Britain should accelerate the roll-out of renewables so they generate two-thirds of electricity by 2030, government advisers have said.
British households have created an increasing amount of plastic waste in lockdown, a survey of the problem suggests.
The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground two weeks ago began spilling tons of fuel.
England’s first wild breeding population of beavers for 400 years have been given the permanent right to stay in their Devon river home.
A decision to let wild beavers stay on the River Otter in Devon permanently is the culmination of a wildlife saga that has run for more than a decade.
Eleven new colonies of emperor penguins have been discovered in Antarctica after a study using satellite mapping technology.
BP is to cut the amount of oil and gas it produces by 40% by the end of the decade, the energy giant announced on Tuesday as it fleshed out plans to become a “net zero” company by 2050.
Lily Cole has said she nearly did not publish her new book because she feared it would attract personal attacks and scrutiny.
Animal campaigners have expressed frustration at the Scottish Government as they called for urgent measures to prevent the killing of mountain hares before they are given new protected status.
Coastal flooding could become more frequent and endanger millions more people around the world by the end of the century, a study warns.
The number of single-use plastic bags distributed by the big supermarkets in England has fallen more than 95% since a 5p charge was introduced in 2015, figures show.
The origins of the huge “sarsen” stones which create Stonehenge’s distinctive profile have been revealed – with the help of a sample returned from the US.
Animal campaigners have raised concerns about the possible “unjustified killing” of mountain hares before they are given new protected status.
The new app that aims to cut food waste by offering consumers the chance to buy unsold produce at bargain prices
Too Good To Go is an app that puts consumers in touch with retailers to stop food ending up in landfill. Brian Stormont tried it out for himself.
A lack of trust and mixed signals from the Government risk hampering a UK-EU agreement on the environment, it has been claimed.
Working from home during the pandemic has led to a cut in carbon emissions at the body responsible for reducing Scotland’s environmental impact.
The amount of plastic ending up in the world’s oceans could nearly triple by 2040 without major action to curb the problem, researchers have warned.
Almost £350 million is being made available to help cut emissions from heavy industry, construction and transport, the Prime Minister has announced.
An estimated 94,000 microplastics flow down some sections of the River Thames in London every second, according to a new study.
Conservationists are urging the public to take part in a UK-wide annual beach-clean – although this year’s event is a little different due to Covid-19.
Climbers and hillwalkers are being urged to help keep Scotland’s mountains beautiful by taking their litter home with them.
Mobile giant Vodafone has said its European network will be powered by 100% renewable electricity by no later than July 2021.
A zero-waste shopping service is launching in the UK to allow people to buy products from laundry detergent to ketchup in refillable packaging.
Rivers of wildflowers criss-crossing the country could help declining bees, butterflies and other wildlife move across the landscape, conservationists said.
Grit found in waste water could be recovered and sold for building material, a trial by Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Water has found.
Policies to reduce carbon emissions have been proposed as Scotland’s economy moves out of lockdown.
Parts of England risk running out of water within the next 20 years because the Government and regulators have “taken their eye of the ball”, MPs have warned.
Lung cancer in non-smokers is a biologically distinct disease from that in smokers, research suggests.
A bishop has climbed on to the roof of his cathedral cloisters where dozens of solar panels have been installed as part of plans to become carbon-neutral.
A major review of the HS2 rail scheme gave a “very incomplete assessment of environmental matters”, the Court of Appeal has been told.