Southern Water has today been hit with a record £90m fine for repeatedly and deliberately dumping raw sewage into seas along the south coast in breach of its environmental permits
The environment secretary says his plan to ‘refocus’ the Habitats Regulations is intended to deliver creative public policy thinking that delivers results, ‘rather than relying on change being set principally by litigation and case law’. Could recent case law that poses potential problems for the government’s housebuilding agenda be in his sights?
Environmental regulators swiftly adapted the way they work in response to the Covid crisis, embracing technology and planting the seed that some of the new approaches pioneered during the pandemic would stick around and make regulation stronger. With normal times seemingly within reach, what can we expect from regulators in a post-pandemic world?
Risk review – third quarter, 2021: The most important prosecutions and court rulings of the past three months and the key compliance deadlines and policy changes to expect in the near future
Professor Shanna Swan made international headlines by linking chemicals in plastics and pesticides to tumbling fertility rates, arguing that everyday chemicals are imperiling the future of the human race. She talks to ENDS about her incredible journey of discovery and why she’s worried about what paracetamol might be doing to unborn babies
The Environment Agency, a water firm and a fuel company are being coy about who is accountable for the pollution of the river Test in Hampshire. James Fair reports
The Environment Bill contains provisions that would prevent the green watchdog from disclosing information about its investigations, alarming peers and green groups alike. Wil Crisp reports
Due to return in the next parliamentary session after its latest delay, it seems the Environment Bill will finally receive royal assent in the autumn. Since the bill was introduced, however, numerous amendments have been made and there remain a great many question marks surrounding key targets and the timetable for implementation, among other issues. Here's what you need to know
Latest figures show huge increases in the volume of plastic waste sent for recycling in Turkey and Malaysia. Use ENDS’ interactive map to see where the UK's plastic waste exports are sent
A group of banned toxic chemicals made decades ago are today harming orcas, porpoises and kestrels. Rachel Salvidge investigates an industrial legacy that refuses to die
As the government's flagship green legislation nears royal assent, environment minister Rebecca Pow speaks to ENDS about controversial plans to refocus the Habitats Regulations and measures in the bill to tackle sewage discharges from storm overflows
It’s been more than two decades since Erin Brockovich proved PG&E was poisoning a Californian town and she’s been holding polluters across the world to account ever since
Interview: What guerilla rewilder Derek Gow thinks about beavers, civil servants and the demonisation of wolves
Guerilla rewilder Derek Gow has repeatedly argued for the benefits to biodiversity for having beavers in the landscape. He’d like to see other predators brought back too, but can he overcome resistance from those he sees as obstacles to progress?
When an international chemicals firm wanted to develop the UK’s first large-scale scheme to capture carbon emissions and use them in a range of applications, it also found itself blazing a path through a complex permitting process
The construction of a wetlands in north London is helping to keep nutrients out of polluted waterways that feed into the river Lea, as well as providing biodiversity and social gains, thanks to funding from a global drinks giant
The need to retrofit urban areas to cope with a changing climate, and mitigate its existing impacts, is one of the great engineering challenges of our times. A project in Cardiff seeks to deliver these objectives through green infrastructure
With water companies coming under increasing pressure to clean up their act in relation to river pollution, a project in Gloucestershire could offer a natural approach that delivers wider environmental benefits than traditional solutions
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