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August 10, 2020

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What will post-Brexit industrial regulation look like?
What will post-Brexit industrial regulation look like?

04 Aug 2020

The government plans to set up a new process to establish guidelines for industrial emissions control. Gareth Simkins looks into what needs to be done



How lockdown has changed the UK’s environmental regulators
How lockdown has changed the UK’s environmental regulators

30 Jul 2020

Regulators had to adapt to new working conditions during lockdown and while some aspects were challenging, others were improved, prompting them to consider changing the way they work permanently. David Burrows reports

How red kites paved the way for rewilding
How red kites paved the way for rewilding

03 Aug 2020

As the UK celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first red kite reintroductions, the programme is still influencing conservation policy, finds Catherine Early


Latest news

EA chief signals departure from Water Framework Directive rules

Environment Agency chief Sir James Bevan has signalled his support for the reform of key aspects of environmental regulation and said red tape must not hinder a ‘green recovery’

Natural England commits to planning overhaul

Natural England will reform its planning, licensing and monitoring activities as part of a new strategy which will try to reverse the precipitous decline in the quality of sites of special scientific interest by partnering with landowners

‘Sigourney Beaver’ released on Cornish estate

A Eurasian beaver called Sigourney has been released in Bodmin Moor as part of a new rewilding project in Cornwall

UK experiencing ‘undeniable warming trend’, says Met Office

Climate change is “exerting an increasing impact on the UK’s climate” and combined with natural variability is altering temperatures, rainfall, snow, sunshine, sea level and tree leafing dates, according to a new Met Office report

Hillingdon Council wins appeal over HS2 mitigation site

The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision requiring Hillingdon Borough Council to approve an application to carry out works related to the High Speed 2 rail link on a site with archeological importance

England’s largest landowners failing to plant enough trees, finds report

Some of the biggest institutional landowners in England, including the Duchy of Cornwall and the Church of England, have levels of woodland cover on their land lower than the national average, according to Friends of the Earth

‘Gross oversimplification’: Jenrick’s planning reforms dismay green groups

The government’s plans to automatically greenlight house building in zones earmarked for development have been criticised by environmentalists as a ‘gross oversimplification’ of the planning process, but housing secretary Robert Jenrick says the plans will deliver ‘environmentally friendly’ homes from the outset

Development near ancient woodland rejected on air quality grounds

A planning appeal for 65 homes near ancient woodlands in Devon has been thrown out by the planning inspector because the developer failed to assess the impacts air pollution could have on ancient woodlands.

Net zero: Tree planting plans undermined by peatland emissions

Carbon emissions from the UK’s degraded peatlands threaten to outstrip the extra carbon absorbed by swathes of new woodland that the government intends to plant, according to an analysis by CPRE, the countryside charity

Farm building logjam in protected sites cut in half as ammonia limits rolled back

A backlog of farming planning applications in Northern Ireland has been cut in half after an agriculture minister advised planning authorities to base applications on old aerial ammonia limits, despite evidence showing EU-protected sites are awash with excess nutrient pollution



England’s 10 worst streets for air pollution
England’s 10 worst streets for air pollution

29 Jul 2020

More than 1,300 sites across England are in breach of legal air pollution limits with four of the dirtiest streets found in London, new data shows

Government agrees to implement EU Circular Economy Package
Government agrees to implement EU Circular Economy Package

30 Jul 2020

The UK, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland governments will legislate to implement the EU Circular Economy Package (CEP) without further consultation, they said today in a joint statement

Fuel of the future? 8 clean hydrogen projects you need to know about
Fuel of the future? 8 clean hydrogen projects you need to know about

30 Jul 2020

Billed as the fuel of the future for high emitting sectors from aviation to steel, hydrogen is rapidly moving up the political agenda. ENDS takes you through eight of Europe’s most innovative projects


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ENDS Report issue 545, August 2020
ENDS Report issue 545, August 2020

29 Jul 2020

The latest edition of the ENDS Report is now out. Click through to read the full version of the magazine online


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