The East Midlands could enjoy a thriving mining industry again - but rather than coal it would be landfills that are mined for their waste.
South Korea has outlined plans to halve the amount of sewage discharged into the sea by 2011.
It came as little surprise that the cross-party compromise on chemical registration has been passed by MEPs, but party leaders were left stunned by the success of a Liberal/Green proposal which had shown every sign of being binned.
Branding and bottling of water is an unsustainable use of natural resources and adds to the overall levels of waste and pollution in society, CIWEM has said.
Plans for the redevelopment of a derelict, contaminated site in Lancaster have moved forward after a lead developer has been formally appointed.
Scientists in America have carried out a series of studies that appear to link high levels of pollution to rocketing suicide rates, brain cancer and even child abuse.
Oil and gas companies have been ordered to stop gas flaring in the Niger Delta, after the Federal High Court said the practice violates guaranteed constitutional rights to life and dignity.
A trio of industries that provide more than their fair share of environmental headaches have become willing guinea pigs as they trial a new carrot and stick approach to cleaning up their act.
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