Plans to clamp down on UK supply chain links to illegal deforestation, including due diligence requirements for businesses, have been published in a government consultation
What the environment minister thinks about illegal river pollution, the Environment Agency's culpability and leaving water companies nowhere to hide
Click through to listen to the inaugural episode of the ECO CHAMBER podcast, in which the ENDS team discusses the Environment Act 2021, sewage pollution, habitats rules, climate forcing chemicals and how nutrient pollution is driving developers up the wall...
After a long and tortuous journey through parliament, the government’s ‘world-leading’ Environment Bill has finally passed into law. The ENDS team has scoured the resulting legislation to bring you everything you need to know about the raft of changes that the new act will bring about
Experts say high levels of hydrogen sulphide present at the notorious Walleys Quarry landfill over the spring made it impossible for Environment Agency officers to inspect vast areas of the site. Conor McGlone reports
Defunct airline Monarch was hit with a massive £48.1m penalty for defaulting on its emissions trading obligations. But it escaped without paying a penny – and two other airlines in administration will pay little, if anything. Gareth Simkins reports
Voluntary agreements to reduce the amount of plastics in packaging have made some inroads but key government policies that would turbo charge action are long overdue. Industry is craving clarity, finds David Burrows
Guidance advising councils to ensure new developments are 'water neutral' for the conservation of nearby protected sites has forced councils to pause planning permission and put developers in a spin. Is this the beginning of a 'new moratorium on housebuilding'? Tess Colley reports
Data shows a stretch of river in West Yorkshire is the most polluted bathing area in the country, regularly awash with very high levels of harmful bacteria
With just days to go to the crunch climate talks in Glasgow, read our guide to the key items on the agenda and what to expect if you are going
The Environment Bill’s flagship biodiversity net gain measure is intended to deliver more development - and more nature. Here’s everything you need to know about the duties the bill will place on developers and decision-makers, the market the mechanism will create and practical lessons from where net gain has already been implemented
MAPPED: The areas around a notorious landfill that have recorded the highest hydrogen sulphide levels
Click through to view an interactive map with details of hydrogen sulphide readings at monitoring stations installed around the Walleys Quarry landfill in Staffordshire
GDP is no longer a fit-for-purpose measure of a nation's economic health and if the world continues to destroy nature at its current rate Covid-19 could be just the "tip of the iceberg", the author of the The Economics of Biodiversity review tells ENDS
Dr Rolph Payet, executive secretary for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, speaks to ENDS about the impact of the covid crisis on international cooperation, the threat of ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS, and the prospect of a new treaty on plastic waste
As the government's flagship green legislation nears royal assent, environment minister Rebecca Pow speaks to ENDS about controversial plans to refocus the Habitats Regulations and measures in the bill to tackle sewage discharges from storm overflows
The debrief: How a renewable energy scheme is seeking to use water from a disused coal mine to deliver low-carbon heat
A local authority on Tyneside is seeking to provide renewable heat for buildings, including a leisure centre and a block of flats, using mine water from an abandoned colliery
The debrief: How a flood defence project plans to protect an industrial hub and deliver environmental gain
A flood defence project, covering a 17-kilometre stretch of coastline in the south-west, is seeking to protect an 'internationally significant' economic area from rising sea levels and deliver environmental gain
A pilot project blending hydrogen with natural gas for domestic use has helped to demonstrate how the government’s ambitions to create a “low carbon hydrogen” future can be delivered
Ned Westaway: A London council’s emergency transport plan, introduced to bring about a greener recovery for its streets after covid, can be put in place without an assessment of its wider air quality impacts, the High Court has ruled, but making it permanent is likely to require more scrutiny
A ruling that set a landfill gas emissions limit for the Environment Agency to enforce to protect the health of a vulnerable child shows the approach courts are taking in the face of scientific uncertainty, particularly where there is a lack of consensus on safe chemical limits
Angus Evers: A recent High Court ruling shows the impact that poor environmental compliance can have on a company’s value and the importance of full and frank disclosure in business dealings
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