The EU's Impel network of environmental inspectors stressed the need for more harmonised European enforcement of trade in waste after discovering that virtually half of all waste shipments travelling through European seaports are illegal.
Properties in flood risk areas can continue to receive insurance cover, providing adequate flood defences are in place, the Association of British Insurers has said.
Plans to open up the vast Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to companies drilling for gas and oil have been dropped by Congress as Bush faces a backlash from moderate Republicans.
The EU could fail to meet its Kyoto targets unless it seriously improves the effectiveness of the emission trading scheme, and introduces stricter caps for the next implementation period starting in 2008, a report has warned.
Student economists providing solid financial arguments for sustainable solutions have been rewarded for the contribution they are making to the environment.
A quarter of all coastal waters are at risk from diffuse pollution caused by agricultural chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides, the Environment Agency has said.
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