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Michael Gove has confounded initial expectations, building a reputation as the most effective environment secretary in many years. But with his continued occupation of the role thrown into question by Brexit turmoil, ENDS looks at Gove’s impact so far and the implications should he leave
With Westminster in chaos, the future of the UK’s post-Brexit environmental protections remain shrouded in uncertainty. Simon Pickstone examines what we know so far
Darren White is responsible for managing the environmental impacts of the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by the UK’s water industry. He talks to James Agyepong-Parsons about tackling the challenges raised by London’s super sewer scheme
New statutory instruments provide clarity on the operation of environmental assessment regimes in the UK after Brexit. Lisa Hall examines the implications
Food and drink giant Nestlé has cut water use by 60% and halved its greenhouse gas emissions over the past 10 years. Paul Hatchwell looks at its award-winning approach and lessons learned
'The message coming out from management is that we are working on protected sites, but the reality is that it is not the case’… Rachel Salvidge asks officers on the ground what the government’s move to shift large numbers of staff from England’s environmental regulators to DEFRA to work on Brexit means for nature
As ministers battle it out over the UK’s Brexit strategy, reports have emerged that the Treasury is undermining DEFRA’s environmental ambitions. Simon Pickstone investigates
While the Autumn Budget may have been low on surprises for energy and the environment, it did provide more detail on the government’s no-deal plans and its plastic packaging strategy. ENDS spoke to industry observers about the most significant announcements. Here’s what you need to know
Chris Fry: The Autumn Budget acknowledged that the UK’s ageing infrastructure needs investment as the world moves towards a low-carbon economy. Now we need new technology and imagination
As the government prepares to plug an impending governance gap in the UK’s post-Brexit environmental regulation, Simon Pickstone looks at what is in store for the ‘precautionary principle’
A Europe-wide system to deal with invasive species has been created, but does Brexit offer the UK an opportunity to get a stronger grip on invasive alien species? James Agyepong-Parsons investigates.
An environment officer was threatened with murder earlier this year. Gareth Simkins and Conor McGlone explore how the UK’s green regulators are addressing the risk of assault
Will the forthcoming waste and resources strategy be genuinely “radical” as the government claims, or another “plan for a plan” spawning endless consultation? Catherine Early asks the experts what they think
The Scottish government’s plan to ban biodegradable municipal waste from landfills has been praised by some green groups, but with few disposal options will it simply end up south of the border? Conor McGlone investigates
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has predicted unprecedented climate changes with rising global temperatures, ENDS looks at what this means for the UK
Paul Hatchwell: The argument for mandatory climate risk reporting for investors is now compelling due to accelerating climate breakdown, modest levels of engagement and lack of comparability
Julia Lynch Williams, chair of the board at virtual power pioneer Solo Energy, tells ENDS about her career in renewable energy and what’s next for the sector
How have key environmental indicators shifted since the publication of the first edition of the ENDS Report in 1978? Our infographic examines the progress made over the last 40 years
Jamie Carpenter: There is no doubt that environmental progress has been made in many areas over the past four decades, thanks in no small part to landmark policy changes. Do today’s politicians have the resolve to tackle the big challenges that still lie ahead?
As ENDS turns 40, Gareth Simkins looks back at four decades of covering the environmental policy and legal landscape. While there have been ups and downs and changes of ownership its has held true to the objects it set out to achieve
The four decades since ENDS’ launch in 1978 have seen many monumental environmental policy shifts. Paul Hatchwell and Jamie Carpenter take a look at how ENDS covered some of the most significant milestones
Richard Macrory: Contesting the legality of planning appeal decisions for developments where environmental impacts have been predicted and assessed is fraught with difficulties
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