Water

Virtual reality: EA study mulls using role play to persuade communities of climate ...

Virtual reality: EA study mulls using role play to persuade communities of climate

Role play and virtual reality technology could be deployed to help the Environment Agency (EA) convince communities to move away from areas at risk from rising sea levels, according to a report... Read more

Latest Analysis

Environmental Politics

DEFRA’s new ministerial team: 9 things you need to know

DEFRA’s new ministerial team: 9 things you need to know

It has been all change at DEFRA since Boris Johnson became prime minister in July. Here’s what you need to know about the department’s new ministerial team

Environmental Politics

Who is Rebecca Pow, DEFRA’s new junior environment minister?

Who is Rebecca Pow, DEFRA’s new junior environment minister?

In a mini DEFRA reshuffle prompted by Amber Rudd’s resignation, Boris Johnson has appointed Rebecca Pow as a junior environment minister. Here’s what you need to know about the department’s newest recruit

Waste

Infographic: focus on plastic waste exports

Infographic: focus on plastic waste exports

The impact of China’s 2018 import ban on mixed recyclable plastics is evident in UK waste export figures

Land, Ecology & Development

‘The mother of all false economies’: Why the spending review spells trouble for Natural England

‘The mother of all false economies’: Why the spending review spells trouble for Natural England

The Treasury has handed DEFRA an extra £432m in its latest spending review but experts fear that very little will find its way to Natural England, which is bad news for domestic wildlife, developers and environmental consultants, finds Rachel Salvidge

Enforcement

Enforcement action: The regulations that are no longer enforced

Enforcement action: The regulations that are no longer enforced

There are some regulations that the Environment Agency has stopped enforcing entirely – does this reflect a change in the regulator’s approach to enforcement or a lack of capacity to tackle serious environmental crimes?

Brexit Hub Brexit

Environmental divergence: What could change after Brexit?

Environmental divergence: What could change after Brexit?

There are growing signs that the UK government is seeking to diverge from EU green rules after Brexit, with particular pressure to water down nature protections. But how feasible would such changes be? Simon Pickstone investigates

Environmental Politics

What’s going to be in the Environment Bill?

What’s going  to be in the Environment Bill?

The remaining parts of the draft Environment Bill are due to be published this autumn. What do we already know and what has yet to be resolved?

Latest news

Waste

DEFRA resources strategy will cost waste sector up to £35bn, claims major waste firm

“Seismic shifts” in how waste is defined and viewed over the next 20-30 years will require an investment of between £26bn and £35bn, according to a report from one of the UK’s largest waste firms

Land, Ecology & Development

Councils report decline in environmental statement activity

A decline in the number of environmental statements received by local planning authorities in England has continued, with submissions falling 8% between 2017/18 and 2018/19, according to official data

Land, Ecology & Development

Council approves redevelopment of heavily contaminated hospital site

A 198-home development on a former hospital site contaminated with mercury, arsenic and lead has been approved, subject to significant contaminated land remediation works

Compliance Deadlines

Plan ahead with our Calendar feature highlighting upcoming compliance deadlines

Compliance Search

Discover all ENDS content in one place, including legislation summaries to keep up to date with compliance deadlines

Editor's pick

Water

Interview: Feargal Sharkey blames the Environment Agency for England’s dying chalk streams

Interview: Feargal Sharkey blames the Environment Agency for England’s dying chalk streams

Former Undertones frontman Feargal Sharkey is fighting to save England’s globally rare chalk streams from environmental collapse and is challenging the Environment Agency to take action

Regulation

The cost of compliance: are businesses getting more for their money?

An increase in charges has pulled in an additional £5m in annual fee income for the Environment Agency, but the regulator’s performance on determination times has in some cases got worse

Climate change

Coastal flooding: will the residents of Fairbourne become Britain's first climate refugees?

The villagers of Fairbourne, North Wales, have been dubbed Britain’s first “climate refugees”. As sea levels rise they won’t be the last, but are authorities prepared?

Environmental Politics

Boris Johnson, eco-warrior

He's queried climate science, denounced 'mumbo-jumbo' 'eco-moralists', but now champions green causes. Are you backing Boris Johnson?

Regulation

Environmental permitting: The pitfalls to avoid

What are the most common reasons for permit non-compliance and how can they be avoided? Adam Branson investigates

Case studies

Biodiversity / conservation

The debrief: How a developer-funded warden system is saving seabirds in the Solent

The debrief: How a developer-funded warden system is saving seabirds in the Solent

Developers, who are contributing to extra pressure on coastal birds with the houses they build, are funding the cost of mitigating the impacts

Land, Ecology & Development

The debrief: How a mitigation project overcame opposition to a pylon scheme

Local people were closely involved in the design of landscape mitigation measures to offset the visual impact of a major pylon scheme in Scotland

Air

The debrief: The children’s hospital spearheading a pioneering clean air plan

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

Water

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

Recycling

The debrief: How one Gloucestershire council turned around its recycling performance

Stroud District Council almost doubled its recycling rate in two years. Could its strategy be replicated elsewhere and used to reverse a nationwide stagnation?

Find these articles useful?

Get more great articles like these straight to your inbox. Find out more about our weekly bulletins

SIGN UP
Data & Insight

In depth content that helps you to understand implications, consider risk, implement and deliver best practice

LAUNCH
Trackers

Our trackers help you to monitor risk, identify new opportunities, manage key deadlines and benchmark best practice

LAUNCH

From ENDS Europe

From ENDS Waste & Bioenergy