The British government wants to expand its powers to monitor email exchanges and website visits, The Sunday Times newspaper reported.
An iceberg nearly 100 kilometres (60 miles) long was Wednesday preventing tourist ships from reaching Antarctica to mark the centenary of Australian explorer Douglas Mawson's epic polar voyage.
The British government gave the green light Tuesday for what it called the world's biggest offshore wind farm to be built off the English coast.
The Internet is not a law-free zone, the British government's top law officer warned Twitter users, adding that he would not hesitate to take action over offending posts.
An oil spill from a platform off Scotland in the North Sea is the biggest in the region in a decade, the British government said Monday as energy giant Shell battled to close off the leak completely.
Environmental group Greenpeace is calling for a ban in Britain on plastic "microbeads", found in many cosmetics, which they warn pollute the oceans and poison marine life.
The British government has shut a unit which has investigated UFO sightings for more than 50 years, judging its resources better spent on more earthly threats, it said Friday.
Deep-sea salvagers, in a record-setting operation, reckon they have recovered a fifth of the silver thought to be on board a British cargo ship torpedoed by a Nazi sub in World War II.
Britain's security services and police would have their right to trawl in bulk for online data boosted under a proposed new law to recast surveillance powers published Tuesday.