Drought-hit land in Thailand (Image: EPA/R. Yongrit)

February breaks global temperature records by ‘shocking’ amount

Warnings of climate emergency after surface temperatures 1.35C warmer than average temperature for the month February smashed a century of global temperature records by a “stunning” margin, according to data released by Nasa. The unprecedented leap led scientists, usually wary of highlighting a single month’s temperature, to label the new record a “shocker” and warn

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Britain’s diesel drivers ‘should pay up to £800 more in road tax’

Study shows that large number of diesel vehicles exceed emissions limits; pressure to reduce environmental impact spurs support for new tax structure The first year rate of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for new diesel cars should be raised by up to £800 to help reduce emissions, according to Policy Exchange. The think tank is proposing

Renault could soon offer multiple battery options for the ZOE, as Nissan and Tesla offer for their electric vehicles

Renault hints at 200-mile battery option for ZOE and Kangoo

Renault is planning to offer a range of battery capacities for its electric vehicles in the near future, enabling drivers to choose between long range and low cost to suit their needs. Eric Feunteun, Head of Renault Electric Vehicles, said the company is working to improve energy density through better cell chemistry, to provide longer-range