Plans for nationwide road charging came a step closer this week when local authorities in seven areas were given £7 million to develop local congestion charging schemes.
The UK and Norwegian Governments have signed an agreement on carbon sequestration.
In an attempt to show it has taken on board criticisms of excessive Whitehall bureaucracy the Government is planning to simplify regulations affecting the environmental sector.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is set to redirect its own resources to get the biggest bang for its bucks.
Britain's top scientist was on characteristically forthright form this week, describing the potential impact of pollution and climate change as akin to using weapons of mass destruction.
Gordon Brown has added to the growing rift between environmentalists and New Labour by ditching plans which would force companies to report actions that might impact on communities and the environment.
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