The role volcanic activity played in mass extinction in the Earth’s early history is likely to have been much less severe than previously thought, according to a study led by the University of Leeds.

A new Government-backed code has been launched that could slash UK carbon dioxide emissions by 220 million tonnes and protect rare wildlife by restoring moors, bogs and mires.

More than half of all tree species in the world’s most diverse forest – the Amazon – may be globally threatened, according to a new study.

Researchers report that continued deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could diminish rainfall levels in the Amazon River basin, which may impact the region’s climate, ecosystems and economies.

A UK government-funded initiative will put £20 million behind research to better understand Africa’s changing climate and the use of climate change information in decision-making across the continent.