Airborne pollution blown across the Pacific Ocean is having a much greater impact on American air quality than previously thought, according to Californian academics.
The Israeli bombardment of Lebanon has led to a major oil spill off the coast of the republic and the continuing violence is hindering the clean-up operation.
National and local campaigns which highlight the importance of recycling at home have been credited with making a positive change to public attitudes to waste.
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London boroughs are to receive a report offering support and advice on how to meet targets to build zero carbon developments within their boundaries.
Refurbishing the existing housing stock to make it more energy efficient could save between 9 and 19 million tonnes of carbon by 2020, according to the Sustainable Development Commission.
The water supply near to one of Coca-Cola's controversial bottling plants in India is contaminated, according to a new report.
Oil giant BP and General Electric are to work together to develop between 10 and 15 hydrogen power stations with carbon capture and storage.
Scientists in Rothamsted have developed a new computer program to improve the process of sampling soil on contaminated land.
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