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Up to 440,000 workers with health conditions that are worsened by air pollution are still being exposed to poor air quality in the industrial workplace in the UK, new research has found
A programme to detect coronavirus in sewage is now sharing data with NHS Test and Trace, with plans to roll the scheme out further, after early results successfully demonstrated that fragments of genetic material from the virus can be detected in wastewater, the government has announced
The government must make funding available to meet the extra cost pressures on councils’ waste services, which are spiralling due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Local Government Association has said
Waste firms must be on their guard during the coronavirus pandemic for an increase in modern slavery, an anti-trafficking charity has said
The waste industry has welcomed the EA’s ambitious plan to clear its permitting backlog but says the agency needs financial help from the Treasury to avoid unintended negative consequences elsewhere. Conor McGlone reports.
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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