Carbon footprints

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Does the UK really need to drill for more North Sea oil and gas?
Ministers are weighing up a new gasfield but is more UK fossil fuel production necessary or desirable given its climate commitments?

Jillian Ambrose

01, May, 2023 @1:41 PM

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Carbon dioxide removal: the tech that is polarising climate science
For some, CDR is crucial to staying below 1.5C. Others say it should not even be on the table. Why is it so controversial?

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

25, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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How big is your carbon footprint?
There is now an easy way to weigh your lifestyle choices and calculate your personal emissions figure

Paul Brown

17, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Biggest carbon credit certifier to replace its rainforest offsets scheme
Verra’s rainforest carbon credit methodologies, which Guardian investigation found were flawed, will be phased out by mid-2025

Patrick Greenfield

10, Mar, 2023 @1:54 PM

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Huge carbon footprint of chemicals in UK household products revealed
Calls for ministers to help industry cut emissions from items including washing-up liquid and laundry tablets

Sandra Laville

06, Mar, 2023 @12:13 PM

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World’s biggest investment fund warns directors to tackle climate crisis or face sack
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund threatens to vote against boards on firms it holds investments with over lax climate and social targets

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

03, Feb, 2023 @12:46 PM

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Human activity and drought ‘degrading more than a third of Amazon rainforest’
Fires, land conversion, logging and water shortages have weakened resilience of 2.5m sq km of forest, says study

Jonathan Watts in Brazil

26, Jan, 2023 @7:24 PM

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New carbon offset standards ‘should bring greater scrutiny’
Industry body working on new way to reassure customers schemes will protect the environment

Fiona Harvey, Environment editor

20, Jan, 2023 @5:45 PM

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How you can help Britain meet its net zero climate goal
From eating less red meat to cutting flying hours, experts say reducing our carbon footprint by 6% can determine our future

Paul Brown

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Europe’s heatwave: the door is closing – but there is a way out | Editorial
Editorial: Temperature records have toppled across the continent. Governments must not delay any longer


05, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Planes, trains and automobiles: comparing cost, speed and emissions of Sydney-Melbourne travel
With fuel prices at record highs and carbon emissions more important than ever, we look at the ups and downs of ways of getting around locally

Elias Visontay

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Replacing old ITV Studios building ‘just greedy’, inquiry hears
Plans to redevelop 72 Upper Ground ignore material and climate impact, detractors say

Sarah Butler

06, Dec, 2022 @6:10 PM

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