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Industry and green groups have clashed over how tight the UK's cap should be under the EU Emissions trading scheme. The Government's plan for many sectors to opt-out of the scheme may also be at risk
UK and EU air quality objectives for nitrogen dioxide will be missed in many urban areas, according to an expert panel - and the shift to diesel cars will make matters worse
Exports of packaging waste rose by almost 50% last year, accounting for a large chunk of the increased rate of packaging recycling
Electronics businesses are coming under pressure over the devastating impacts of tantalum ore extraction in Africa
Reforms of abstraction licensing, water efficiency duties on abstractors and users, and water resource planning dominated the House of Lords' debates on the Water Bill
The Government has accepted many of the recommendations in the Strategy Unit's waste review, and has set up a £320 million programme to boost household waste recycling
The US government has referred the EU's five-year moratorium on authorising genetically modified crops and foods to the World Trade Organisation - sparking a bitter row
Pittards, the UK's second biggest leather manufacturer, is using its environmental policies to secure an edge in the increasingly competitive global leather market
The number of projects passing through the environmental impact assessment process has doubled since 1999 - but problems exist in new screening and scoping procedures
The European Commission has issued its long-awaited, and highly controversial, proposals to overhaul the EU's system of regulating and testing chemicals
The European Court of Justice has given an important ruling on Member States' powers to introduce environmental rules stricter than those set in EU Directives
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