Gordon Brown has pledged to work with fellow world leaders to tackle the environmental challenge in 2009 and unveiled plans for a New Deal-style programme to create up to 100,000 jobs - including more green collar jobs.
SLR Consulting, one of the UK's leading environmental consultancies, is carrying out pioneering scientific studies to advance understanding for preserving archaeological remains in situ.
The big water headlines in 2007 may have centred on the summer floods in the UK, but in 2008 it was the fallout from those floods that dominated the news.
It may not be the sexiest of environmental topics, but the contaminated land sector yet again demonstrated its importance in 2008.
From groundbreaking legislation, to the promise of a greener President, to ever more daring protest stunts, the world of climate change and energy had it all in 2008.
The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has highlighted the amount of funding made available in 2008 for recycling.
Ireland's use of landfill sites could cause the country to be continually fined by the EU in the future, the editor of Science Spin magazine has said.
An emergency meeting has been called by Mullingar Chamber of Commerce to discuss water price hikes that could cripple a number of Irish businesses, reports the Westmeath Examiner.
Some Euro 20m is set to be raised in the coming year to help Ireland have a secure energy supply and meet the country's demands for power, it has been stated.
A possible new approach to creating electricity in Ireland has been suggested, as engineers claim to have developed a type of road that can make the power from traffic.
Minister of Finance Brian Cowen has unveiled plans to implement a new 'green deal' as part of a larger framework to build a better economy.
Government has announced plans for banks to set up funds which will help support green initiatives.
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