News in Brief
Australia is set to start exporting uranium to China within months after the two countries ratified an agreement on trade in nuclear fuel.
A solar power plant on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has become France's biggest such installation - and an important step towards the island's goal of energy self-sufficiency by 2025.
The Irish government believes it has severed the link between economic growth and rising waste levels, publishing figures this week showing that the Celtic Tiger has managed to meet European waste targets seven years early.
The value of leading environmental technology companies almost tripled during the course of 2006, according to an organisation which tracks the value of eco-friendly firms.
Business leaders from some of the UK's largest companies have met to discuss how they should respond to the threat of climate change - and what opportunities it could bring.
Growing trees and crops on salt flood plains will be among the alternative strategies investigated in a £1.5m Defra-funded study, aimed at delivering innovation in flood management and coastal erosion.
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