The United Nations chief, Ban Ki-moon, held out little hope on Thursday of an historic outcome at the Rio global development summit, now less than a month away, admitting negotiations had been "pai

Two large overseas investors in the UK energy market have joined the chorus of criticism of the government's new energy bill.

The UK consumes an astonishing 165 million cups of tea every day, but most of the teabags that go to making the nation's favourite hot drink still end up unnecessarily in landfill.

Small, busy and overcrowded, England might seem the last place in the world to have room for one of the planet's largest inhabited areas of unspoiled, natural darkness when night falls.

The draft energy bill plans major changes to the market, causing concern that consumers' bills could rise and renewable energy is being neglected

A western Indian state has declared war on animal poaching, allowing forest guards to shoot hunters on sight to curb attacks on tigers, elephants and other wildlife.

Britain's ageing nuclear reactors, which were due to close in the next decade, are set to be kept open under a plan approved by the industry's regulator.

France's attempt to ban the planting of a Monsanto strain of genetically modified maize was rejected by the EU's food safety body on Monday.

A huge swath of the waters off Antarctica must be protected from fishing and other industries, environmental groups said on Monday.

Trillions of tonnes of water have been pumped up from deep underground reservoirs in every part of the world, says report