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In the picturesque town of Lydd, the museum records the fate of two smugglers arrested at the turn of the 17th century. The men were locked in a room at a inn on the edge of Romney Marsh, a few miles from the English Channel, where they were ...
Britain is split down the middle on the question of Heathrow expansion
– in a manner that reflects political splits in the coalition.
That is the finding of new research prepared for this week's YouGov-Cambridge forum, at which the ...
An over-reliance on gas-fired power stations risks making it impossible for Britain to meet targets on cutting carbon
emissions, the new head of the independent climate
change watchdog has warned.
The intervention by Lord Deben, who as ...
Radical options to increase airport capacity in the south-east – including developing RAF Northolt on the edge of London – are being urgently considered by the government amid growing fears that its decision to rule out a third runway at Heathrow
Not perfect, but the UK's model of legally binding emissions reductions targets is an example other countries should follow
The United Kingdom, the first to enshrine reductions in climate
change causing emissions into law, today ...
David Cameron and Nick Clegg today vowed to make the formation of a low-carbon economy one of the centrepieces of their coalition government, pledging to deliver a "full programme of measures" designed to deliver deep cuts in greenhouse gas ...
As the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats inched towards a coalition government over the past few days, much was made of the issues they differ on.
But one of the key things they agree about is the urgent need to develop a low-carbon ...
:: The only party to increase the target on cutting carbon
emissions to 100 per cent by 2050, although 10 per cent will come from carbon
:: Reduce carbon
greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 per cent ...
Calculations on the cost of building a third runway at Heathrow
are outdated and do not make economic sense says a new report
airport will result in a loss to the economy of £5 billion and lock the UK into a high ...
With the Lib Dems and Conservatives both riding high in the polls and planning to block expansion
plans at Heathrow
airport as one of their first acts if elected to government, the chances of a third runway being built at the airport are receding ...
At six minutes past one last Monday afternoon, Linda McCutcheon answered her mobile phone in Sipson, Middlesex, and the environment, the forgotten issue of this election, suddenly became a live concern. She listened, scowled, and then pronounced: ...
CAMPAIGNERS will seek to block airport expansion
across Britain following a High Court judgment which criticised the government's decision to build a third runway at Heathrow
Environmental groups linked to Stansted, Bristol, Birmingham, ...
change activists opposed to air travel are travelling to a conference in South America...by plane.
Campaigners from Climate
Camp -- who helped blockade Heathrow
at the height of the summer holidays in 2007 -- face claims of ...
The government's plans for a third runway at Heathrow
were dealt a blow today after a high court judge agreed with campaigners that climate
change threats had not been taken seriously enough.
In a complex judgment, Lord Justice Carnwath ...
Britain's High Court has thrown into doubt the government's plans to expand London's Heathrow
airport with a third runway, ordering it Friday to take into account the latest data on climate
The long-awaited court ruling means ...
Objectors claimed the Government's policy over the expansion
of London's Heathrow
Airport was "in tatters" today after a High Court judge ruled that plans for a third runway must be reconsidered.
A coalition of local councils, green ...
The legal challenge to the government's plans for a third runway at Heathrow
has got underway today at the High Court in London in what could prove an important test case for all future carbon
intensive infrastructure projects.
The British Airways chief executive, Willie Walsh, has rounded on the Conservative party in the wake of the Committee on Climate
Change report into aviation and warned that it will make the "biggest mistake ever" if it blocks a third runway at ...
Heavy taxes on passengers and a ban on expansion
at regional airports will be needed to curb Britain's insatiable appetite for air travel, a climate
change report will say today .
But it will still be possible to build a third runway at ...
Even with improvements in fuel efficiency and the emergence of biofuels, demand for air travel will have to fall over the coming decades if the UK is to meet its target of ensuring emissions in 2050 do not exceed 2005 levels.
That is the ...
A government-commissioned report has suggested that expansion
of London's overcrowded Heathrow
Airport won't break Britain's commitment to cut carbon
emissions -- despite warning that an unchecked flying boom fueled by budget airlines would break ...
The government's approval of a third runway at Heathrow
has been endorsed by MPs, ahead of the publication tomorrow of an independent report on aviation's contribution to climate
The House of Commons transport committee backs the ...
BAA is pushing ahead with a planning application for a third runway at Heathrow
despite a warning from the government-backed Carbon
Trust that airport expansion
might have to be curbed to meet emission reduction targets.
The environmental activists hope to greet politicians as they arrive for the start of Parliament on Monday morning with a 12-point manifesto calling for zero carbon
emissions by 2030, a stop to airport expansion
, more wind power and new pollution ...
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Thirty-one Greenpeace activists remained on the roof of the Palace of Westminster this morning protesting about climate
change, the environmental group said.
Another 23 protesters have been arrested, three of ...