Coal plants ordered to start warming up to supply electricity as cold snap bites

National Grid ESO said it had given the instructions in light of forecasts showing electricity supply margins may be tighter than normal on Monday.

Freak ice-fog sparks London air pollution warning

The Met Office said the haze will be so thick that visibility drops as low as 50m in some parts of England

Warnings over freezing fog as cold snap continues

Dense fog could see visibility drop to below 100 metres in places.

William to meet Earthshot finalists at Windsor retreat

The heir to the throne is the founder and president of the prize which honours environmental pioneers.

‘Exceptionally unlikely’ crab deaths caused by freeport dredging, report says

The report, written by a panel of independent experts, examined the cause of mass crab deaths on the North Sea coast in 2021.

North east oil and gas industry ‘economic force for good’, according to survey

The full results from the energy survey will be published on Friday.

Agreement struck to allow wild camping on parts of Dartmoor

The move, which comes after a High Court ruling against wild camping, has been criticised by campaigners as a ‘ransom note’ from landowners.

Weather warnings as bitterly cold temperatures expected across country

Yellow warnings are in place for snow and ice across northern and western parts of the UK.

Nature group learns of community buyout plan from press amid dispute

The John Muir Trust and the Assynt Crofters’ Trust have locked horns once again over deer culling policies.

Yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place across much of UK

Yellow warnings remain in place for snow and ice across most western parts of the UK, Wales, Northern Ireland and the north of Scotland.

UK needs £5.8bn boost for energy efficiency to cut soaring bills – report

Retrofitting the average home with high-quality insulation and heat pumps could save households £500 a year after April price cap comes in, IPPR says.

Forecasters warn low temperatures may last into next week amid cold snap

The Met Office has said further weather warnings for snow and ice are likely to be issued for Wednesday night.

In Pictures: Snow creates winter wonderland for some but floods hit travel plans

The rest of the week is predicted to be cold with patchy showers until temperatures rise at the weekend.

Beavers set to return to Hampshire after 400 years in nature restoration scheme

The pair of beavers are set to be released in an enclosure at Ewhurst Park, near Basingstoke.

Heavy snow brings disruption on the roads

Forecasters have issued weather warnings.

Ice and sub-zero temperatures due overnight as agencies work to combat floods

The Met Office has issued three yellow weather warnings for ice and snow.

Warning of wintry showers and ice across UK from Sunday evening

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in a wide belt across the centre of the UK.

Charity walker picks up 88lb of dog poo to protect rare habitat

Henry Rawlings bagged hundreds of piles of dog mess while trekking the 65-mile Serpent Trail in the South Downs National Park.

Drivers warned that potholes will ‘start peppering the roads’

RAC head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes warned that heavy rainfall either side of sub-zero temperatures ‘is the perfect recipe for potholes’.

In Pictures: Heavy rain brings weekend washout for many

Flood warnings have been issued across parts of the UK.

Flood warnings as parts of UK face heavy showers and blustery winds

The Met Office had 98 flood warnings and 169 alerts in place in England on Saturday morning.

Cold weather alert to follow wet and windy weekend

Forecasters say there is a 70% probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions or heavy snow between 6pm on Sunday and 9am on Thursday.

Wet and windy weekend forecast for many across UK

Winds of 60mph and higher could hit coastal areas.

Dartmoor landowners win legal fight against wild camping without consent

Alexander and Diana Darwall said wild campers on their land caused livestock and environmental problems

Forestry workers in race to plant 3.5m trees before spring

The project is part of Forestry England’s latest planting programme to replenish tree stocks, bolster broadleaf cover and encourage biodiversity.

Past eight years hottest on record, says UN

The World Meteorological Organisation found the average global temperature in 2022 was about 1.15C above 1850-1900 levels.

Roads submerged amid flood warnings across parts of UK

South Wales has been hit hardest by flooding, with railways blocked, homes left without power and parks, roads and bridges submerged.

Flood warnings issued as heavy rain and 60 mph wind expected in parts of UK

The Met Office also urged people travelling on Wednesday night to ‘take extra time to make the journey a safe one’ amid strong, gusty winds.

Study: Making fossil fuel firms pay to clean up carbon could curb climate change

A ‘carbon takeback obligation’ could drive needed investment in capture and underground storage of carbon dioxide, researchers say.

Met Office: Homes at risk of flooding as further heavy rainfall forecast

The forecaster has warned that ‘some communities may be cut off by flooded roads’ due to torrential downpours.

Nature group and Highland community clash over deer cull

The John Muir Trust has angered neighbours in Assynt with an out-of-season cull at Quinag.

Households urged to save water in winter as poll shows people underestimate use

Water UK is running its national summer campaign through the winter for the first time after last year’s drought.

Flood warnings issued across Britain amid ‘persistent heavy rain’ and 50mph wind

The Met Office has issued four yellow weather warnings for wind and rain spanning from Tuesday to Thursday evening.

UK weather: Met Office issue flood alerts but London should escape worst of the heavy rain

The Met Office has issued three yellow warnings for England and Wales

Europe saw hottest summer and second hottest year on record in 2022 – report

Figures from the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reveal the impacts of climate change on Europe and the world.

Sustainable drainage to be mandatory for new developments in England from 2024

Developers will have to put in measures such as permeable paving, wetlands and grassed areas to reduce flood and pollution risks.

Flood warnings issued as UK hit by heavy downpours

A band of rain travelling eastwards across the country has resulted in 35 warnings in England and Wales, and a further six in Scotland.

Ploggers collect 360kg of litter during UK tour

Vivek Gurav wanted to spread awareness of plogging – that’s litter picking and jogging – and help others start their own plogging groups.

2022 confirmed as Scotland’s hottest year on record

The country saw an annual mean temperature of 8.50C last year, above the previous record of 8.43C set in 2014.

Bird populations boosted when 10% of farmland devoted to nature measures – study

Research led by the RSPB estimates that a third of the farmed landscape needs to be in agri-environmental schemes to boost bird numbers.

Bird flu confirmed in commercial poultry in Norfolk

There have been 156 confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the UK since October 1.

Wet and windy weather expected to continue over New Year weekend

Forecasters said the deadly bomb cyclone that sent temperatures plunging in the US over Christmas is causing the unsettled weather in the UK.

Just Stop Oil: How has the group grown this year and what is in store for 2023?

Who is behind the campaign group, what are their demands and what have they got planned for the year ahead?

Heavy rain across Scotland causes widespread flooding and travel disruption

Southern and central Scotland was worst hit by the wet conditions.

Ireland experiences warmest year on record

A record temperature of 33C was recorded in Phoenix Park, Dublin, on July 18.

Heavy rain across Scotland sparks flooding chaos…but skiers rejoice amid mountain snow

Motorists are being advised to only travel if really necessary in areas subjected to an amber weather warning.

Heavy rain across Scotland sparks flooding chaos…but skiers rejoice amid mountain snow

Motorists are being advised to only travel if really necessary in areas subjected to an amber weather warning.

Heavy rain across Scotland sparks flooding chaos…but skiers rejoice amid mountain snow

Motorists are being advised to only travel if really necessary in areas subjected to an amber weather warning.

Weather warnings for rain, snow and ice issued across Scotland

An amber weather warning for rain is in place in Dumfries and Galloway as well as yellow warnings for snow and ice across most of Scotland.

Turtle population thriving in Cyprus thanks to MoD and civilian volunteers

A total of 172 Green and Loggerhead turtle nests were identified in 2022 within the Western and Eastern Sovereign Base Areas

US bomb cyclone brings wet and windy weather to UK

The Met Office said heavy rain could bring some flooding and travel disruption.

‘More extreme weather to come’ as 2022 set to be UK’s hottest year on record

Provisional data from the Met Office shows that 2022 has set a 139-year annual mean temperature record.

2022 will be warmest year on record for the UK, says Met Office

Temperatures have been above average in every month except December.

UK weather: Heavy rain brings Scotland severe warning from Met Office

The forecaster has issued a yellow weather warning for Scotland from Friday