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April 18, 2021
 

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Prime minister pledges to legislate to tackle sewage pollution
Prime minister pledges to legislate to tackle sewage pollution

14 Apr 2021

Boris Johnson has reaffirmed the government's commitment to legislate to address the issue of river pollution from sewage overflows

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Why DEFRA 'lacks the clout’ to deliver its environment plan
Why DEFRA 'lacks the clout’ to deliver its environment plan

08 Apr 2021

Two recent Public Accounts Committee inquiries have questioned DEFRA’s ability to lead other departments, and even its own agencies, to achieve its aims for the environment. Catherine Early reports

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MAPPED: 700 sewage outfalls under investigation for frequent spills
MAPPED: 700 sewage outfalls under investigation for frequent spills

14 Apr 2021

Hundreds of CSOs are being investigated for the frequency of their sewage spills, according to ENDS' analysis of a water industry environment programme, but it will be some years before any action is taken. Take a look at ENDS' map to see if there's one near you

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Air quality management areas: What you need to know in 4 charts
Air quality management areas: What you need to know in 4 charts

15 Apr 2021

The UK has repeatedly breached legal limits for toxic nitrogen dioxide since 2010. Councils are meant to set up local air quality management areas when a particular location is found to be exceeding statutory air pollution limits. Here’s what you need to know

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Illegal sewage dumping by water firms widespread and frequent, investigation reveals

Water companies have been discharging untreated wastewater into rivers in breach of their permits on a regular basis, it was revealed in a BBC Panorama investigation that aired last night

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Campaigners mull legal action after councillors overturn planning committee vote to approve Southampton Airport runway extension

Campaigners have said they are taking legal advice after full council members resolved to approve plans for an extension to Southampton International Airport’s runway, overturning a separate planning committee vote against the application on climate change grounds.

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EA ‘confident’ Brexit lorry park designed in line with secret environmental advice

The Environment Agency has said it is confident a new huge lorry park in Ashford has been designed and is being operated in line with the environmental advice it gave as a statutory consultee, even though it continues to refuse to make its assessments public

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Majority of airborne microplastics come from roads, finds research

A study has found that 8% of airborne microplastics came from the effects of road traffic, with researchers warning that plastics in the atmosphere now 'spiral around the globe'

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Community prepares fly swarm evidence against water firm

A community is gathering evidence to support its bid for an abatement notice to be served against Southern Water over fly infestations

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'Environmental vandalism': legal measures halt unauthorised woodland felling

A temporary stop notice has been put in place following the illegal felling of protected woodland in Hampshire

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Only 7% of of Britain’s native woodlands in ‘good ecological condition’

Britain’s native woodlands are in a sorry state with just 7% in good condition and many suffering from a wide range of threats, including the planning regime, according to a new report

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Natural England faces legal challenge over HS2 felling of ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ woodland

Campaigners have announced they are to launch legal proceedings against Natural England for issuing a licence to HS2, allowing it to fell part of an ancient woodland in the Chilterns

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Housing policy undermines 25-Year Environment Plan, Jenrick told

Housing minister Robert Jenrick has been urged to rethink housing policy that forces councils to consider developing sites that are key to nature networks, in an open letter published in The Times yesterday, signed by 31 senior conservation figures

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Clean-up underway after hundreds of plastic bottles fall into river Dee

Natural Resources Wales have begun a clean-up operation after a lorry overturned, tipping diesel and plastic into a river

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Community prepares fly swarm evidence against water firm

A community is gathering evidence to support its bid for an abatement notice to be served against Southern Water over fly infestations

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'No consistent approach': EA review of groundwater flooding gives cause for concern

There is 'no consistent approach to planning, preparing, responding or recovering from groundwater flooding', an Environment Agency review has concluded

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ENDS Report issue 553, April 2021
ENDS Report issue 553, April 2021

30 Mar 2021

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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REACH whitepaper

The UK has begun its transition to a UK-only REACH domestic regulatory framework for chemicals. You can find out all about your responsibilities as a business as well as the general understanding in the industry of the new legislation in Adler and Allan’s whitepaper.

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26 Mar 2021

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26 Mar 2021

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26 Mar 2021

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12 Apr 2021

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26 Mar 2021

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Examining Inspector - Band 2 and Band 3

31 Mar 2021

With significant investment in major infrastructure across England and Wales over the next few years, we are looking to recruit approximately 15 experienced individuals who want to be involved in challenging, high profile projects.

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26 Mar 2021

Turley Sustainability is seeking an ambitious and talented sustainability professional to join its dynamic and growing sustainability team as Consultant, or Senior Consultant.

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