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Cars should be banned from idling near schools and congestion charges imposed across the UK as part of measures recommended by the government public health agency.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is to use his spring statement this week to set out new steps to promote biodiversity and protect the environment.
Health officials in Bremerton, Washington are warning people to stay clear of Kitsap County’s Sinclair Inlet after thousands of gallons of raw sewage was dumped in the waterway last weekend.
Tighter rules come a year after China implemented similar ban, prompting western nations to send rubbish elsewhere.
Of 265 US power plants that monitor groundwater, 242 report unsafe levels of at least one pollutant derived from coal ash.
Once a rapidly spreading rift intersects with another fissure, an iceberg of at least 660sq miles is set to be loosened, Nasa says.
Methane leaks at a fracking site near Blackpool have raised concerns about the capacity of the industry to produce gas without harming the environment.
International Polar Bear Day on 27 February is a chance to highlight one of the natural world's biggest and toughest animals.