On a green hilltop in Wales -- despite huge opposition from local people -- diggers have begun excavating what will be the largest opencast coal mine in Britain. Why is this happening? George Monbiot investigates.
Beijing, China’s water-poor and overpopulated capital, is stretching its resources to the limit. It is time for a new strategy, writes Mei Xinyu, the country should seriously consider moving its capital.
What will living with the effects of climate change be like within 50 years? Neil Adger, a leading British environmental economist, sees painful decisions ahead for people in vulnerable regions around the world.
China’s exports to the west accounted for almost a quarter of the country’s total CO2 emissions in 2004. Rich countries must help the developing world make the switch to a low-carbon economy, write Wang