International carbon markets have experienced a major slump after several industrial strongholds in the EU reported better-than-expected environmental performance.
The United Nations has launched its own code of corporate responsibility for the world's financiers.
A report published by Greenpeace this week pulls together the findings of several recent studies to paint a bleak picture of human reproductive health and links the problems to man-made chemicals in the environment.
The Liberal Democrats have called for a dramatic increase in the tax rate for the most polluting cars, including most 4x4s.
Existing waste management and recycling facilities are likely to buckle under the strain unless urgent action is taken to overhaul London's infrastructure, key waste professionals from the capital have warned.
Government has taken the unusual step this week of asking the public to take responsibility for sustainable consumption and think about the environmental impact of the purchases they make.
The giant time and investment scales involved in nuclear power put it at an economic disadvantage in relation to renewables, a veteran Government advisor has said.
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