They have saved thousands of lives since their creation more than a century ago but now Australia's surf lifesaving clubs are being given thousands of dollars to save water.
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Former Treasury advisor Ed Miliband has been given a major frontbench role leading a new Government department focusing on climate change and energy.
Ireland could meet 42% of its energy needs with renewable power, delegates at a conference for the whole island heard.
Consultants working in the contaminated land sector have been advised against cutting corners on the first stage of the remediation process in the hopes of winning the lucrative clean up contract - because the shortcuts are likely to come back to haunt them.
Efforts around the world to tackle climate change and other environmental bugbears could lead to the creation of tens of millions of jobs, according to the United Nations.
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