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August 15, 2022
 

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National parks set to fall within eased planning regulation freeport zones
National parks set to fall within eased planning regulation freeport zones

10 Aug 2022

Dartmoor, the North York Moors, and the New Forest are set to fall within the boundaries of the government’s proposed new freeports, where planning regulations are expected to be relaxed, prompting concern that plans to boost nature in national landscapes are at risk

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Is the UK pulling its weight to make COP15 nature’s ‘Paris moment’?
Is the UK pulling its weight to make COP15 nature’s ‘Paris moment’?

11 Aug 2022

The UK will attend the major UN biodiversity summit COP15 later this year, leading a group of countries aiming to see the ambition to protect 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030 adopted in a global pact. But with negotiators dragging their heels can the summit still be nature’s ‘Paris moment’? Tess Colley reports

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MAPPED: How dry weather is affecting England’s rivers
MAPPED: How dry weather is affecting England’s rivers

10 Aug 2022

The country is facing record breaking heatwaves and prolonged periods of dry weather. Click through to see how England’s rivers are faring and what water companies are doing to mitigate the problem

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ECO CHAMBER PODCAST SPECIAL: Feargal's fury, beaver fever and heatwave hellscapes
ECO CHAMBER PODCAST SPECIAL: Feargal's fury, beaver fever and heatwave hellscapes

02 Aug 2022

This specially extended episode features former Undertones frontman and keen angler Feargal Sharkey on who's to blame for the dismal state of England's rivers. The ENDS Report team also examines why the government has ditched two-thirds of its nature indicators this year, why England is heading for drought, why things are looking bright for beavers, and how the EU plans to monitor its environmental progress

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Green watchdog report sees ‘de facto ban’ on use of Acoustic Deterrent Devices in salmon farming

A clamp down on the use of Acoustic Deterrent Devices at Scottish salmon farms has been prompted in the first intervention of its kind by the country’s new green watchdog

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'Don’t delay tree-planting’: DEFRA confirms woodland creation funding scheme to merge with ELMs

The government has pledged to ‘largely mirror’ woodland creation payments for farmers and landowners when the current scheme becomes part of DEFRA’s environmental land management programme in 2025, as it urges landowners not to delay tree-planting

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RSPB throws weight behind calls for DEFRA to reopen mass crab death investigation

DEFRA must reopen its investigation into why thousands of crabs and lobsters have died in repeated events on the north-east coast, the UK’s biggest nature conservation charity has said, as freedom of information requests shared with ENDS reveal agency uncertainty on the case

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Internal market watchdog to examine proposed peat ban after government request

The potential impact of a ban on the sale of peat in England will be examined by the Office for the Internal Market in a milestone moment for the new advisory body

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Bats fell from sky in last month’s extreme heat, reports National Trust

Rangers at a National Trust estate in Northumberland found disoriented bats that had fallen on the ground in the daylight during the hottest days last month, warns the charity in what it says constitutes a ‘watershed moment’

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Cheshire nature reserve to be 'entirely obliterated' by HS2

A Cheshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve will be compulsory purchased by HS2 Ltd for major utility works related to the High Speed 2 rail project, despite campaigners’ objections

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‘Relentless tragedy’: 1,000s of threatened wild chicks die on Natural England nature reserves amid bird flu outbreak

Several thousand wild bird chicks of conservation concern have died on national nature reserves managed by Natural England due to an avian flu outbreak affecting the UK, as the RSPB calls for a 'proper recovery strategy' from the government to handle the crisis

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Big knowledge gaps in offshore wind impact on seabirds need addressing, warn government advisers

The UK must improve its understanding of internationally important seabird populations to ensure the impact of offshore wind development on them is fully accounted for, according to a new report which suggests scent-detection dogs could be trained to identify new colonies

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Power List
 
Power List 2022: the UK's 100 most influential environmental professionals
Power List 2022: the UK's 100 most influential environmental professionals

17 May 2022

The inaugural ENDS Power List names the 100 UK environmental professionals who have made the greatest impact in the past two years – as nominated by their colleagues, clients and competitors

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