Thames Water has unveiled proposals outlining how it plans to ensure supply to its millions of customers for the next quarter of a century - without having an unacceptable impact on the environment.
Soaring concentrations of hazardous fine particles in Central Europe have been traced back to parched farmland left to gather dust to the east in the Ukraine.
Last summer's deluge could be just the tip of the iceberg as we could be entering a 'flood-rich period' according to a Durham scientist.
Michael Martin, the minister for enterprise, trade and employment, has announced the new regulations to amend the remit of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to include sustainable energy and energy-efficient technologies.
UK charities say they are now successfully distributing emergency relief to those worst-affected by the Burmese cyclone - but need urgent financial support to make the most of this access.
A new set of comprehensive guidelines for on-shore wind projects in Ireland have been launched.
Existing technology could cut the pollution from power stations to a fraction of its current levels if only it were installed.
The number of people working in the environmental sector is expected to top one million within the next twenty years - more than double today's figure of 400,000.
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