A major campaign to alert parents to the dangers of their children being exposed to lead has swept the US.
Water resources are not being protected and the public is not getting its say on important environmental issues.
EU states will have to recycle half of their household waste and almost three quarters of their construction waste by 2020 after council chiefs rubber stamped new waste regulations.
Consumers were once again urged to put the spotlight on their energy use during this year's Energy Saving Week.
Government needs to offer more incentives to encourage brownfield redevelopment and carry out a major reassessment of housing needs in the UK to support building targets.
Australia's Gold Coast saw the return of water restrictions this week after a seven month reprieve.
The government of New South Wales has rewritten the rules on contaminated land, making landowners responsible for reporting suspected problems rather than waiting for regulators to discover them.
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