Businesses from across London were encouraged to learn more about how they can make their operations more environmentally friendly by London Remade.
The Australian bushfires have already taken a heavy toll on people's lives, destroying homes and businesses and killing several people.
London waste chiefs have set out their plans for spending to tackle the capital's waste problems over the next twelve months.
The percentage of homes being built on brownfield land increased slightly in 2007, according to official figures.
Up to 6,500 gallons of oil leaked into a river when 65,000 gallons of oil were spilt from a holding tank.
More than half of North East Scotland's waters have failed to reach 'good' status, according to figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Farmers will be paid their grants from the government's waste management scheme on a phased basis.
There is still a demand for "unprecedented effort" to meet the EU's environmental conservation targets, according to the environment minister Stavros Dimas.
A Limerick-based recycling technology firm has raised Euro 5.25m in equity funding to support its international expansion and product development.
Waters near Dubai have escaped serious pollution following a collision between a chemical tanker and a container ship.
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