Community schemes to recycle waste have been given a boost by Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority and its contactor Veolia Environmental Services.
The government is hailing 2011 as the year of the electric as the new Plug-In Car Grant begins this month.
A controversial 'super dump' has been given the go-ahead by Northern Ireland environment minister Edwin Poots.
Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman will call today for a reform of EU farming subsidies.
The number of properties without water across Northern Ireland now stands at just over 100 according to Northern Ireland Water (NIW).
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