its business strategy is taking a 'very great risk' in terms of its sustainability and resilience going forward.
Businesses with no climate change plan risk 'failure'
Businesses, particularly smaller companies, buildings and infrastructure such as transport networks, hospitals and water supplies are all ill-prepared for the extreme weather events related to climate change says a report released today.
UK's national infrastructure 'at mercy' of extreme weather, ICE warns
The growing frequency of extreme weather events in the UK is putting the nation's infrastructure networks at risk, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has warned.
American SMEs already feeling harmful effects of climate change
More than half of small business owners in the US believe climate change will adversely affect their business, with nearly one in five admitting that extreme weather events have already affected their operations.
World's energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns
Generators from nuclear reactors to coal-fired power plants will feel the brunt of the weather changes.
Unilever calls for business 'mindfulness' on consumption
Unilever CEO Paul Polman has questioned whether businesses are in denial over the growing trend for mindful consumption, as he called for companies to widen their understanding on the issue.
Water & Business: How to avoid the looming 'crisis'
In less than 16 years, the UN says that the demand for fresh water will outstrip supply by 40%. Businesses are acutely aware of the impending risks of managing with less water, but many are confused about exactly what to do, and where it should start. Peter Knight provides some clarity.
Waitrose unveils misshapen tomatoes in bid to cut food waste
Waitrose has announced that it has started to sell a range of misshapen tomatoes in an attempt to cut down on food waste.
Coca-Cola's river restoration work may shape sustainable water strategy
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is working to restore two river habitats in the UK which could potentially act as a template model as the company looks to scale up its water stewardship work across the business.
United Utilities cuts carbon emissions by 11%
United Utilities has reduced its carbon footprint by 11% over the past year, with a recently opened anaerobic digestion (AD) plant taking the water giant's renewable energy production to new heights.
Emissions from 10 food and drinks companies 'higher than Scandinavia'
Cereal and softdrinks brands among top polluters singled out in Oxfam report for not doing enough on climate change.
Lord Smith: Extreme weather is nation's 'number one challenge'
The winter floods have highlighted the danger of building on floodplains and underlines the need to continue improving flood defences to cope with extreme climate, says Environment Agency (EA) chairman Lord Smith.
UN climate chief to urge business leaders to lobby Government over climate change
UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres will urge UK business leaders to lobby Government to take urgent action to tackle climate change today (5 March).
Yorkshire Water among utilities at 'forefront' of climate change response
Yorkshire Water is a front runner amongst those in the utility sector responding to the challenges brought on by climate change, according to Climate Change Partnership for Yorkshire and Humber's Jon Clubb.
Lord Smith staunchly defends EA staff over 'flooding failure' claims
In the face of widespread criticism, Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith has defended frontline staff who have worked solidly over Christmas and New Year to tackle flood-hit parts of the UK, saying dredging is not the answer.
Government must improve UK's flood resilience say leading engineers
A group of the UK's leading engineers have called on the Government to help businesses and communities become more flood resilient following the recent severe weather.
CCC: Little progress made on limiting flood risk
There has been limited progress on reducing flood risk in the UK and the rate of deployment would "have to increase by a factor of 20" if the cost effective potential is to be exploited, says the Committee on Climate Change.
Farming sector: 'time to pull plug on water waste'
Government policy must be shaped to enable farmers to better capture water "during times of plenty" to help the industry produce more food during shortages, says the NFU.
IPCC report: human influence 'dominant' cause of global warming
Human influence on the climate system is "clear" and has been the dominant cause of global warming since the mid-20th century, according to the new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Customers in Fife urged to conserve water after 'very dry summer'
Scottish Water is asking households and businesses to help conserve water supplies in Fife, particularly in the Lomond Hills area. The move is because of the unusually prolonged spell of dry weather and low rainfall, which has left reservoirs and other raw water sources currently lower than normal water levels.
Water issues beginning to 'permeate the mainstream'
Water preservation and scarcity is "on the cusp" of being the next big sustainability issue, says Bloomberg's head of sustainability Lee Ballin.
NASA solar satellite could supply energy for third of the world by 2025
A giant solar-powered satellite that could provide energy to a third of the world is being developed by US space agency NASA.
Wettest year on record has little impact on Met Office solar array
The Met Office's 250 kilowatt (kW) solar array has out-performed initial estimations despite poor weather over the past 12 months.
Boroughs encouraged to build green
London boroughs are to receive a report offering support and advice on how to meet targets to build zero carbon developments within their boundaries.
A dry week for some 6,000 Londoners
Thames Water left at least 6,000 homes in southeast London without water for just under a week when a series of pipes burst in the Southwark borough of the capitol.
El Niño blamed for London, Ontario fish deaths
El Niño may be responsible for the death of thousands of fish in the London, Ontario region. The fish were killed during a cold spell last December and early in January. It appears that El Niño-related warm weather created ideal spawning conditions for the fish, which could not then survive the winter.
1999: A La Niña Year
The Hawaiian Islands can expect a slightly wetter and longer than average winter this year due to the effects of La Niña, according to a climate expert with the National Weather Service.