ENDS Report Air, Water and Land Ecology
November 18, 2019
 

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Firm fined for discharge breach that put phosphorus levels 70 times over legal limit

11 Nov 2019

A paint stripping business has admitted huge breaches of discharge consent conditions last week, having been prosecuted by Severn Trent Water

 
 

Analysis

 
Why HS2’s groundwater impacts are under scrutiny
Why HS2’s groundwater impacts are under scrutiny

13 Nov 2019

HS2 will need to tunnel through chalk aquifers that supply water to the struggling Chilterns chalk streams, giving rise to fears that it could create even more problems. James Fair looks at challenges ahead

 
 
General election: What’s on the green agenda?
General election: What’s on the green agenda?

13 Nov 2019

With the general election campaign now gearing up, the UK’s main parties are already unveiling eye-catching pledges to capitalise on the surge in public concern around climate change and environmental issues. Simon Pickstone investigates whether green issues are set to take centre stage

 
 

Latest news

 
Thousands of homes set to be built in high risk flood zones

Around 10,000 new homes have been allocated for development in high flood risk areas across 10 local authorities hit by flooding, a new investigation has found

 
Environmental impact standard launched

A new international standard to help organisations evaluate their environmental impacts and dependencies on natural resources has been launched by the International Organisation for Standardisation

 
Thames Water puts £700m in construction contracts out to tender

Thames Water has released details of new construction programmes relating to its water network and treatment plants estimated to be worth £700m

 
Software failure costs Total £36,000 for ETS error

Oil and gas company Total E&P has paid a five-figure sum after an error crept into one of its offshore platform’s greenhouse gas emissions calculations

 
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

 
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

 
Mandate green design into planning requirements, say property experts

A group of property experts have called for sustainable design principles to be integrated into planning requirements and an annual greenhouse gas target for commercial buildings be set in order to drive down the industry’s carbon emissions

 
 

Most-read

 
‘Huge icebergs of foam’: EA investigates mystery city centre river pollution

06 Nov 2019

The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating what type of pollution has left a city centre river covered in a mystery white foam

 
 
Government waters down green non-regression pledge
Government waters down green non-regression pledge

11 Nov 2019

The government appears to have weakened its pledge to introduce a legally-binding commitment to uphold environmental standards after the UK leaves the EU

 
 
General election: Which MPs with green roles are most vulnerable?
General election: Which MPs with green roles are most vulnerable?

13 Nov 2019

With the general election now officially underway, ENDS looks at which MPs with an interest in climate and environmental issues face the toughest reelection battles

 
 

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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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Principal EIA Consultant JSM Associates, Central London
Sustainability Programme & Data Analyst Heathrow Airport Ltd, Heathrow, Hounslow
Consultant Economist Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Principal Consultant Policy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Consultant LCA Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
 

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