While looters may have stolen the headlines along with the cargo of the stricken MSC Napoli, the environmental impacts of the shipwreck could be felt well after the mainstream media loses interest.
'Energy labels' could become an obligatory part of the package when a property is sold, following a consultation launched on Thursday.
The impacts of climate change on India's water, food production and forests are the subject of a major UK-Indian collaborative research study, announced at an international sustainability summit in Delhi this week.
Scotland's governing body has reiterated its commitment to sustainability in an annual update on its environmental performance.
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Ireland's drinking water quality improved in 2004-5 with an average of 96.7% up to prescribed standards, and problem areas largely limited to sparsely populated areas, according to the latest government report.
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