Local authorities in Ireland will be given a share of more than Euro 23m of funding to maintain and water and sewerage treatment.
Households should be paid for recycling in a bid to boost the UK's recycling rates, the Conservatives have said.
Forest land vital for absorbing carbon dioxide is coming under increasing pressure as demand for wood fibre and land to grow both food and fuel crops increases.
Wildlife campaigners have warned that development and pollution in South Africa is threatening a vital breeding site for lesser flamingos.
Up and coming designers showcased their work at the annual New Designers show - but this year many of the graduates had turned their attention to the environment.
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's laboratories will begin sequencing duckweed DNA in an effort to tap its potential to clean up water pollution.
The rail industry's CO2 emissions have dropped by about a quarter since 1996 and the sector is now responsible for about 0.5% of the UK's total carbon emissions.
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