Britain's water policy urgently needs updating to adapt the country to a changing climate, environment minister Ian Pearson has said.
A tenth of China's farmland is contaminated with fertiliser, polluted water and heavy metals, threatening the country's food supply, official Chinese sources have said.
Germany wants to see all European homes labelled according to their energy use as part of the effort to cut the EU's greenhouse gas emissions.
The global IT and communications industry produces as much carbon emissions as aviation, US analysts have said.
A Europe-wide flood management policy came a step closer to realisation after the EU Parliament and Council approved the Floods Directive this week.
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