Land, Ecology & Development

Natural England approves destruction of thousands of duck eggs over ‘threat to cyclists’

Natural England has given permission for the destruction of 4,500 mallard eggs over three years to prevent ducks “walking out in front of cyclists” and causing accidents

Environmental Politics

Environment Bill should mandate ‘national healthy air plan’, says ClientEarth

A series of recommendations to bolster the Environment Bill’s limited provisions on air quality were heard at Environmental Protection UK’s annual conference yesterday

Air Brexit Hub

The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

Click through to view a sortable and regularly updated table of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by the UK government, devolved administrations and the European Commission

Waste

NRW holds back evidence ‘to protect the public purse’

NRW holds back evidence ‘to protect the public purse’

The Welsh environment regulator held back evidence to avoid unnecessary legal fees during the unsuccessful prosecution of a refuse-derived fuel firm, it has said

Water pollution

Quarry owner fined for ‘high level’ stream pollution

The owners of a quarry in north Wales have been ordered to pay almost £39,000 for polluting five kilometres of a watercourse on two occasions

Environmental Law

‘Negligent’ diesel pollution filter manufacturer fined

Supplying replacement air pollution control parts that met an older performance standard but were supplied for modern vehicles has led to a penalty of almost £14,000

Environmental Law

UK set to miss 2020 environment goals

UK set to miss 2020 environment goals

The UK is set to miss key environmental targets from air pollution and water quality to tree planting and recycling, an investigation has found

Environmental Law

Enforcement undertakings: Britain's 10 largest settlements

Enforcement undertakings: Britain's 10 largest settlements

Since 2015, companies that commit certain offences under environmental permitting regulations have been able to offer voluntary enforcement undertakings (EUs) to the environment agencies to avoid criminal sanctions. Conor McGlone looks through some of the largest settlements