Researchers at Plymouth University have shown the damage discarded plastic bags can have on our marine life.
A study lasting just nine weeks revealed that the bags, whether biodegradable or not, smothered life on the sea bed by stopping oxygen and sunlight from getting through. As a result animals living on coral reefs could be strongly affected and even wiped out altogether.
Dartmoor is being credited with saving a rare butterfly from extinction.
The High Brown Fritillary was classed as critically endangered last year, but has seen a 180% increase since, as the moor has become its stronghold - helped by last year's warm spring.
Council officers are due to inspect the scene of a cliff collapse at South Hams in Devon.
Falmouth Coastguard described Sunday night's landslip at Butter Cove in Bantham as substantial. You can see the scale of it in this photo taken by the police helicopter, which was called out to survey the fall. The coast path is closed in the area for safety reasons.
A view of the partial solar eclipse from Tavistock, Devon.
Castle Primary School in Tiverton had fun watching the spectacle.
Rich Wiltshire took this superb photo of the eclipse in Bridgwater.
These impressive shots were taken in St Ive, Liskeard, by Paddy Long
John Habbishow took this one in Barnstaple.
A Somerset lagoon could be turned into one of the UKs biggest tidal power plants, it was announced this morning
Bridgwater Bay could become home to a plant which will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, using the weight of the water to power turbines.
The company behind the scheme revealed plans for a similar operation in Wales, and confirmed it was already carrying out tests in Bridgwater Bay.
The Bridgwater lagoon along with three others could provide 8% of the UK's electricity for 120 years.
We have the best tidal resource in Europe and the second best worldwide. We now have a sustainable way to make the most of this natural advantage.
West Beach in Dorset, which is featured in ITV's hit series Broadchurch, will be closed for up to six weeks while further flood defences are installed.
The beach will have 7,000 tonnes of shingle placed on the sand to protect the sea wall. Work has been going on since October.
Final preparations are being made for the official opening of the newly raised road into Muchelney.
The road became an iconic image of the flooding on the Somerset Levels last winter - and the village of Muchelney was cut off.
The road is one of several projects to prevent future flooding on the Somerset Levels - including dredging eight kilometres of the rivers Parrett and Tone.
Controversial plans for 200 solar panels to be placed in the grounds of the Burgh Island Hotel have been approved.
The famous Devon hotel - loved by crime writer Agatha Christie - had to overcome considerable local opposition to gain planning permission.
Hotel bosses say the energy generated will be used to run the 85-year-old building.
New figures show Truro has excessive levels of traffic-related nitrogen dioxide. Cornwall Council says it wants to make air pollution a priority and is asking residents to submit ideas on how it can be approved.
One of West Country's best loved gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its re-discovery.
The gardens had slowly slipped into decline after the estate's gardeners had left to fight in the First World War and became overgrown with brambles and ivy.
They were re-discovered in 1990.