Millions of workers across the UK did not go into the office on Thursday - but this time sunny weather or an outbreak of the norovirus was not to blame.
Some of the victims of last year's floods in Gloucestershire have been told by council officials that their gardens could now be classed as contaminated land.
Ireland will be holding a National Biodiversity Week from May 18 to 25.
Households and businesses should be able to choose their water and sewerage supplier in the same way they do their gas, electricity or telephone provider, the water industry's watchdog has recommended.
The Australian Government has set up a fund to support retro-fitting existing buildings to improve their energy efficiency and offset the cost of training for those working in the industry.
Only half of local government bodies employ someone who has specific responsibility for environmental performance.
While national and local systems of rating the environmental performance of buildings abound, trying to compare developments in different countries can be a bit like ranking apples against pears.
There is a general feeling that pigs might fly before aviation becomes an environmentally-friendly travel option but an exhibition at London's Science Museum seeks to challenge this perception.
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