The European Union's policies are shifting towards long-term sustainability but action to turn around persistent problems must be stepped up.
The Ugandan government has dropped plans to allow part of a forest to be destroyed to make way for biofuel crops.
Families and organisers of fireworks displays are being urged to make their November 5 celebrations as green as possible.
The world's response to environmental challenges such as climate change has been "woefully inadequate".
A leading wildlife charity in Northern Ireland has published a new report which urges the government to act to improve education about sustainable development and business practices.
With increased waste disposal costs, high energy prices and a new emphasis on corporate responsibility, waste producers, local authorities and policymakers face tough new challenges.
Work has begun on a new £8m plant to convert waste into electricity on the Isle of Wight.
Oil giant BP has been fined more than $60m after breaching environmental regulations in the US leading to the death of 15 people.
A state of the art plastics recycling facility - believed to be the largest of its kind in the UK - has been opened in Lancashire.
The Government's Climate Change Bill will be amended to increase transparency and accountability, ministers have announced.
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