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.
A compulsory 5p charge on plastic bags in Wales has been hailed a success since the scheme was introduced in 2011.
Welsh Labour Assembly Member John Griffiths said there was "no reason why the charge wouldn't work just as well in other parts of the UK".
Since Wales introduced the 5p plastic bag charge:
- The use of plastic bags reduced from 270 million to 70 million;
- Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for environmental groups from the bag charge proceeds; and
- Cardiff University found 82 per cent of shoppers brought their own bags, up from 61 per cent before 2011.
"A plastic bag charge is welcome news, but let's not get carried away," spokesman Craig Bennett said.
"If Nick Clegg wants to champion the environment he must do much better - starting by allowing Lib Dem peers to back a 2030 target for decarbonising the power sector when the Energy Bill reaches the House of Lords."
The world's largest polar bear puppet has been unveiled at an airfield in Essex today as part of a Greenpeace campaign.
The giant bear, which is made of replica and reclaimed ship parts as well as recycled materials, will be carrying in her fur the names of over 3 and half million people who have joined a global movement to protect the Arctic.
The bear is due to lead an Arctic parade through central London on the 15 September.
Hard decisions are needed to help ensure both urban regeneration and protection of the Green Belt, the Campaign to Protect Rural England has said today after new figures revealed that the number of houses planned for the area has nearly doubled in the past year.
Spokesman Paul Miner said:
The extent to which the threat is growing - nearly doubling in a year - is deeply worrying.
It should not be necessary to build on Green Belt land when there is enough brownfield land available for a million and a half new homes.
Green Belts prevent urban sprawl and are the green lungs of many of our largest or most historic towns and cities.
The number of houses planned for Green Belt land has nearly doubled over the past year, according to new figures.
Some 150,000 homes and 1,000 hectares of mines and commercial premises are being proposed for the areas, research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England found.
Previous analysis suggested just 81,000 homes were planned in August 2012.
The group said the figures raised serious concerns about whether ministers were keeping their promises to safeguard the Green Belt.
Hungry bumblebees travel more than a mile to find food, a study has found.
Ecologists took samples from more than 3,000 living bees from five different species and mapped how far they travelled from their nest.
The study, led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, found that while on average the insects would travel between 268 to 553 metres (880 to 1,800 feet), bees living in areas where there were fewer flowers would fly more than two kilometres (1.2 miles).
It is hoped the findings could help improve conditions for the vital pollinators.
Scientists have created a puzzle that may help engineer a tree immune to ash dieback disease which is ravaging Britain's ash tree population.
The puzzle represents the genes of an ash tree and players have to find patterns.
Experts say they can use the information to identify the genes that might cause resistance and engineer a tree that is immune to the disease.
ITV News' Ben Chapman reports:
Scientists have teamed up with a games developer to build a Facebook puzzle to help identify genes that are resistant to ash dieback - a disease that is ravaging Britain's ash tree population.
Researchers have found that certain trees seem to be naturally immune from the disease, and are hoping to use these natural survivors to grow resistant forests in the future.
The puzzle, which resembles the popular video game Bejeweled, involves players matching rows of coloured leaves.
Dr Dan MacLean, who came up with the idea, says the leaves represent genetic information and that humans are far better than computers at spotting patterns.
The developers describe the game, called Fraxinus, as "a game of competitive pattern sequencing with a real world twist".
Naturalist Bill Oddie has said Britain's wildlife is suffering "one dip after another" and the Government is partly to blame.
The Goodies star, 72, blamed "very greedy humans" for destroying many species but added: "I think this Government is stunningly ignorant and arrogant.
He told the Radio Times:"The badger cull has had a lot of publicity but basically what you've got is scientific research that suggests this is not the way to curb bovine TB.
"But the Government turn round and say, 'Right, I see, we did this survey but it hasn't come up with what we want to hear so we'll ignore it'. And that seems to be the general attitude to just about everything."
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister said the process would not damage the countryside and cause only "very minor change to the landscape".
He added that it has "real potential to drive energy bills down" and insisted that the Government was not "turning our back" on low carbon generation but needed to secure a mix of energy sources.