Fears of an oil spill in the pristine Antarctic wilderness mounted this week as a Japanese whaling ship stranded in the Southern Ocean following an accident prepared to move away from the area using its own motors.
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The London Fire Brigade was rewarded for its efforts to fight climate change as it came top in the Sustainable City Awards, scooping the main trophy as well as the sustainable procurement award.
More resources are needed to investigate serious waste crimes and magistrates need help in understanding the sometimes complex details of environmental crimes.
Putting ambitious Government goals on sustainable buildings into practice came into focus in two parliamentary reports on climate and green energy published this week.
Pesticide-rich plumes of sediment spewed out of Australian river mouths have been shown to reach the Great Barrier Reef, threatening to damage the coral and other sealife which make up the natural wonder.
A series of floods have left 7,000 people homeless in Madagascar this cyclone season after tropical storms lashed the island this week.
Recycling rates of packaging waste have been steadily increasing in Ireland but the impetus needs to be kept up.
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