Local authorities in Ireland will have to monitor bathing waters from 2011 under proposed regulations published by the government.
Noise pollution from transport is linked to 50,000 fatal heart attacks in the EU every year, researchers have claimed.
Unions have team up with environmentalists to call for more European action on climate change and energy security.
Government, media and public focus on the dangers of climate change is leaving other equally important environmental causes out in the cold.
Plans for a fuel-cell powered concept sports car has been revealed by luxury UK manufacturer Morgan.
Electricity giant EDF wants to see more car charging points installed on the streets of London following the mixed success of a scheme in Westminster.
Microgeneration could pay for itself within a decade or two if energy prices continue to rise radically and Government introduces a carbon tax, according to a sustainability expert.
Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edie