The government’s landmark Net Zero Strategy is 'achievable and affordable', the government’s independent advisers, the Climate Change Committee, has said
The government’s rejection of the vast majority of the Lords’ amendments to the Environment Bill caught the headlines this week, but ministers have also introduced a sprinkling of new measures to and alongside the draft legislation. Here’s what they are
EXCLUSIVE: ENDS has uncovered details of the first complaints made to the post-Brexit green watchdog. Who has made the complaints and why? And what do they tell us about what to expect from the Office for Environmental Protection when it is formally established? Tess Colley finds out
Risk review - fourth quarter, 2021: The latest in ENDS’ new series of risk reviews includes details of the most important prosecutions and court rulings of the past three months and the key compliance deadlines and policy changes to expect in the near future
Attending COP26 and wondering what footwear to pack? Want to know where to find the best chocolate and where to get the inside track on what's on the day's agenda? ENDS spoke to attendees of previous climate talks to find out
The government is resisting peers’ attempts to amend the Environment Bill to set air quality targets in line with World Health Organization guidelines. But why, and what policy options would ministers have to consider in order to meet the body’s recommendations? Gareth Simkins investigates
Proponents of so-called oxodegradable and oxobiodegradable plastics say that the technology is a silver bullet solution to the plastics crisis. But others warn that the products could have unintended environmental consequences. David Burrows investigates
This time when the parties to the Aarhus Convention meet in October, 20 years on from its introduction, the UK’s ongoing non-compliance with its access to justice obligations will be met with demands for a roadmap to bring it into line. Does the UK have the willingness to take action?
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
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
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
Environmental crime is rife yet the number of tip-offs to the Environment Agency is vanishingly small compared with other regulators. Does the agency fail to encourage whistleblowing or are people too afraid and distrustful to come forward? David Burrows reports
Officials have been quick to play down the significance of comments made by the prime minister yesterday where he said the government did not want to support new coal mines, calling into question the future of one currently proposed in England
Developed countries are set to miss their pledge to provide $100bn a year in climate finance for developing and vulnerable countries by three years, according to a roadmap published by the COP26 presidency
The prime minister Boris Johnson has been accused of being 'in complete conflict with government policy' after saying that recycling plastic 'doesn't work' and 'is not the answer'
Government engagement with an inquiry into how COP26 is being delivered across departments has been decried as 'unsatisfactory' by the chair of a House of Lords scrutiny committee
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Due to return in the next parliamentary session after its latest delay, it seems the Environment Bill will finally receive royal assent in the autumn. Since the bill was introduced, however, numerous amendments have been made and there remain a great many question marks surrounding key targets and the timetable for implementation, among other issues. Here's what you need to know
The proportion of England’s rivers in good ecological health has plateaued at 14%, according to official classifications published last week, while the status of more than 100 has been rated as ‘bad’. Use ENDS’ map to view the locations of these water bodies
A group of banned toxic chemicals made decades ago are today harming orcas, porpoises and kestrels. Rachel Salvidge investigates an industrial legacy that refuses to die
UPDATED: Details of dozens of new enforcement undertakings with a value of £1.4m have been added to the ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database, as the use of the civil sanction as a tool to deal with environmental offences continues to grow. Click through for the full list, compiled by ENDS
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
More than £20m has been paid out to good causes since enforcement undertakings were introduced as a tool to tackle environmental offences in England more than 10 years ago, an analysis of Environment Agency data reveals.
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
Building the UK's largest ever solar park on an arable field was always going to raise environmental concerns, but with advice from nature groups, biodiversity experts and regulators this 350-megawatt project will also restore habitat to this former marshland and power up to 90,000 homes
How one 'traditional country estate' is receiving an income by enhancing floral diversity on part of the land and selling the biodiversity net gain to housebuilders
Kingsbrook, Aylesbury Vale: The net gain trailblazer bidding to set a new standard for nature-friendly housing development
Tasked by the local authority with protecting wildlife and the environment associated with the building of 2,450 homes, one developer worked with partners to enhance biodiversity within the estate's boundary
The debrief: How a Norfolk estate is forging a new path combining agriculture, tourism and environmental gains
With uncertainty around post-Brexit subsidies, and the rising environmental agenda, agriculture in the UK is in a period of flux. However, new business models, such as one at the Wild Ken Hill project in north Norfolk, are emerging
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
Professor Shanna Swan made international headlines by linking chemicals in plastics and pesticides to tumbling fertility rates, arguing that everyday chemicals are imperiling the future of the human race. She talks to ENDS about her incredible journey of discovery and why she’s worried about what paracetamol might be doing to unborn babies
It’s been more than two decades since Erin Brockovich proved PG&E was poisoning a Californian town and she’s been holding polluters across the world to account ever since
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