Hundreds of thousands of people in darkness, hospitals in chaos, a banking system under siege – a cyberattack on the US electricity grid could have catastrophic consequences.

The Australian government scored a victory in its lengthy battle to introduce a carbon tax on Wednesday when its measures to combat climate change cleared the lower house parliament by a tiny margi

A Brussels initiative to demand better environmental practices from landowners in exchange for billions of euros in agricultural subsidies has triggered a revolt by farmers, who complain it would p

Thailand raced on Tuesday to build floodwalls on the outskirts of Bangkok to prevent the worst floods in half a century from inundating parts of the capital later this week when water flowing from

New Zealand has warned it faces its worst maritime environmental disaster after a stricken container ship off the nation’s coast sustained further damage and spewed up to 350 tonnes of oil into the

Food commodity prices are likely to stay high and volatile during the next few years because of rising demand, more frequent extreme weather and the biofuel industry, according to a report from the

Governments are looking at a new plan to make sure the Kyoto treaty does not completely collapse at next month’s climate talks, the UN’s top climate diplomat has revealed.

Plans to build a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK are expected to receive a green light today from the final report on lessons from the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

It is “inconceivable” that the government will meet its statutory targets to cut child poverty by 2020, according to authoritative new research accepted across much of Whitehall.

The average household will be in “fuel poverty” by the next election in 2015 if energy bills, which have almost doubled as a share of median income since 2004, stay on their current path.