The level of pesticides found in rivers and reservoirs in England and Wales has decreased by 23%, according to figures from the Environment Agency's annual pesticide monitoring programme, compared with the average for the past five years.
The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the UK government's plans to set up a Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on the grounds that it may break state aid rules.
Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London has asked Transport for London to consult on increasing the congestion charge to £8 for private cars entering the centre of London.
The Department for Transport delighted conservationists and dismayed business groups this week by abandoning plans for a major road widening of the A303 through the Blackdown Hills in Somerset, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Researchers at the University of Warwick have devised a way of disposing of your old mobile phone while adding some benefit to the environment - bury it in the ground and watch flowers grow from its casing.
The European Commission is launching an internet consultation, open to the public, on the measures to be included in a new comprehensive European action plan to reduce air pollution.
Chemists at the University of Oregon have developed a molecular 'claw' that grabs onto arsenic and sequesters it from groundwater, soil, and possibly even from people.
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