Environment secretary Michael Gove has pledged that the forthcoming Environment Bill will be a 'world first’ in its commitments to legally binding environmental targets, in a speech this morning
What are the most common reasons for permit non-compliance and how can they be avoided? Adam Branson investigates
With multiple incidences of companies misreporting information to their regulators, including Southern Water’s recent £126m penalty for dodging sampling requirements, James Fair asks whether the controversial practice of self-reporting is fit for purpose
New legal advice on nitrate levels adopted by England’s nature regulator has put planning applications on the south coast in limbo. Here are 6 things you need to know about the advice that has brought Hampshire housebuilding to a halt
The Environment Agency is investigating Southern Water after Ofwat fined the firm £126m for deliberately dodging wastewater sampling, but will it prosecute or has it ‘gone soft on polluters’? James Fair reports
With energy recovery rates soaring, recycling rates flagging and export markets closing their doors to recyclable material, some legal commentators believe EfW operators might increasingly be open to the kind of lawsuit faced by Gloucestershire County Council over its Javelin Park incinerator. Conor McGlone investigates
We've taken a closer look at the main obstacles the UK faces as it prepares to achieve net zero carbon by 2050
The government’s failure to make critical changes to rules that put toxic chemicals into British furniture is “completely unacceptable” say MPs, who have also attacked a “lack of urgency” in responding to contamination from the Grenfell Tower disaster
Natural England continued to resist a legal claim seeking to overturn the system of discretionary bird-kill licensing, despite being in receipt of advice from leading counsel that the claim was indefensible, lawyers have alleged in a letter
An animal by-products processing facility in Cumbria has been the subject of renewed complaints about odorous emissions
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Interview: What Tony Juniper thinks about budget cuts, bird culling and bringing back the missing lynx
Tony Juniper talks to ENDS about nature recovery, net gain, budget cuts and rewilding in his first press interview since becoming chair of Natural England
In 20 to 25 years, England could face the ‘jaws of death’ – the point at which it will not have enough water to supply its needs. What’s being done to avoid it?
Inspired by grass-root campaigns, town halls across the UK have declared there’s a climate emergency. But what are they doing about it and how will it affect environmental professionals?
How did the handful of businesses that have overturned Environment Agency permitting decisions manage to succeed at appeal?
The Springwatch presenter is fronting an initiative which aims to ensure environmental regulators are upholding the law. Who is in its crosshairs?
Great Ormond Street Hospital is trying to improve air quality in and around its premises and educate the public coming through its doors at the same time
The debrief: How a water firm agreed a deal to remove individual protected species licence requirements
Natural England’s approach to streamlining its regulatory process could help Southern Water achieve its five-year plan for environmental improvements
Stroud District Council almost doubled its recycling rate in two years. Could its strategy be replicated elsewhere and used to reverse a nationwide stagnation?
One Midlands scheme aims to show that with the right strategy and people in place, district licensing can throw off the ‘licence to trash’ label
In 2016 Lichfield District Council introduced a policy requiring a 20% biodiversity net gain on developments. How has the approach worked out?
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