Nine northeastern US states are expected to announce the introduction of mandatory emissions control measures for industry, despite their President saying this sort of agreement would damage the US economy.
A 40 acre brownfield site near Sheffield is being considered as the home for the UK's first commercial vitrification plant to turn contaminated soils and other wastes into glass.
The UN has called for cooperation to reduce the risk of natural disasters as freak weather has left swathes of western Europe ablaze in drought conditions, while central and eastern parts suffer extreme flood damage.
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