News in Brief
Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the location of infrastructure will have to be reviewed after the summer floods in England.
A pension fund management company noted for environmentally-friendly investment is to help handle the Environment Agency's £1.5 billion retirement savings.
The Irish government has almost doubled the money it gives to local authorities to help tackle litter.
A European development bank is lending millions to a city in Bosnia-Herzegovina to help it build a new sewerage network and improve water supplies.
A UK producer of industrial hemp has just received a cash injection of over £2.5 million pounds. Hemcore Ltd grows and processes industrial hemp in the UK.
Understanding how plants use solar energy could play a big role in the future energy supply, claim scientists.
A new inquiry has begun into the government's Waste Strategy for England 2007 by a committee chaired by Tory back-bencher Michael Jack.
Over half the paper and cardboard consumed in the UK is collected for recycling and 10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions are saved by recycling paper, the equivalent of taking more than 3 million cars off the road.
Tackling air pollution on a local level is "crucial" if the UK wants to meet national air quality objectives set out by government, say the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).
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