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In the papers today - Monday 10 December

Britain is responsible for hundreds of millions more tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions than official figures admit, according to a new report that undermines UK claims to lead the world on action against against global warming...

... The analysis says pollution from aviation, shipping, overseas trade and tourism, which are not measure in the official figures, means that UK carbon consumption has risen significantly over the past decade, and that the government's claims to have tackled global warming are an "illusion" - The Guardian

The government does not know the true scale of the shortage of science teachers in UK schools, according to a report from the Royal Society. The scientific academy said that improving science teaching was vital for the economy - The Guardian

Berlin is looking to enhance its architectural skyline with an addition that is becoming common in cities keen to define their power, status and prosperity: the giant ferris wheel. The German capital is preparing to erect Europe's largest ferris wheel with a height of 185 metres (607ft) - 50 metres greater than the London Eye - and at a cost of 120m euro (£87m) - The Guardian

Gordon Brown faces a dilemma on energy policy after a legal warning from Greenpeace, the environmental group, that a decision to approve a new generation of nuclear power stations would "not be lawful". The prime minister is expected to approve the replacement of the ageing nuclear power stations next month - Financial Times

The first major transport link through Europe's Alps in over 30 years opened for full use yesterday, with commercial train services through Switzerland's new Lotschberg tunnel. The 34.6km link between the cantons of Bern and Valais will cut journey times across the Alps by up to an hour and form a central part of Europe's new high-speed rail network - Financial Times

Alex Salmond was under pressure last night to explain a meeting that he had with Donald Trump's spokesman the day before his ministers announced that they would have the final say on the billionaire's plans for a gold resort – The Times

Drivers could be offered the option of paying to overtake queues of traffic on motorways under an idea secretly being considered by the Highways Agency – The Times

The country's leading accounting practices are expecting a rush of insolvency work in the New Year, amid fears that the credit crisis will dry up the "wall of cash" that in the past has saved troubled businesses from going bust – The Times

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