Alex Kirby

Endangered orangutans

UK Scientists Risk Prison to Urge Action

Today sees the launch of ExtinctionRebellion, which describes itself as an international movement using mass civil disobedience to force governments to enter World War Two-level mobilisation mode, in response to climate breakdown and ecological crisis.

October 31, 2018

Renewable Energy Redoubles its Global Reach

A significant threshold has been crossed by renewable energy as analysts report that the sectorʼs size last year reached double the level it was at just 10 years earlier.

June 29, 2015

Vast reserves of fossil fuels should be left untapped

The sheer scale of the fossil fuel reserves that will need to be left unexploited for decades if world leaders sign up to a radical climate agreement is revealed in a study by a team of British scientists.

January 9, 2015


Can the planet feed us?

As part of Planet Under Pressure, a BBC News series looking at some of the biggest environmental problems facing humanity, Alex Kirby explores the challenge of feeding the world without destroying the planet

November 29, 2004

Energy: Meeting soaring demand

The first problem with energy is that we are running short of traditional sources of supply.

November 10, 2004

Aid agencies’ warning on climate

The greenhouse effect could wreck attempts to lift the world’s poorest people out of poverty and reverse human progress, campaigners say.

October 19, 2004

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