The Environment Agency is being accused of not properly monitoring the bathing waters of the newly designated river Wharfe in Ilkley because it is only testing water upstream of a sewage works, when many bathers swim downstream of the plant... Read more
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
It could take the Scottish Environment Protection Agency two years to fully recover from a cyber-attack that locked it out of most of its data and systems, according to the regulator. While a backlog of permit applications is building up, SEPA's boss says key activities are still being carried out
A consultation that closed on 18 April poses some important points about the future of ‘best available techniques’ post-Brexit, writes James Nierinck
Interview: What guerilla rewilder Derek Gow thinks about beavers, civil servants and the demonisation of wolves
Guerilla rewilder Derek Gow has repeatedly argued for the benefits to biodiversity for having beavers in the landscape. He’d like to see other predators brought back too, but can he overcome resistance from those he sees as obstacles to progress?
With water companies coming under increasing pressure to clean up their act in relation to river pollution, a project in Gloucestershire could offer a natural approach that delivers wider environmental benefits than traditional solutions
Will the government’s revised action plan for the sustainable use of pesticides be enough to quell concerns over their impact?
Click through to view an interactive map with details of 100 sites that together discharged untreated sewage for more than 480,000 hours last year – each site on average dumping raw sewage for 200 days across 2020
The Environment Agency’s water monitoring regime has been under fire ever since insiders broke ranks to tell ENDS the system was an expensive and unscientific waste of time. The pandemic has meant that even less monitoring has taken place and even now it remains below pre-lockdown levels. Green groups are looking for change, reports Wil Crisp
Risk review - second quarter, 2021: The most important prosecutions and court rulings of the past three months and the key compliance deadlines and policy changes to anticipate in the near future
An ENDS investigation has located hundreds of buried landfills containing hazardous waste across England and Wales. Search ENDS' map to see if there's one close to you
Nine-year old girl Ella Adoo Kissi-Debrah became the first person to have air pollution listed on their death certificate, leading to increased pressure on government to take action to improve air quality. But will anything change? Isabella Kaminski reports
British plastic waste exported to Turkey is polluting the Mediterranean Sea, according to an investigation by Greenpeace, which has called for the Environment Bill to ban the trade
The Environment Agency has launched a criminal investigation into the cause of pollution in a river, which has been covered in white foam for weeks
The repeatedly delayed Environment Bill will return to Parliament on 26 May for a final commons debate on nature, the government has announced
A push to roll out hydrogen-ready boilers and blend hydrogen into natural gas pipelines is a ‘Trojan horse’ for perpetuating fossil fuel dependency, according to a coalition of environmental groups
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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
The polluted state of the river Wye hit the headlines this year. Campaigners say chicken farms are to blame and NRW has launched a review but is it likely to satisfy anyone? Adam Branson investigates
UPDATED: Details of nearly 30 new enforcement undertakings with a value of more than £1.5m 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
One hundred sites discharged untreated sewage for more than 480,000 hours last year, this month's map of Environment Agency data shows
The number of here persistently poorly managed sites increased in England in 2019, according to an analysis by ENDS and 87% of those sites were in the waste sector
The debrief: How an innovative beach restoration scheme is helping to protect homes and industry from flooding
Concrete and rock have long been the go-to materials for coastal defences, but an innovative scheme on the Norfolk coast looked instead to restoring and reprofiling a beach to help protect homes and industry from North Sea storm
Striking a balance between meeting consumer demands and the need to protect nature has historically been difficult to achieve, but one food company and its supplying farmers have found a more mutually beneficial approach
With the Environment Bill making its way through parliament, 2021 looks set to be the year that biodiversity net gain takes a significant step forward in England. But in Scotland, one firm is already working to deliver it
Concerns over nitrate pollution from new housing developments have blocked planning consents for thousands of homes, but the purchase of a farm on the Isle of Wight offers a solution to the problem while creating new habitats
The poor condition of England’s waterways and the important habitats they provide has been making headlines recently, but a project in Hampshire shows how they can be successfully restored to meet environmental targets
Dame Glenys Stacey has big ambitions for her crucial role as head of the watchdog set up to hold the government to its environmental commitments after Brexit. But what approach will she take to enforcement, and will she be given the independence and funding she needs to succeed?
Interview: Dark Waters hero Robert Bilott on the poisoning of a nation and his 20-year battle with a chemicals giant
US attorney Robert Bilott has worked for two decades to get justice for those harmed by ‘forever chemical’ PFOA, with his efforts leading to multi-million dollar legal payouts, a Hollywood movie and the shocking revelation that every American has the substance in their blood. But the battle is far from over, and now it’s global
Interview: What Jolyon Maugham QC thinks about taking on polluters and holding the government to account
‘Rich remoaner lawyer’ Jolyon Maugham QC, founder of the Good Law Project and bête noire to the government, talks to ENDS about using litigation to influence politics, suing water firms for sewage pollution and being savaged on Twitter
Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Gail Bradbrook on growing criticism, eco-fascism and net zero by 2025
Two years on from Extinction Rebellion’s formation, there are rumours of splits, rival factions and, as public goodwill wanes, signs the government could classify XR as an organised crime group. With XR seemingly at a crossroads, Gail Bradbrook, the group’s co-founder, talks to ENDS about where it goes next
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