A 2014 review of general bird kill licences was dropped after DEFRA ministers put pressure on Natural England to “back off”, according to the deputy chair of Natural England
The government has admitted that building a third runway at Britain’s largest airport may be incompatible with achieving net-zero carbon by 2050. Gareth Simkins looks into the implications
A council claims the ‘devastating’ destruction of thousands orchids was the unfortunate consequence of a drainage works project, but the local wildlife NGO says the affair was bungled. Adam Branson reports
With the European elections fast approaching, Simon Pickstone looks at where some of the UK's top candidates stand on environmental issues
British Steel found itself in some serious financial trouble last week, without ready means to pay a massive emissions trading liability. Gareth Simkins looks into why the government had to step in
An inquiry has found that the effects of Japanese knotweed have been exaggerated and are unduly hindering property sales and undermining their value. Conor McGlone investigates
The government’s climate change advisers say the lion’s share of greenhouse gas cuts can be achieved through existing technologies. Isabella Kaminski looks at what this means for heavy industry
Theresa May’s pledge to maintain environmental standards after Brexit as part of a new Brexit proposal to be put before parliament has caused outrage among green campaigners
Fracking firm Cuadrilla Resources has breached three of its environmental permitting conditions, according to an Environment Agency (EA) audit of its Preston New Road shale gas exploration site
Representatives of the waste industry have told a cross-party bench of MPs that there is no connection between soaring energy-from-waste levels and low recycling rates
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The Springwatch presenter is fronting an initiative which aims to ensure environmental regulators are upholding the law. Who is in its crosshairs?
Inspired by grass-root campaigns, town halls across the UK have declared there’s a climate emergency. But what are they doing about it and how will it affect environmental professionals?
With around 34,700 medium combustion plants operating in the UK, the impacts of new EU rules limiting emissions of certain pollutants into the air from such plants are already being felt
As pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment Bill gets under way, some MPs and peers have already set their own ‘green lines’. Where will the flashpoints arise?
Stroud District Council almost doubled its recycling rate in two years. Could its strategy be replicated elsewhere and used to reverse a nationwide stagnation?
One Midlands scheme aims to show that with the right strategy and people in place, district licensing can throw off the ‘licence to trash’ label
In 2016 Lichfield District Council introduced a policy requiring a 20% biodiversity net gain on developments. How has the approach worked out?
Cited in the government’s 25-Year Environment Plan, the Knepp Estate in Sussex has allowed free-roaming animals to shape the land into a mix of habitats. James Fair reports on this pioneering project
Co-op is offering compostable carrier bags at 1,000 stores, but barriers may prevent wider take-up. Conor McGlone visits the Italian facility that supplies the new biodegradable bags to the retailer
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