Universal water metering and incentives to encourage consumers to save water will be needed to avert severe shortages in coming decades, says the Environment Agency.
Professor Niamh Brennan has been named as the Chairman of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA).
The Irish economy could benefit from the protection of bogland in the country, it has been suggested.
Potentially harmful toxins have been discovered in the soil of a Leicestershire housing estate.
A new "one-stop shop" to help businesses and households go green is being created in a major government overhaul announced this week.
Drought-stricken Australian wetlands are to be given a "much needed drink" with a billion litre watering programme, the country's government has announced.
Government minister Margaret Beckett has called on local authorities to ensure green spaces are an "integral" part of planning as part of efforts to tackle climate change.
The tourism industry must be "more environmentally responsible" if it is to secure its future and help combat climate change, the government warned this week.
The Irish government has called on Europe to work together to solve environmental problems.
UK greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by two percent, according to the latest government figures.
Building tidal barrages across northern England estuaries could generate more than five per cent of the UK's electricity, researchers revealed this week.
Work has begun on a £321 million extension to London's famous Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children hailed the greenest hospital redevelopment in the country.
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