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The Galapagos Islands, which were the founding of Charles Darwin's theories on natural selection, are facing a new threat - plastic waste.
The Kinder Morgan aka Trans-Mountain pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific coast is controversial due to resistance from environmentalists and indigenous groups.
The initiative could see the EU banning everything from plastic cutlery and straws to drink stirrers and cotton buds to reduce single-use litter.
The South American country is to set to become the first nation in the world to invoke a complete ban on plastic bags.
A new service that uses Google Earth and Maps to predict a home's potential money-saving by switching to solar power has been launched in the UK.
British oil and gas multinational, BP, is turning its eyes firmly on electric vehicles after a $20 million injection into a new battery concept.
Burgers could be set for an overhaul if a Californian startup has anything to do with it. It wants to bring fake meat to the masses and its Impossible Burger is made of ingredients including wheat, potatoes and coconut oil.
A new weapon in the battle against greenhouse gases is being launched with omnipork - a shiitake mushroom, rice and pea protein. The meat-free dumplings have been created by Canadian scientists and Hong Kong climate campaigners in the hope of persuading people to help save the environment.
An engineering project by students in Texas is working towards solving the energy sector's biggest question: how to store solar power efficiently.
BEE populations have been decimated on the east coast of Canada, prompting bee-keepers to ask the public to plant wildflowers.