A draft of the commission’s tax proposal takes aim at aviation, which escapes EU fuel taxes. Photograph: iStock

Executive jets will escape plans to tax polluting aviation fuels, according to draft proposals to be presented by the European Commission on Wednesday(...)

Global warming continues apace with 2014 likely to go down in the history books as the hottest year on record, according to preliminary estimates from the World Meteorological Organisation.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Global warming continues apace with 2014 likely to go down in the history books as the hottest year on record, according to preliminary estimates from(...)