The Government has predicted that almost half the UK's energy needs could be met by home-based renewables within the next 45 years.
Formal restrictions on the industrialised world's carbon emissions are set to continue beyond 2012 after leaders at the UN summit in Montreal came to an agreement which surprised a doubting world.
Gordon Brown could face legal action after a disappointed campaign group launched a last-ditch bid to save the abandoned Operating Financial Review (OFR).
As if dealing with the fallout from the Songhua benzene spill were not enough, China has had to cope with a wave of serious pollution incidents this week.
Measures to control the levels of agricultural nitrates soaking into Ireland's waterways came into force this week.
A mammoth pipeline that will transport gas from energy-rich Russia into the heart of Germany has sparked environmental concerns among its critics who claim its construction could stir long-forgotten chemical weapons lying on the seabed.
Industry and low income households are both set to benefit from a new water regime in Scotland.
Killer whales have overtaken polar bears to take the dubious honour of becoming the most toxic mammal in the Arctic.
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