Total UK emissions fell in 2008 according to figures published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
A joint venture between an Irish and British energy supplier will see a half a million euro power plant open near Southampton.
The United States is planning to cut funding for its environmental watchdog while pledging to continue vast spending on contaminated land clean ups.
Scotland has moved a step closer towards its goal of a zero waste society in announcing how it plans to deliver on its aspirations.
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