A village of 420 homes and a primary school are to replace a derelict mental hospital in Colchester as part of the Government's efforts to regenerate Britain's disused NHS properties.
Renewables provided 4.2% of electricity generated in Britain in 2005 - up from 3.6% the previous year - Government figures released on Thursday show.
Sewage sludge from Edinburgh's waste water will fertilise fields of biofuel crops, as the first sewage-to-biofuel scheme of its kind in the UK gets under way.
A flagship factory producing recyclable house-building materials from a hibiscus-like plant called kenaf is to be built in the Spanish countryside, supported by millions of euros in government grants.
Waste management companies must work with their customers and the Health and Safety Executive to reduce the rates of accidents and work-related illness in an industry plagued by death and injury, a meeting in London heard on Wednesday.
Germany has faced strong criticism over its "unambitious" carbon cut targets for the next phase of the European Emissions Trading Scheme, and is being blamed for undermining the scheme Europe-wide.
Mercury is fast becoming a significant environmental and health concern in India as lack of controls and understanding mean a huge number of people are coming into contact with the poisonous liquid metal.
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