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Sunday 19 November 2017
19 November 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Climate Change

Greg Barker quits as Energy Minister as Paterson sacked as Environment Secretary

Greg Barker has quit his position as Energy Minister as the Prime Minister completes the reshuffle of his Government Cabinet, which includes the sacking of Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.

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Climate Change

UK to fall short on carbon reduction targets, Govt’s climate panel warns

The Government’s independent climate change watchdog has warned that the UK is likely to fall short of emission reducing targets because of a lack of strength in key policies.

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Climate Change

Labour supports change to trespass law over fracking

The Opposition Labour Party has confirmed it will support Government plans to change trespass laws to allow shale gas companies to drill under homes without the owner's permission, according to Energy Minister Michael Fallon.

Climate Change

US faces significant disruption from climate change

The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless US businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today.

Climate Change

Climate change threat to N Atlantic ecosystems

Rising temperatures, acidified seawater and increased storminess are driving profound changes in the marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic, according to a new report.

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At risk: a kelp forest

Climate Change

Multimillion boost as China and UK sign nuclear deal

The UK and Chinese Government have signed a civil nuclear agreement that could be worth hundreds of millions of pounds to British companies over several years.

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Deal means China can invest in Hinkley Point C project

Climate Change

Davey: shale gas development will not affect climate change targets

Ed Davey today made the case for the safe and responsible exploration of shale gas in the UK, in line with the UK's climate change targets.

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A fracking site: Photograph Cuadrilla

Climate Change

Crop pests advance 3 km a year as climate threatens food security

A new study has revealed that global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles at a rate of nearly 3 km a year.

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The mountain pine beetle has devastated US forests