Details are emerging about the highly anticipated resurrection of the definition of waste panel, which looks likely to be reinstated in April with an administration fee of £750
The EA has warned ‘intense flooding’ incidents will increase as Oxford secures £120m for flood defence project
Severn Trent Water has prosecuted two companies for abusing the water and sewer infrastructure, bringing the number of firms it has successfully taken legal action against so far this year to five
Regulations implementing changes to rules intended to prevent pollution from tankers will come into force in March
Also in the news, ‘more’ smart grid action needed, home chemicals ‘major air polluter’, Scottish Water’s new stormwater strategy, Coffey discusses sea plastics in Americas and BEIS consults on public attitudes tracker
Dounreay, BP and Petroineos all run sites rated ‘poor’ by SEPA, while overall compliance with environmental licences in Scotland improves
Latest government statistics show drop in UK emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide, but ammonia emissions continue to rise
A dairy farm in north Devon has been prosecuted after it was found to have caused pollution in a nearby stream, with ammonia levels almost 100 times higher than healthy levels
The Environment Agency has given a Hertfordshire pet food factory the green light to increase production, subject to a number of conditions
Stuart Wagland: Advanced thermal treatment technologies are proving they can offer a flexible, local solution to the UK’s growing need to deal with its plastic waste. Investors are starting to take note
Also in the news, waste burnt in London ‘doubles in a decade’, survey finds support for deposit return scheme, water firm unveils investment plan
Foreign secretary identifies environmental impact assessment as an area in which the UK ‘will be able to do our own thing’ following Britain’s exit from the EU
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the Environment Agency regarding a judicial review brought by a fisherman over conditions it had imposed on his fishing licence
Environmental groups says more work is needed to monitor fishing vessels after illegal dredging was uncovered in a protected area
Feared changes in feed-in tariffs have encouraged investors to push projects “through the gate”, resulting in a jump in installed capacity throughout Europe, trade body says
The Welsh government wants to align planning policy with goals set out under its environment and well-being of future generations acts
The EA has ruled that owners Octagon Green Solutions Ltd will retain responsibility for Blaydon Quarry landfill, which remains a problem site
Arrests follow ‘extremely serious’ organised crime activity, involving dumping of illegal waste, fraud and money laundering
The UK’s first ever horizontal fracking operation will take place this year. Rachel Salvidge sets out what you need to know about an industry that is on the verge of establishing itself in England
Jamie Carpenter: As its name suggests, the government’s 25-Year Environment Plan looks to the far future. But does the flagship strategy have enough to say about the present?
China’s ban on imports of certain recyclate is a bigger threat to the waste industry than Brexit, say industry insiders, but it is also an opportunity to rethink how the UK recycles its waste. Conor McGlone investigates
Geographical variations in the proportion of household waste being recycled in England are highlighted by the latest official data
Richard Macrory: How the core environmental principles of the EU Treaty will be given a role in the UK legal system after Brexit is still unclear. A ruling by the top Commonwealth court highlights one option
Boats operating on the river Thames have been a neglected source of air pollution, but the Port of London Authority and the capital’s mayor are now paying attention. Gareth Simkins investigates what is being done to keep a lid on emissions
What happens when the government’s growth aspirations collide with Britain’s coal mining legacy? Jamie Carpenter investigates
Mary Creagh: We can’t wait until 2042 to tackle the world’s plastic pollution crisis. We need to rethink our relationship with single-use packaging immediately to save wildlife and clean up our seas
10 things you need to know about the 25-year plan, including a promised chemicals strategy and proposals to end ‘avoidable’ plastic waste by 2042
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
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