An outright ban on the use of plastic microbeads in bathroom products must be introduced by the Government to reduce harmful marine pollution, MPs have said.
Officials hope to attempt to refloat the oil rig grounded on the Western Isles within the next three days.
Water voles are being returned to a lake in the Yorkshire Dales in what is thought to be the highest reintroduction project for the endangered mammal in Britain.
More than 50,000 litres of fuel is believed to have leaked from an oil rig that ran aground on the Western Isles.
People are being urged to stay away from a beach on the Western Isles as salvage teams work to secure an oil rig carrying 280 tonnes of diesel that ran aground after being blown ashore in severe weather conditions.
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A 15-acre scrapyard littered with tyres, oil and car parts is to be restored to the wildlife-rich peat bog it was built on, conservationists said.
Blustery conditions impacted the second day of the Rio 2016 Olympics, leading to delays, cancellations and disruption.
The "carbon footprint" for the pollution caused by UK consumption has increased slightly, official figures show.