The UN IPPC report into climate change, due out tomorrow, will say scientists agree the world is getting warmer, and humans are to blame.
They had hoped for rows of super-crops but the reality of genetic modification is the sight of horticulture behind high security.
Beekeepers travelled to London today to call on the government to back a ban on some pesticides that could be harming the insects.
More than half a million square miles of forest have been lost to the world over the last decade, according to a survey of high-resolution satellite images.
The area of forest lost is equivalent to the entire state of Alaska.
The new map, based on imagery captured by the earth-observing Landsat satellite, shows that almost 890,000 square miles of forest were lost between 2000 and 2012.
This loss was replaced by just 309,000 square miles of new trees, with forests in Malaysia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Zambia and Angola bearing the brunt of the losses.
The one area that saw a strong improvement was in Brazil where attempts to stem rampant deforestation have seen the rate of loss halved from its peak in 2003-4.
The project was the result of a collaboration between scientists at the University of Maryland and Google Earth Engine. Read more about the project here.
Senior Conservatives are reported to have held talks with energy companies and believe they have secured agreement that if the largest levy, the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO), is removed.
The move would lead to immediate cuts in prices of up to seven per cent would be announced. A deal, which would allow average saving of as much as £75 a household, could be struck before Christmas.
New taxation to pay for green schemes are being considered as part of a deal to cut household energy bills, it has been reported.
According to a report in the Telegraph, the taxpayer could be asked to pay for two of the environmental schemes that are currently paid for through a levy on electricity and gas bills.
Energy suppliers have told ministers the levies have pushed up household bills — for which they and the Government have been severely criticised.
Groups opposing the use of GM crops in Africa and Asia are "wicked" and possibly condemning millions to an early death, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson told The Independent.
Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, who are among those opposing GM technology, are "casting a dark shadow over attempts to feed the world", Mr Paterson claims.
The Environment Secretary also backed an open letter by international scientists calling for the rapid release of vitamin A-enhanced rice to help prevent the cause of around a third of the world's child deaths.
He told the newspaper: "It’s just disgusting that little children are allowed to go blind and die because of a hang-up by a small number of people about this technology.
“I feel really strongly about it. I think what they do is absolutely wicked.”
Head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Angel Gurria has told ITV News "we have to put a big fat price on carbon" to tackle climate change and "we have to start now."
On Chancellor George Osborne's comments that Britain should not be "in front" of the world in tackling climate change, Gurria said: "The UK has been a leader...the problem is the financial crisis is being used as an excuse."
Scotland will need to do more if it is to harness the full potential of the marine power it generates, a leading environmental charity has said.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Scotland praised Holyrood's decision to build six turbines in the Pentland Firth but wants to see more done to make sure power can travel to the mainland.
– director of WWF Scotland Lang Banks
This is a significant announcement and a major boost for the marine renewable industry in Scotland....
Scotland is well placed to lead in developing the technologies to turn this potential into a reality while create thousands of green jobs at the same time.
However, as there is little point in generating huge amounts of marine renewable energy on Scotland's islands if it cannot also be got to the mainland, we now need UK and Scottish Ministers to find a way forward that enables us to harness the full potential of this clean energy source.
The companies behind six turbines to be built in the Pentland Firth will both be awarded the "first array" of taxpayer money designed to support renewable energy.
A huge green energy project will be built in the sea between mainland Scotland and the Orkney islands, after the project was granted permission for its first stage by the Scottish Government.
Up to six turbines will be built in the Pentland Firth after Holyrood gave the go-ahead to the largest tidal energy project in Europe, energy minister Fergus Ewing announced.
Speaking before the Scottish Renewables Marine Conference, Mr Ewing said: "Today we have granted consent to MeyGen Limited to develop the largest tidal turbine array in Europe and the first commercial project off these shores.
"This is a major step forward for Scotland's marine renewable energy industry. When fully operational, the 86 megawatt array could generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 42,000 homes - around 40% of homes in the Highlands.
"This exciting development in the waters around Orkney is just the first phase for a site that could eventually yield up to 398 megawatts."
A rare nine metre-long whale has died after becoming stranded on a beach near Waterfoot in Northern Ireland this morning.