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Click through to view the latest data on how the Covid-19 crackdown has affected nitrogen dioxide levels at London's most polluted sites, and how the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures is impacting air quality
DEFRA’s new air quality figures show that although the UK’s air became dirtier last year as post-lockdown economic activity and road transport picked up, some records for clean air were also broken
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has blamed a 2.9 percentage point reduction in household recycling rates in 2020 on the coronavirus pandemic
A coalition of more than 1,500 green groups have called on the UK government to postpone November’s COP26 because the global Covid-19 pandemic could mean the exclusion of attendees from red-list countries
The waste industry has slammed red tape around rules allowing workers to avoid self-isolation after being identified as having been potentially exposed to the coronavirus
A council in Kent has told its residents that recycling left out for collection will be incinerated alongside general waste due to a national shortage of refuse lorry drivers
Covid-19 lockdowns have seen air pollution levels plummet across areas that have put restrictions in place, including China, northern Italy and European cities, data shows. Early evidence suggests that pollution levels are beginning to drop in London too
Scientists have found that coronaviruses can survive in sewage and remain infectious but little is known about how long Covid-19 can last and whether it might pose a risk to people and wildlife from rivers and seas. Rachel Salvidge investigates
For many, one source of hope during the coronavirus crisis has been news of the positive impact that control efforts have had on the environment. But the virus could make that future less likely to come about
The Environment Agency has reduced its regulatory site visits, SEPA has suspended its compliance assessment scheme and Natural England is no longer undertaking fieldwork. Here’s what you need to know about how the UK’s environmental regulators are handling their duties during the outbreak