Fiona Harvey

Dark side of meat consumption

PEOPLE in the rich world should become “demitarians” — eating half as much meat as usual, while stopping short of giving it up — in order to avoid severe environmental damage, scientists have urged, in the clearest

Coal to challenge oil’s dominance by 2017: IEA

COAL is likely to rival oil as the world’s biggest source of energy in the next five years, with potentially disastrous consequences for the climate, according to the world’s leading authority on energy economics.

2012 may be ninth warmest year on record

LONDON: This year is likely to be the ninth warmest on record, with global temperatures in 2012 cooler than the average for the past decade owing to the effects of La Niña weather patterns early in the year.

The green mega-city above Singapore

STANDING opposite Singapore, across the strait of Johor, is the site of a new project that its architects and developers hope will be the future of urban life in Southeast Asia — a mega-city built along eco-friendly lines,

EU eyes Greenland resources

EUROPE is looking to open a new frontier in the ever more urgent quest for new natural resources — the pristine icy wastes of Greenland.

Developing world dominates happiness index

LONDON: Costa Rica, Vietnam and Colombia topped a new index ranking countries according to their perceived level of happiness, life expectancy and environmental factors, because of those countries’ low environmental impact, relatively good life expectancy

Gas rebranded as green energy

ENERGY from gas power stations has been rebranded as a green, low-carbon source of power by an €80bn European Union programme, in a triumph of the deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry lobby over