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  • Harbour porpoise benefit from MPAs. Photograph: Colette2 / 123RF

    DEFRA accused of ‘moving goalposts’ on marine protection

    The standard of evidence required for designating marine protection areas in the UK has been raised inappropriately, according to the Environmental Audit Committee

  • Natural England and HSE confirm appointments

    Four key members of the board of Natural England have been reappointed and a vital new HSE role covering chemical safety issues during Brexit has been filled

  • Allen had been in business for 18 years. Photograph: Sima / 123rf

    Asbestos waste criminal forced to pay £80,000

    The owner of a waste operation in Penzance has been fined for managing hazardous waste inappropriately

  • ENDS Environment After Brexit conference

    Government challenged to provide Brexit business certainty

    A strong case is being made to policymakers for continuing ambition on the environment after EU withdrawal, reports Isabella Kaminski, but will they listen?

  • Charles Hendry at the launch of his report on tidal lagoons. Photograph: Tidal Lagoon Power

    Rethinking tidal lagoon energy

    As the marine energy sector waits for the government’s position on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, James Parsons speaks with Charles Hendry, author of the independent report advocating its development

  • Rachel Salvidge, features editor, ENDS Report

    Bonfire of the strategies

    Plan after strategy after bill has been lofted into the fire, fuelled by Brexit and fanned by Theresa May’s snap election

  • Photograph: Veerathada Khaipet/123RF

    Thirteen MPs back clean air clampdown

    Restrictions on polluting emissions from ports, airports and urban areas have been put before the Commons by Geraint Davies MP

  • Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor National Park. Photograph: Ian Wool/123RF

    DEFRA shelves major water law

    Legislation reforming the water abstraction system has been shelved despite the increasing need for a more resilient approach to water use

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