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THE US PATH BACK INTO THE CLIMATE FOLD

As the world breaks more temperature records, eyes to turn to the US to see what Joe Biden might offer on climate change. 2020 was...

Scotland's Most Polluted Streets in 2020

SCOTLAND'S MOST POLLUTED STREETS IN 2020

We can reveal that 2020 will be the first year that Scotland doesn't record illegal levels of air pollution. COVID-19 restrictions...

 
 
 

HYDROGEN COMES IN MANY COLOURS BUT NONE LOOK LIKE THE RIGHT CLIMATE CHOICE

A simmering debate over the role of hydrogen in our future energy plans - and which kind of hydrogen - is coming to the boil. Among...

Reliance on CCS cannot solve climate crisis, new research shows

RELIANCE ON CCS CANNOT SOLVE CLIMATE CRISIS, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS

New research has cast a much needed spotlight on the role of Carbon Capture and Storage as part of government energy plans to respond...

 
 
 
Lessons from the Braer disaster

LESSONS FROM THE BRAER DISASTER

27 years ago this morning the oil tanker MV Braer hit rocks in Quendale Bay, on the mainland of Shetland. Eventually the ship broke...

2020, whisky and climate change

2020, WHISKY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

I have a bottle of 42% alcohol ‘Twenty Twenty' whisky sitting on a shelf at home. It is quite safe because I don't like whisky. It...

 
 
 
Forward and back on climate

FORWARD AND BACK ON CLIMATE

The last ten days saw a plethora of climate change related events and announcements, some good, some alarming, some simply underwhelming. The...

Fossil fuel industry spills money and power in year of tumult

FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY SPILLS MONEY AND POWER IN YEAR OF TUMULT

Image by Petra Wessman When a ship is plain sailing, it's hard to knock it off course. That's been the conundrum for us rubber-dinghied...

 
 
 
No going back - the fight for a just, green recovery

NO GOING BACK - THE FIGHT FOR A JUST, GREEN RECOVERY

It's been a hard year for so many people, but out of this has come the beginning of something better. Here's a look back at the last...

FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCTION MEANS WE'RE BREAKING CLIMATE RECORDS

Last week it was announced that this November was the warmest November humanity has ever experienced. It was also confirmed that we...

 
 
 

INGREDIENTS FOR THE PERFECT CLIMATE PLAN

Our Climate Secretary announced that the Scottish Government would be producing a document called an indicative Nationally Determined...

Will Scotland ban single-use plastics in 2021?

WILL SCOTLAND BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN 2021?

Single-Use Plastic Directiv e Under the EU's Single-Use Plastic Directive, Member States have to introduce restrictions on the sale...

 
 
 
Oil giant Shell in Dutch court over climate

OIL GIANT SHELL IN DUTCH COURT OVER CLIMATE

Shell are in court today in the Netherlands in the first day of a case which could see them have to get out of fossil fuels altogether....

Electric vehicles advance as part of the transport answer

ELECTRIC VEHICLES ADVANCE AS PART OF THE TRANSPORT ANSWER

Many of us have been watching quite a lot of TV recently. You might have noticed that, as usual, there are lots of car ads and programme...

 
 
 

JOE BIDEN AND THE CLIMATE TALKS

This time next year we will just have come to the end of the Glasgow climate talks, COP26. They will have certainly run late on the...

GAS IMPORTS CLASH WITH FRACKING BAN

Last week the French energy giant Engie abandoned a proposed $7bn, 20-year deal to import fracked gas from the US. The French Government,...

 
 
 

DISASTER OR HOPE ON CLIMATE

A recent UN report on disasters concluded that climate change has meant the number of ‘natural' disasters was double in the last 20...

BREXIT'S THREAT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

As the on-off-on-again Brexit trade talks rumble on, and bluff and brinkspersonship reach new heights, the outlook for the environment...

 
 
 

EU-MERCOSUR TRADE DEAL THREATENS THE AMAZON

Trade deals with the EU are very topical just now but it is not a possible Brexit trade deal but a deal between the EU and four South...

JUST TRANSITION FOR PEOPLE AND THE CLIMATE

In last week's column I mentioned the opinion survey of oil and gas workers we published with Greenpeace and Platform. It is worth...

 
 
 



Mikel Arteta on chances of Aubameyang featuring for Arsenal on Tuesday...

Mikel Arteta on chances of Aubameyang featuring for Arsenal on Tuesday following absence vs Southampton

Holders crash out The Gunners of course got the defence of their FA Cup crown back underway a short time ago, with a trip to St. Mary's. Arteta's men headed into proceedings... Read more ...

Revealed: Man United's 22-man squad to take on Liverpool

Revealed: Man United's 22-man squad to take on Liverpool

United host Liverpool The marquee fixture of the FA Cup's 4th-round is of course set to take place at Old Trafford on Sunday. The clash in question will see historic rivalries... Read more ...

Boris Johnson has first phone call with Joe Biden since inauguration

Boris Johnson has first phone call with Joe Biden since inauguration

Boris Johnson said it was ‘great to speak' to the new US leader Boris Johnson said it was ‘great to speak' to the new US President after the two leaders shared their first call... Read more ...

Sir Kenneth Branagh to play Prime Minister Boris Johnson in coronavirus...

Sir Kenneth Branagh to play Prime Minister Boris Johnson in coronavirus pandemic drama

Sir Kenneth Branagh will put on his political hat as Prime Minister Boris Johnson Thespian Sir Kenneth Branagh is set to play Boris Johnson in an upcoming drama about the... Read more ...

Manchester United boss Solskjaer gives worrying Van de Beek insight...

Manchester United boss Solskjaer gives worrying Van de Beek insight - ‘Wouldn't say happy'

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on Donny van de Beek ahead of his side's FA Cup showdown with Liverpool on Sunday. Read more ...

Larry King, American Television Legend Has Died, Aged 87

Larry King, American Television Legend Has Died, Aged 87

Larry King has died aged 87. The American television host and Emmy award winner's death was announced on Twitter by his company, Ora Media, writing that the host passed away On... Read more ...

Sheffield United 2-1 Plymouth: Blades get just their third win of the season...

Sheffield United 2-1 Plymouth: Blades get just their third win of the season in FA Cup fourth round

IAN HERBERT AT BRAMALL LANE: Sheffield United got their third win of the season as Chris Basham and Billy Sharp scored either side of half time to see off Plymouth Argyle 2-1... Read more ...

Fans are shocked as Bush Baby is unmasked as John Thomson in The Masked Singer

Fans are shocked as Bush Baby is unmasked as John Thomson in The Masked Singer

On Saturday's The Masked Singer, Bush Baby was unmasked as John Thomson, and many fans were very shocked. Read more ...

West Ham vs Doncaster - FA Cup: live score and fourth round updates

West Ham vs Doncaster - FA Cup: live score and fourth round updates

Premier League West Ham United will be looking to avoid a FA Cup upset when they host League One outfit Doncaster Rovers. Read more ...

Man, 27, arrested after alleged attempted abduction of boy, 5, in front of mum

Man, 27, arrested after alleged attempted abduction of boy, 5, in front of mum

The Metropolitan Police said a man was arrested at an address in Surrey in connection with the incident in Northolt, London, at 2.30pm on Thursday, January 7 Read more ...