Disappointed lobbyists have claimed the EU's new Groundwater Protection Directive lacks teeth and dismissed it as a watered down version of existing legislation.
London's mayor Ken Livingstone has called on the city's millions of inhabitants to take simple measures to conserve the dwindling water supply.
America's forests are being swallowed up by housing developments at an alarming rate sparking a raft of ecological concerns and raising questions over the impact on water resources.
As the latest wave of hazardous waste regulations hove into view the jury is still out on whether or not industry is prepared for them.
The effects of a radioactive gas on people living in 20 different countries will be studied by the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the next three years.
A major player in the world of finance has teamed up with WWF to warn that climate change is bad for business and, if nothing else, will see insurance premiums soar as underwriters start to take into account the increasing risk of severe weather conditions.
Europe could cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% of 1990 levels within the next 25 years but our taste for travel could throw a spanner in the works of the carefully mapped out European Environment Agency (EEA) plan.
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