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May 25, 2019

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Necessary works: how a county council justified the destruction of 17,000 rare orchids
Necessary works: how a county council justified the destruction of 17,000 rare orchids

17 May 2019

A council claims the ‘devastating’ destruction of thousands orchids was the unfortunate consequence of a drainage works project, but the local wildlife NGO says the affair was bungled. Adam Branson reports



Could net-zero carbon halt Heathrow expansion?
Could net-zero carbon halt Heathrow expansion?

22 May 2019

The government has admitted that building a third runway at Britain’s largest airport may be incompatible with achieving net-zero carbon by 2050. Gareth Simkins looks into the implications


Latest news

Planned rivers authorities ‘could put local flood management strategies at risk’

A private members bill passing through the House of Lords must be amended so that flood risk strategies at a local and national level are not undermined by the creation of ‘non-transparent’ and ‘non-accountable’ rivers authorities, the RSPB has said

Lynx rewilding site found

Academics have identified a site in Scotland as providing the right conditions to support the reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to the British Isles

Cardigan Bay oil and gas survey proposals ‘incompatible’ with protected status

Conservationists have condemned proposals from an international energy company to search for oil and gas in a special area of conservation (SAC) off the Welsh coast

DEFRA takes 8% Natural England budget cut ‘off the table’

The government has rowed back on plans to cut Natural England’s budget by 8% in the 2019/20 financial year, according to DEFRA, but it is unclear whether the wildlife regulator will avoid cuts altogether

Dry summer and lack of watering wipes out 89,000 trees on HS2 rail line

Tens of thousands of trees planted along the High Speed Two rail route to mitigate its environmental impact died last summer due to record temperatures, low rainfall and lack of watering

Cuadrilla warned for releasing tonnes of methane

Fracking firm Cuadrilla Resources has breached three of its environmental permitting conditions, according to an Environment Agency (EA) audit of its Preston New Road shale gas exploration site


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EIA Benchmarking Monitor: live table
EIA Benchmarking Monitor: live table

13 Mar 2019

Our live table contains details of the latest EIA activity on major projects being decided via the fast-track Planning Act 2008 regime for infrastructure schemes in England and Wales.


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