An initiative to reduce the pollution in the North Sea by encouraging Scottish fishermen to use their trawlers to fish litter and waste out of the water has won the coveted UN Grand Award for Public Relations.
Community projects up and down the country have their fingers crossed as they find themselves short-listed for a £7,000 prize.
Scientists have created a mutant bug that excretes a key ingredient for many plastics, drugs and other products when fed simple glucose.
Water industry regulator Ofwat has issued revised guidance to encourage the market for laying mains and service pipes to new developments.
After a decade of decline, Iraq's marshlands are slowly recovering to their former 1970's extent.
An extra £1 million has been ploughed into a project designed to regenerate urban areas by planting and protecting trees in Scotland's towns and cities.
A powerful trio NGOs is pushing for a better deal for poor farmers when the EU reforms its sugar regime next month.
An innovative experiment to save the summer heat on roads and use it to prevent them freezing up in winter has begun near the Toddington services on the M1.
A high flyer from the City has been taken on by Defra to sell the importance of waste management to the financial sector.
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