Half a million pounds of funding has been made available for pilot projects looking at how natural features such as wetlands could reduce flood risk.
Green campaigners are calling on the European Union to agree tough targets to tackle fuel consumption in cars.
A watchdog set up to protect the environment in North America has released a report claiming up to eight million litres of diesel and two tonnes of hazardous PCBs have leaked into a Canadian river.
The new chairman of the Environment Agency, Chris Smith, has agreed to sit on the judging panel of edie's Awards for Environmental Excellence.
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