Ireland's annual eco-show double-bill held in Dublin last week saw the geographical coverage of companies present and issues raised expand even further, highlighting the global nature of environmental problems - all within a distinctly Irish context.
A new biofuel production method that could increase the efficiency of turning plant matter into fuel over three-fold was unveiled by US scientists this week.
Smoke haze in northern Thailand has become so bad that a state of emergency has been declared by officials and flights to the popular tourist destination have been cancelled due to poor visibility.
A call to embrace the "ecological revolution unfolding before us" was one of five key messages French President Jacques Chirac chose to convey to his countrymen as he announced he was stepping down, with six weeks to go until the presidential elections.
Tony Juniper, executive director of Friends of the Earth, has told waste professionals that he believes Government is backing the wrong horse by supporting a new wave of incinerators as part of the solution to the UK's landfill problems.
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