Aviation emissions could be included in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme from 2012 following an agreement in the European Council on Thursday.
Carbon emissions from new cars could be drastically cut by 2012 under proposals unveiled by the European Commission.
Government officials in Ireland have revealed a new suit of measures designed to make businesses recycle more of their packaging materials.
The business world is still in the dark about the impact of a post-2012 agreement on carbon emissions following the conclusion of the Bali Conference.
The majority of new non-domestic buildings can be zero-carbon if onsite, near-site and offsite renewable energy sources are used, a new report has found.
A global chemical supplier has agreed a $34m bankruptcy settlement to clean up contaminated sites across the US.
The Chinese government has pledged funds to carry out the country's first survey of pollution sources in rural areas, according to state media.
Renewable energy continues to grow quickly in Ireland, from 4.8% of total electricity generation in 2005 to 8.6% in 2006.
Companies throughout the frozen food sector are teaming up to cut the amount of packaging used on their products - and pizzas and ready meals are set to be their first targets.
News in brief
UK consumers use and chuck away about 700m batteries a year that head straight for landfill - but now the Government has a plan to change that.
Government targets to reduce emissions in Ireland will be hard to achieve without damaging businesses in the country, an industry expert has claimed.
Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edie