The House of Lords will debate an amendment today intended to fill the environmental ‘governance gap’ in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
The decision of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to permit the culling of 300 ravens has been criticised by conservationists
The Chinese government has announced that the import of a further 32 types of solid waste will be prohibited over the next two years, including stainless steel scraps and post-industrial plastics
The European Parliament has backed a new EU regulation to prevent the ‘dieselgate’ scandal happening again and to ensure that car manufacturers do not cheat emission tests and face fines if they do
MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) are set to investigate the impact of pollution, climate change, acidification and overfishing on the UK’s seas.
Local authorities should exploit their market advantage to accelerate the deployment of solar photovoltaic technology, according to a new report
Also in the news, Ayrshire tyre recycler landed with penalties for storing 46,000 tyres on site without a permit, one-in-eight bird species facing extinction, 1,000-acre nature reserve for Suffolk and new regulations for offshore combustion plants
Seven things we learned from environment secretary Michael Gove’s appearance this week at the Environmental Audit Committee about progress on key environmental measures
EU member state chemicals authorities have moved to assess groups of structurally similar substances, ensuring that more chemicals are assessed for toxicity, says a report from the European Chemicals Agency
Utility firm Severn Trent Water has been ordered to pay out nearly £420,000 after a hazardous chemical leak from a treatment works killed an estimated 30,000 fish and damaged 5km of ecology along a Derbyshire river
Draft council proposals for meeting nitrogen dioxide limits seen by ENDS indicate that potential public opposition to clean air measures is shaping the plans that are under consideration. Gareth Simkins reports
Jamie Carpenter: It could be some time before it becomes clear whether the government’s decision to block plans for an open cast coal mine on climate grounds stands up to legal scrutiny
The government-commissioned Green Finance Taskforce has called for a step-change in investment to achieve a low-carbon, sustainable economy, but how would this work in practice? Paul Hatchwell reports
Revised regulations brought into force on 15 April ratchet up the UK’s target for biofuel use in transport in 2020 and again in 2032. Claire Petricca-Riding examines the implications
Environmental, social and governance risk factors are increasingly being considered by real estate investors in their decisions about which investments are likely to be safe bets
An analysis of the gender pay gap reports published by the UK’s biggest employers of environmental professionals exposes the extent of the pay differences between men and women in the sector. James Parsons reports
The operator of an incinerator bottom ash facility successfully appealed an Environment Agency decision to refuse it a permit. James Parsons explores what was learned
Five reasons to attend the ENDS Natural Capital Conference, including to hear best practice natural capital approaches from organisations that have pioneered the method
Experts agree that a secretary of state decision to block an application for an open cast coal mine on climate grounds marks a planning first. Catherine Early examines what it will mean for other similar applications
Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change, is astounded by an increasingly irrational world. He talks to Rachel Salvidge about clean growth, the 25-Year Environment Plan, natural capital, Brexit and why Michael Gove could soon come unstuck
Negotiations on a Brexit transition period is gathering pace. Catherine Early investigates what it could mean for environmental policy and regulation
Environmental policies and powers are among 24 devolved areas where the UK government wants to temporarily retain control after Brexit. Catherine Early reports on the implications
Jamie Carpenter: The launch of a natural capital calculator to ‘monetise’ the impact of water pollution incidents underlines how the approach is moving from policy into practice, but also demonstrates that its practical application may not prove straightforward
With government’s decarbonisation drive high on ambition but low on funds, new investment models are needed to ensure the UK can meet its low-carbon commitments beyond 2020
DEFRA has boasted that it is backing the EU’s circular economy package, despite leaked documents revealing it lobbied for lower targets just three months ago. What are the implications of this change of heart, asks Conor McGlone
Big infrastructure, Brexit and changes to regulations were some of the hot topics at this year’s ENDS Report roundtable of environmental consultants
ENDS inaugural Environmental Impact Awards recognised the achievements of 11 winners and several highly commended projects and teams
A guide for environmental professionals on key issues in UK environmental law and compliance during the Brexit negotiations, highlighting four ways in which the legal relationship between UK and EU law could begin to loosen even before the final date of departure.
The EU has a big influence in British environmental policy and standards, making environmental professionals relatively well informed about its workings. Does the UK environmental profession respect the EU and want Britain to remain, or has familiarity bred contempt? In association with Society for the Environment ENDS surveyed the profession to find out.
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