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guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 14 April 2010 12.13 BST
the race to 6 May in full swing, we're hosting a climate change election debate between the three main parties
• Labour election manifesto: weak, not tough, on causes of climate change• Environment policies the parties should adopt in election 2010• Tories plan controversial reform to UK renewable energy incentives• Ask Leo: How big will the carbon footprint of party leaders be during the election?For the election we've also rounded up civil society's environment demands, put Labour's manifesto under our green microscope and Leo Hickman wants your help calculating the carbon footprint of the party leaders.
Ever wondered what a clean green electric scooter's like to ride? Find out with Bibi van der Zee. For more sedate thrills, take a look at our gallery of the Royal Mail's new range of conservation-themed stamps.
• Japanese whalers blame Sea Shepherd for smallest catch in years• Clouded leopard caught on camera• British campaigner urges UN to accept 'ecocide' as international crime• Ecologists unveil plan for 'barometer of natural life'This week Japan's fleet of ships returned home with 507 whales, short of 935 target - and it blamed conservation group Sea Shepherd for the fall. Elsewhere, British lawyer-turned-activist Polly Higgins launched her This is Ecocide campaign and a rare photograph emerged of a clouded leopard.
• Lord Oxburgh inquiry clears UEA scientists of malpractice• Peruvian glacier split triggers deadly tsunami• Hollywood stars join politicians at Bolivia's 'cool' global warming summit• Copenhagen destroyed by Danish draft leak, says India's environment minister• Confidential document reveals Obama's hardline US climate talk strategyThe latest inquiry into the hacked climate science emails today cleared the scientists involved of any wrongdoing, saying the science was conducted "fairly and properly". John Vidal also reported on Bolivia's contribution to international climate talks and revealed a vital US climate document left on a hotel PC in Europe.
• Is Mooncup's mass marketing strategy a model for green campaigns?• Paul Priestman's innovation: The Waterpebble• Can I do my hair and be green?• Innocent smoothie denies sell-out after Coca-Cola gets majority stake• ArcelorMittal's emissions make a monumental joke of Olympic park towerThis week in green living it's all about vaginas, hair-dos and phallic symbols. Ed Gillespie took a look at ethical firm Mooncup, Lucy Siegle offered up some eco hair-care tips, and Felicity Carus asked if the ArcelorMittal Orbit is really a good monument for a green Olympics.
Best of the web
• From BusinessGreen: White House hints that it is gearing up for climate bill fight• From SolveClimate: California pours a foundation for cities to build on• From BusinessGreen: China says low carbon sources to supply quarter of electricity by end of 2010For more of the best environment comment and news from around the web, visit the Guardian Environment Network.
• Doctor Who does nothing for tweed that cyclists haven't planned for monthsHead to the bike blog to return to an era when lady and gentlemen riders ruled the road