The government spent over £360,000 in an unsuccessful attempt to defend DEFRA’s air pollution policies when they were challenged in the courts by ClientEarth
DEFRA and the devolved administrations are seeking views on the enforcement of new EU and international rules on mercury and its compounds
The Environment Agency has updated its groundwater vulnerability maps to include improved data and help regulators, planners and developers gauge the likely viability of projects
A long-running investigation by the Environment Agency has concluded with a £1.99m confiscation order
A waste criminal who refused to pay court ordered costs, has served two prison sentences and lost his house after proceeds of crime order was enforced
“Extreme” Chinese recyclate restrictions would prevent the export of household plastic packaging and mixed paper for recycling from the UK, according to WRAP
The industry has welcomed the EA’s plan to reopen the panel, which rules on when materials have reached end of waste status
Energy efficiency is now at the centre of Westminster’s green policies, signalling a clear direction for reducing carbon from housing
DEFRA is looking at how best to consult on its programme of statutory instruments (SIs) needed to bring EU law onto the UK’s statute books
Some 55% of all rivers in England and Wales are failing to reach water quality standards because of wastewater pollution, according to the WWF
The mayor of London has launched a vehicle emissions checking service and a ‘hard-hitting’ advertising campaign against pollution
The government’s third attempt at producing an air quality plan has failed to address the issues which doomed the two previous plans, claims ClientEarth
The chair of the EFRA Committee has complained to the environment secretary that DEFRA is dragging its heels
The Clean Growth Strategy resurrects an enthusiasm for decarbonisation not seen since David Cameron’s 2010 pledge to be the greenest government ever, but will it live up to expectations?
The eighth year of emissions data under the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register was released in September, showing continuing progress in reducing a wide range of air pollutants and greenhouse gases in 2015
Bioenergy has dominated the EU’s agenda as a suitable renewable energy source for years with takers in the transport, heating and electricity generation sector, but is all this about to change for the UK? James Parsons investigates
Climate change is stirring up historic contaminated sediments from England’s rivers and little is being done to clean them up, as Rachel Salvidge discovers
Nick Robins: Investment funds that adhere to environmental, social and governance standards are starting to be recognised as the building blocks for a sustainable and prosperous economy
Richard Macrory: The legal system is ever ready to put pressure on government to meet air quality limits but it has yet to be seen how far the courts will go to exercise their powers to call-in plans
What will Brexit mean for the enforcement of environmental law as the UK prepares to strike out on its own? Tom Reeve investigates what could replace the European Commission as the ultimate watchdog
Nathan Richardson: We all want to reduce pollution but asking customers to pay water companies for breaking the law less often is not the way to go about it. Nor is hoping for less flood-inducing weather
The long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy has been unveiled by the government, to mixed reviews from green campaigners
Big infrastructure, Brexit and changes to regulations were some of the hot topics at this year’s ENDS Report roundtable of environmental consultants
ENDS inaugural Environmental Impact Awards recognised the achievements of 11 winners and several highly commended projects and teams
A guide for environmental professionals on key issues in UK environmental law and compliance during the Brexit negotiations, highlighting four ways in which the legal relationship between UK and EU law could begin to loosen even before the final date of departure.
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