Owen Paterson, the outgoing environment secretary, was loathed by environmentalists and animal lovers. By contrast former science minister David Willetts was the darling of academics.
The Environment Agency's Lord Smith had to face angry citizens during the winter floods. But isn't that the job of ministers?
Nick Clegg famously mocked the Conservative party's environmental posturing by saying you could only turn blue into green by adding yellow - but the colours have failed to mix.
President Obama is taking a bold stand on climate emissions. But conservative critics are exaggerating the risk to the US economy.
In February, Channel 4 News reported from Ayebridges Avenue, near Staines, as residents reeled under the devastation of flooding. Three months on, many of them have still not returned.
Protesters mass at the British Museum, dressed as Vikings, to oppose the sponsorship of an exhibition by oil company BP - but when funds are low - where else can you turn?
At the launch of a UN climate change report, a leading expert admits dealing with climate change is not a free lunch - but adds that, for the sake of our future, it is a lunch worth buying.
With other academics hotly challenging his input into the ongoing debate about the likely effects of climate change, Professor Richard Tol tells Channel 4 News: "I'm an independent counsel".
As reports emerge suggesting the Conservatives may remove support for wind farms from their next manifesto, Channel 4 News tracks the ups and downs of their stormy relationship on green issues.