A US environmental group has mapped out the world's 10 most polluted places, and found half of them to be in the former Soviet Union, where chemical and radioactive pollution from decades ago still plagues thousands.
The operator of Sellafield will pay a second fine of £500,000 over an 80,000 tonne radioactive leak, Carlisle Crown Court ruled on Monday.
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Protesters against a planned paper mill on the border between Uruguay and Argentina have cut road links between the two countries, reacting to reports that the World Bank has given the project the go-ahead.
Giant waste processing sites and regional expertise could help the UK avert the impending waste crisis as landfill must be replaced by more sustainable methods of disposal.
Allowing nutrients used to fertilise farmland to enter the wider environment is equivalent of force feeding the countryside, says the RSPB, and it's time that we allowed Mother Nature to start dieting.
The UN has warned that pollution from Asia's cities, farms and industry is threatening the economically-vital coastal areas and called on governments to wake up and address the issue.
Progress is being made on diverting more landfill to recycling and composting but energy from waste must play a much greater role if the UK is to meet its European targets, according to Defra.
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