London's new developments will have to generate 20% of their own energy from renewables as the capital radically revises its development plan to cut carbon emissions, Mayor Ken Livingstone announced this week.
The celebration of businesses which help rather than hinder environmental progress is among events lined up for Green Week, the EC's annual environmental jamboree.
A Belgian Prince is doing his bit for the environment by promoting a website designed to stimulate the market for recycled materials and the goods which are made from them.
A company which has developed a biofuel based on waste from the industrial food sector has received a £2.5m investment thanks to a Government-sponsored programme to boost small and medium enterprises in Wales.
Jose Manuel Barroso urged Europeans to take personal responsibility for climate change as he launched a major multimedia awareness campaign, to unroll across the EU this week.
Fewer storms buffeting the British coast means less pollution is being slammed into the shoreline or washed into the sea - leading to a record number of sites making the grade for the annual Good Beach Guide.
Regular TV adverts hammering home the message that recycling matters have begun to be aired throughout the UK.
China's longest river is so polluted it could soon be impossible for wildlife to survive and the dozens of cities which rely on it will have to rethink their water supplies.
A Pakistani senator has accused his country's nuclear authorities of dumping radioactive waste near a village in Punjab province and causing widespread diseases and deaths in the area.
Two Yorkshire youth hostels were the first British tourist accommodation to be awarded the EU eco-label, joining a long list of energy and resource-efficient products and services.
Water company United Utilities must pay £10,000 for discharging 56,000 cubic metres of untreated sewage into the river Mersey, a local magistrates' court decided on Thursday.
Scottish renewables will receive a £20m funding boost over the next two years, the Scottish Executive has announced.
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