Measures to tackle the ‘scourge’ of plastics pollution were placed at the forefront of the 25-year environment plan, but experts have warned of unintended consequences
Campaigners against a third runway have queried the noise impact of an expanded Heathrow Airport and noted limited demand for domestic routes
The EA has voiced its concerns over the low-levels of rainfall across the south east of England
The government has confirmed why it drew up a new framework for civil penalties for mercury and F-gas breaches, rather than use the established civil sanction regime
Three years on from a Treasury review of carbon emissions from infrastructure, and 18 months since the publication of a standard tailored for the sector, what is the industry doing about carbon? Catherine Early reports
Around 700 people from 60 countries descended on Edinburgh for the biennial World Forum on Natural Capital in November. Rachel Salvidge sets out what you need to know about a concept that is gaining traction
With directly elected mayors taking the hotseats in six combined authorities and more powers being devolved to local authorities, can they have an impact on environmental sustainability? Tom Reeve reports
The Environment Agency has extended a consultation on its wide-ranging charging proposals, but fears remain that firms will not have enough time to prepare for the proposed introduction of the revised fees in April 2018. Jamie Carpenter and Gareth Simkins investigate
England’s natural environment is in decline, according to DEFRA’s latest figures
As 2019 marks the end of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, James Parsons investigates the implications of the new policies the government is seeking to implement to require firms to report on their emissions
Climate change agreements are driving emissions savings, but good credits and buyouts needed for nearly half of all facilities, EA data shows
The content of forthcoming consultations and strategies will reveal whether there is substance behind the vision outlined in the 25-year plan
The UK government is rethinking the incentives that encourage large-scale wood-burning for energy. It’s time it diverted public money to cheaper and cleaner options, says Caroline Haywood
Membership of the European Environment Agency does not have to end with Brexit, and continuing to collaborate on climate change and other cross-border issues makes sense, writes Derek Osborn
Despite the evidence for the success of deposit refund schemes in cutting packaging litter, there is a baffling level of resistance to the idea from myriad – and often unexpected – parties, says Dominic Hogg
A recent ruling on testing pesticide products in the field set an important precedent for studies involving animals that are subject to data-sharing provisions under EU regulations, writes Richard Macrory
From April, many industries and businesses will face increased charges from the Environment Agency (EA), under proposals out for consultation.
Gareth Simkins: Although it is still early days, warnings of Michael Gove’s baleful influence on the environment appear misplaced.
David Smith: The passive, one-way delivery of gas and electricity from supplier to consumer is becoming outmoded as our energy-generation systems evolve towards a lower-carbon model
Joanne Kwan: Good practice pointers on how to assess and manage the risks of contaminated sediments in the UK are in short supply, but upcoming guidance intends to address the information gap
Richard Macrory: The European court’s decision to rein in the application of the precautionary principle to national bans on GMOs shows the careful approach taken by the institution so feared by Brexiters
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