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The Agency has yet to clamp down on illegal exports of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
The code for sustainable homes will now include efficiency standards for energy and water.
The spotlight is increasingly being put on climate change and other indirect risks to shareholder value.
Projections show the UK is unlikely to meet its goals on cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
An environmental group's claim that the UK's coal-fired power stations cause thousands of premature deaths has been slammed by industry.
Wal-Mart has joined retailers committed to sourcing fish from sustainable sources, and its UK subsidiary Asda is set to follow.
The Environment Agency has recommended disposal routes for more than 20 waste streams as operators struggle to comply with the EU landfill Directive.
The European Commission is poised to develop biomonitoring
The local authority's waste model could help others achieve similar results.
Nuclear power is being pitted against energy efficiency and renewables to tackle carbon emissions and security.
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