A site once used for tests leading to the creation of the world's first atomic bomb has been made into a nature reserve in one of the most unusual regeneration projects in recent years.
An annual pollution-linked tax on cars in Europe should replace the current car registration levy and road taxes, to discourage the use of polluting vehicles and simplify an overly complex system, Euro MPs have said.
Severe heat waves lasting five or more days are likely to become an annual occurrence in Britain as the climate warms, with peak temperatures increasing by up to 10 degrees C - more than previously forecast.
Protecting the environment of the Mediterranean Sea, rapidly degrading as pollution and coastal construction take their toll, is the central aim of a strategy launched by the European Commission this week.
Drought greatly reduces the natural ability of soils to degrade pesticides, a research study has found, suggesting the chemicals are more likely to accumulate as the climate becomes drier.
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