News in Brief
Scotland has come a step closer to shaking off its image as one of the worst recyclers in Europe by announcing it is set to meet its 2008 targets a year ahead of schedule.
Three major English cities have signed up to a Government scheme to slash their carbon emissions.
A storm in the Crimea has sunk four freighters and an oil tanker, spilling thousands of tonnes of fuel oil, sparking fears of a major environmental disaster.
Met Office climate scientists have predicted that storm surges similar to the one that threatened the east coast of the UK on Friday could become higher and more frequent this century.
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